Archive for the ‘Sun News Network’ Category

Correcting Tabatha Southey’s record on my work

- April 27th, 2013

I like Tabatha Southey’s column a lot but today, she makes an error when she writes in her Globe and Mail column:

When it was announced that Osama bin Laden had been shot, Sun News did not break away from its recorded coverage of the royal wedding…

In fact, we did break away. I know because I was the on-air anchor for Sun News Network for our “breaking coverage” of the press conference in which U.S. President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed. That press conference began at about 11:30 pm ET though it originally been announced Read more…

Liberals, household chores and fickle TV program directors

- February 3rd, 2013
Marc Garneau at Winnipeg leadership event

WINNIPEG – Marc Garneau had what seemed to be the most talked-about remark at the Liberal leadership event on Saturday, Feb. 2 in Winnipeg: He likes to vacuum. (QMI Agency Photo)

About 400 Liberals and their supporters paid $20 each Saturday afternoon to watch a Liberal leadership event in which a failed Liberal candidate (Harvey Locke, last seen coming in a respectable second to Joan Crockatt in a Calgary Centre byelection) read largely the same questions to the nine leadership contestants in separate 11-minute long “interviews.” The biggest revelation after two hours of this was that Marc Garneau enjoys cooking — and frittatas specifically — and he also enjoys vacuuming. Martha Hall Findlay, on the other hand, Read more…

Seriously: We need you to write a letter to the CRTC for us

- February 2nd, 2013

I think the TV program I host on Sun News Network, Battleground, is unique and important to Canadians. Help us stay on air reporting on the political battles across the country:

Sun News Network needs you to write a letter to the CRTC

You can’t rule until you win: The premise for our new show “Battleground”

- January 4th, 2013

Monday to Friday — on Sun News Network at 6 pm Eastern. :

Here comes Battleground. My new show for political junkies

- January 2nd, 2013


If you’ve been watching my 6 pm show on Sun News Network for the few weeks before the Christmas break, you’ve probably got the hint that we’ve got a new name and brand for the program. Well, tonight’s the night we’re rolling it out.

Some backstory first: For the few months preceding the U.S. general election, the hour-long Monday-to-Friday show at 6 p.m. was called  Road to the White House and focused exclusively on that race. Lots of you watched (thanks!). So the new show is going to try to do something similar: Focus on political horse-races. We’ll talk about  campaign strategy, the ads, the personalities, election issues – real political junkie stuff. The new name of this new show? Battleground. (You need to say it loud with your deepest, “Ted Baxter” TV anchor voice for best effect — see video above!). Read more…