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August 11, 2019 5:58 pm  #1


New CTV Toronto Weather Person

I watched the Sunday Edition of CTV Toronto News at 6 and it appears there is a new edition to the staff. Lyndsay Morrison did the weather forecast. It seems that she came from CKCO Kitchener aka CTV South Western Ontario. I am assuming she will do weekends and vacation fill-ins. Nice step-up from Kitchener to Toronto.

 

August 11, 2019 6:10 pm  #2


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do they have weather credentials?

 

August 11, 2019 7:12 pm  #3


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I don't know if she is an accredited meteoroligist, but she did spend some time working at the Weather Network several years ago.

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August 11, 2019 7:26 pm  #4


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She's not a meteorologist. Her CKCO bio calls her a "Weather Specialist" which is TV and radio code for "knows something about the subject but has no college degree in it." Believe me, if they could call her a meteorologist, they would. That said, I thought she was pretty good on air doing the weather.

City TV was notorious for this back in the 80s and 90s, calling Cynthia Mulligan "Education Specialist" or Laura Di Battista "Health Specialist" when in fact they were only "specialists" because they were assigned to cover that beat every day. They really had no expertise in the subject.  

Unlike a Colin Vaughan (Political Specialist, who actually was a politician) or a Bob Hunter (who actually was an Ecology Specialist as the founder of Greenpeace in Canada) the theory seemed to be if we say it often enough, the audience will just eventually accept that they have the credentials.

And for better or worse, many viewers did.   

 

August 11, 2019 10:58 pm  #5


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mace wrote:

I watched the Sunday Edition of CTV Toronto News at 6 and it appears there is a new edition to the staff. Lyndsay Morrison did the weather forecast. It seems that she came from CKCO Kitchener aka CTV South Western Ontario. I am assuming she will do weekends and vacation fill-ins. Nice step-up from Kitchener to Toronto.

Addition.  She's not a newspaper.

 

August 11, 2019 11:31 pm  #6


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Prod Guy wrote:

mace wrote:

I watched the Sunday Edition of CTV Toronto News at 6 and it appears there is a new edition to the staff. Lyndsay Morrison did the weather forecast. It seems that she came from CKCO Kitchener aka CTV South Western Ontario. I am assuming she will do weekends and vacation fill-ins. Nice step-up from Kitchener to Toronto.

Addition.  She's not a newspaper.

wait a minute... mace got it right. he was referring to the "show", and not the person. the word "edition" doesn't just apply to written text (anymore). according to "merriam-webster dictionary": "edition" can mean: "one of the forms in which something is presented".


 

 

August 11, 2019 11:35 pm  #7


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She's been the backup weather person on the morning show going back to Canada A.M. so I wouldn't read too much into this.

But hey, you never know. More power to her.

 

August 12, 2019 6:40 am  #8


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Big if true.

 

September 11, 2019 7:39 am  #9


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They announced on Saturday that she would now be the official weekend weather person for CTV Toronto. Not sure what that means for her Kitchener gig, but she now has her foot planted firmly into the biggest market in Canada. I expect one day they'll move her here with a more permanent gig. 

 

September 11, 2019 9:29 pm  #10


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She is still on CTV Kitchener, and she was also doing weekend mornings on Virgin Radio Kitchener (maybe voice tracked). Don't know if she is still doing that but she is still on their web site. She will probably be full time at CTV Toronto sometime and that will be a big loss for us when she leaves Kitchener. Her moto is she always brings her own sunshine and she certainly does that.

 

September 12, 2019 1:03 pm  #11


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Reading another thread here, it seems City was serious about having a crime specialist on staff.