On-Air Team Announced for CityNews Montreal, Launching Sept. 3
– Akil Alleyne, Andrew Brennan, Emily Campbell, and Giordano Cescutti join CityNews Montreal as Video Journalists –
– Local residents will be kept up-to-date on the biggest headlines of the day with one-hour newscasts, broadcast seven days a week at 6 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET –
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MONTREAL (July 12, 2018) Beginning Monday, Sept. 3, Montrealers will get a fresh approach to local news with the launch of CityNews Montreal. Diving into the Montreal community, Video Journalists will seek out the hyper-local stories that matter most to the city to power the CityNews nightly broadcasts – featuring Akil Alleyne, Andrew Brennan, Emily Campbell, and Giordano Cescutti.
The launch of CityNews Montreal onSept. 3 coincides with the launch of sister CityNews programs in Calgary and Vancouver. Beginning Sept. 3, viewers across six of Canada’s largest markets – Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver – can catch one-hour newscasts with a unique perspective on the local stories that matter most onCityNews at Six at 6 p.m. andCityNews Tonight at 11 p.m. local time, seven days a week.
“We’re thrilled to be adding new voices to our CityNews team and to the news landscape here in Montreal,” said Melanie Porco, Supervising Producer, CityNews Montreal and Breakfast Television Montreal. “The team is eager to produce viewer-driven, original stories that are truly reflective of this city.”
Meet the new CityNews Montreal Team:
Akil Alleyne – Alleyne is a graduate of Princeton University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he studied constitutional and international law. His previous experience includes stops at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) as a Research and Program Associate; and CBC where he assisted with production, and writing.
Andrew Brennan – A newly-minted reporter with Breakfast Television Montreal, Brennan will continue to engage Montrealers with the local buzz on CityNews. For the last five years, Brennan has been a news anchor and reporter at CJAD 800. He graduated from Concordia University with a double-degree in Communication Studies and Journalism.
Emily Campbell – Campbell is an experienced video journalist, most recently having worked in reporting and as an anchor with CJAD 800 News and her work has appeared on CNN.
Giordano Cescutti – With a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Concordia University, Cescutti is a recipient of the Sportsnet Scholarship in Sports Journalism for excellence in journalism and sports reporting. His previous experience includes MAtv, Montreal Gazette and CJLO 1690AM, where he was co-host and producer of award-winning sports talk show The Starting Rotation.
Citytv offers viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, and culturally-diverse content through its seven television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, and Montreal, plus the award-winning Citytv Video app. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv delivers an entertaining mix of Canadian and acquired prime-time programming, news, and local-interactive formats with influential brands such as Cityline, CityNews, and Breakfast Television. Citytv is part of Rogers Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit Citytv.com.
Michelle Lomack, CityNews, Michelle.Lomack@rci.rogers.com , 416.819.2783
Caitlin Decarie, CityNews, Caitlin.Decarie@rci.rogers.com , 647.299.6733