Monday, 14 November 2011

IS SEAMUS O'REGAN CTV NATIONAL NEWS' FIRST OPENLY-GAY REPORTER?

Seamus O’Regan joins CTV National News as a permanent correspondent beginning on November 28  (Photo courtesy CTV)

CTV Canada AM host Seamus O’Regan - who married his husband Steve Doss in July 2010 - will join CTV National News with Lisa Laflamme as a permanent correspondent beginning on November 28. O’Regan bids a final good morning to Canada AM viewers on November 24, at which time the new co-host of Canada AM will be revealed on-air.

“CTV is my home, and I am delighted to make this exciting move from Canada AM to CTV National News,”O’Regan said in a statement. “The timing feels right to make this transition, which will allow me to continue doing what I love most – getting the stories that are important to Canadians and sharing them with viewers across the country.” 




Seamus ORegan and Steve Doss wedding
photo from Mondoville.com
O’Regan, 40, has been co-host of Canada AM for nine years. He married his husband Steve Doss in July 2010 at Fishers Loft in Port Rexton, Newfoundland. His wedding pictures popped up on Mondoville.com. Wedding guests included Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, Rick Mercer, CFL comissioner Mark Cohon, Canadian actress Thea Andrews, Toronto hotelier Tony Cohen, the cast of Canada AM and Brian Tobin (O’Regan was a speechwriter for Brian Tobin when Tobin was Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador).

Originally from St. John's, Newfoundland, and raised in Goose Bay, Labrador, O'Regan (whose father, also called Seamus, was a Canadian Supreme Court judge) received his Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge, England. O'Regan still loves reading British newspapers: "I’m fanatical about the Guardian and the Sunday Observer," he recently told Toronto Life magazine. "You read things you would never even notice on the Web because of the way the papers are laid out."

O'Regan is also - to the best of my knowledge - CTV National News' first publicly openly-gay journalist.
 

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1 comment:

  1. jeffery hoffman formerly of CBC is openly gay I belief

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