CBC Toronto’s “Metro Morning” host Matt Galloway is leaving the popular show and has been announced as the new host of the nationwide current-affairs radio program “The Current.”
“I’m looking forward to being part of the big stories in Canada today, and diving into the international topics that I’m always curious about,” said Galloway in a news release on Thursday morning. He’ll be succeeding Anna Maria Tremonti, who left “The Current” in June. Galloway will start his new assignment as of Jan. 6, says the CBC. (Laura Lynch will host “The Current” in the interim period.)
Galloway’s last and final day at “Metro Morning,” which he has been hosting since 2010, will be on Dec. 6. CBC has not announced a new host for the show, which airs on weekdays from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m., directly preceding “The Current.”
“Matt has done an outstanding job on ‘Metro Morning.’ And while it is hard to think of a ‘Metro Morning’ without Matt, it is also important that our brightest and best get new opportunities,” said Susan Marjetti, the CBC’s executive director of radio and audio, going on to say that Galloway “asks the questions that need asking. And like his incredible predecessor, Anna Maria Tremonti, he is a great listener and that allows him to deepen the conversation.”
Galloway has been working at the CBC Radio for more than 10 years. He has covered several high-profile events, such as, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
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