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COURTNEY KETCHEN NAMED NEW CO-HOST OF BREAKFAST TELEVISION WINNIPEG

– Winnipeg native joins Jeremy John as co-host, beginning June 11; Bringing viewers the morning mix of news, weather, entertainment and traffic –

TORONTO (June 6, 2012) Citytv announced today that Breakfast Television Winnipeg has named its popular news anchor Courtney Ketchen as co-host of the morning show alongside current host Jeremy John.  Ketchen will act as co-host while continuing to anchor the morning newscasts on Breakfast Television Winnipeg.  Her debut as co-host will be Monday, June 11.

 

“Courtney has a rare ability to deliver hard news and instantly switch to a fun, witty and well-informed morning co-host, making her a natural fit for the role,” said Tom Scott, Content Manager, Citytv Winnipeg.

With Ketchen and John at the helm, the Breakfast Television team also includes remote host Drew Kozub, and weather/traffic specialist and entertainment reporter Jenna Khan, as they deliver to viewers the morning news, weather, traffic, community happenings and entertainment from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. CT on Citytv.

“I’m thrilled to share a different side of my personality with viewers and work more closely with Jeremy, Drew and Jenna --- arguably Winnipeg’s most dynamic on-air morning team,” said Courtney Ketchen, Co-Host, Breakfast Television Winnipeg.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Ketchen began her career in broadcasting with an internship at CTV News Saskatoon. From there she covered the streets of Red Deer, Alta. as a reporter and back-up anchor for CHCA News.  Ketchen then moved to TBT News in Thunder Bay, Ont., where she quickly moved up the ranks from video journalist to lead anchor. In 2011 Ketchen joined Breakfast Television as news anchor.

About Breakfast Television Winnipeg
From inside the studio to the streets in local communities, Breakfast Television offers a refreshing look at the day ahead – combining the latest in local news, weather and traffic with the biggest celebrity interviews, lifestyle trends, local community events, and big ticket giveaways. Prepare for the unexpected as Courtney, Jeremy and the Breakfast Television gang keep audiences engaged with continuous unpredictable fun! Plus, viewers can stay connected all day with Breakfast Television’s video blogs, and frequent Twitter and Facebook updates. Breakfast Television airs weekdays from 6am – 9am CT.

About Citytv
Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit www.Citytv.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Charmaine Khan, Breakfast Television, 416.764.3071, charmaine.khan@rci.rogers.com


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