Piya Chattopadhyay named new CBC Radio One Sunday morning host

CBC has announced that Piya Chattopadhyay will succeed Michael Enright as host of CBC Radio One’s revamped Sunday morning show, starting this fall. 

With Enright’s 20-year hosting run on The Sunday Edition set to conclude June 28, a new format is being developed with Willow Smith, former executive producer of The Current, to serve as executive producer.

For the last four years, Chattopadhyay has hosted weekly national show, Out In The Open, which the public broadcaster says will also wrap June 28. 

“I am so proud to take up the mantle of Sunday morning, to build and expand upon the deep journalistic legacy of that space,” said Chattopadhyay, in a release. “I feel every journalistic adventure I’ve had has primed me for this. I have long committed myself to elevating voices that aren’t often heard, and to challenging both what we hear and how we hear it. I look forward to continuing that work on Sunday mornings.”

A Ryerson University Journalism grad, Chattopadhyay has been reporting for both radio and television since 1997, including a three-year stint as Fox News Radio’s Middle East correspondent, based in Jerusalem. She’s also guest hosted TVO’s The Agenda, and more recently has been heard filling in on Metro Morning on CBC Radio in Toronto.

“We are excited to have Piya bring her energy and perspective to this role, said Cathy Perry, Executive Director of Current Affairs for CBC. “She’s the perfect fit for this program with its in-depth interviews and documentaries, and she’ll do a great job of bringing fresh takes on the ideas and stories Canadians want to hear, reflect on and learn more about on Sunday mornings.”

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessenhttps://broadcastdialogue.com
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email - corrections@broadcastdialogue.com

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