Matt Galloway to depart CBC Radio’s Metro Morning to host The Current
TORONTO — Matt Galloway is set to leave his hosting gig at CBC Radio One’s Toronto morning program “Metro Morning” to take over the flagship national show “The Current.”
CBC says Galloway will officially join “The Current” on Jan. 6.
He’ll replace longtime host Anna Maria Tremonti, who announced in May she was leaving the weekday current affairs show to helm upcoming CBC podcasts.
Journalist Laura Lynch, who has been guest-hosting “The Current” since Tremonti left in June, will continue to head the show until Galloway takes over.
Galloway joined “Metro Morning” as host in March 2010.
CBC says he got “The Current” gig after “a thorough search” that followed Tremonti’s departure.
“Audiences across the country are about to discover what Toronto listeners have long appreciated,” Susan Marjetti, executive director of CBC Radio and Audio, said in a statement Thursday. “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.”
Galloway “brings a range and breadth to his new role,” Marjetti added, praising the host for his interviewing skills and ability to “deepen the conversation” on current issues.
Galloway’s last day on “Metro Morning” will be Dec. 6, the show’s annual charity drive and broadcast called Sounds of the Season.
CBC said the search for his replacement will begin “in the coming days.”
CBC Radio One host Matt Galloway joined “Metro Morning” as host in March 2010. And the CBC says he got his new gig on “The Current” after “a thorough search.”