Matt Gal­loway to depart CBC Ra­dio’s Metro Morn­ing to host The Cur­rent

The Peterborough Examiner - - ARTS & LIFE -

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.”

CHRIS YOUNG THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

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.”

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