TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Citytv Edmonton is pleased to announce the
appointment of veteran broadcast journalist Rob Hislop to his new role as host
of the popular supper-hour, magazine-style program "Your City". Viewers can
catch Rob in action weeknights at 6pm MT with encore presentations at 11pm MT.
Rob Hislop has been a familiar face in the broadcast community and has
been an active member of the Citytv Edmonton family since 2001 both as news
anchor and co-host of "BreakfastTelevision" along with Wendy Sandwith.
"We are delighted to see Rob take on a well-deserved leadership role in
refining Your City and making it a program more Edmontonians will view as
'appointment' television", says Paul Mennier, the outgoing host and Manager of
the Local Content Group. Following 25 years of on-air anchoring Mennier is
stepping down from on-air duties to concentrate on management.
Rob passes the "BreakfastTelevision" co-anchor chair to Ryan Jespersen
who joined Citytv in 2005 and has taken on various on-air roles including
videographer and "Your City" remote-host.
"Ryan possesses such a positive energy and a fantastic sense of humour,
which makes him a natural choice for co-host of BT" says Interim General
Manager Richard Hiron.
Rounding out the BT team are co-host Wendy Sandwith, remote-host Bridget
Ryan, weather/traffic specialist Michele McDougall and news anchor Asha
Tomlinson. This energetic and candid morning team help get Edmontonians "up
and at 'em" weekday mornings from 6am to 10am with a steady flow of news,
weather, sports, traffic, interesting guests and community events.
Citytv, with stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and
Winnipeg, brings forward intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse
television in its own unique, interactive style. Citytv Toronto is Canada's
only High Definition OTA channel, transmitting digitally from the CN Tower in
5.1 audio. With its strong local voice, Citytv offers a distinct alternative
to other conventional television offerings. Its instantly recognizable 'look'
and 'sound' are the product of refreshingly different on-air personalities,
unique program formats and high television style. Citytv is part of Rogers
Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI)
which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.
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