Michael Enright leaves The Sunday Edition to host a new CBC radio show

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Award-winning broadcaster Michael Enright leaves Sunday edition after 20 seasons hosting the Sunday morning news show to anchor a new hour-long CBC radio show.

Enright has been behind the microphone of the famous show since it aired on CBC Radio in 2000.

“Accommodation of Sunday edition for 20 years has been the greatest experience and the greatest challenge of my journalistic career, “he said.

“I had the chance to interview some of the great figures of our time, traveling the world to bring exciting stories home, but most of all, creating a compelling relationship with thousands of listeners. “

Award-winning broadcaster Michael Enright is leaving The Sunday Edition after 20 seasons of hosting the news show to host a new show on CBC Radio. 2:18

The last day of Enright with Sunday edition will take place on June 28. CBC Radio will appoint a new host to anchor the program, which will continue in its Sunday time slot at 9 a.m. starting in the fall.

But dedicated listeners who love Enright’s work will soon be able to hear it again on air, anchoring their own new CBC radio program, which is in development.

“I am not – I repeat – I am not retiring. I look forward to a whole new broadcasting adventure at CBC Radio very soon, “said Enright.

Enright, left, poses with Governor General David Johnston after receiving the rank of member of the Order of Canada at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on November 22, 2013. (Chris Wattie / Reuters)

In 2013, Governor General David Johnston Inducted Enright into the Order of Canada for “his contribution to Canadian print and radio journalism, and for his defense of the interests of people with intellectual disabilities”

“We were fortunate to see Michael share his unique voice and expertise as a host of Sunday edition among other flagship programs over the years. Listeners have always responded to his quick wit and insightful interview style. I look forward to hearing what he has to say next, “said Cathy Perry, executive director of current affairs.

Enright’s extremely intelligent delivery style is characterized by extensive research, extensive personal experience and a passion for justice. While Sunday edition, he hosted an eclectic mix of conversations, documentaries, personalities and music, bringing an original, intelligent and humorous perspective.

Sunday edition interviews and documentaries have won numerous international awards at Gracies, New York Festivals, Gabriels and Peabodys.

Enright’s rich, varied and celebrated journalistic career spanned 58 years, during which time he held key positions in the Canadian media. He has hosted many flagship CBC Radio programs: This country in the morning, As it happens, This morning as good as Sunday edition. He was editor in chief of CBC Radio News and editor of Quest magazine. At Maclean’s, he oversaw the magazine’s transition from a monthly to a weekly magazine. He was a political writer for the Toronto Star and a Washington correspondent for the Globe and Mail.

Over the years, Enright has covered the main events that shaped the world, including the October crisis, the Gulf War, the Quebec referendums, the September 11 attacks, the war in Afghanistan, and the Canadian and American elections. , among others. He visited Israel on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the state, and Ireland to report on the referendum.

“In these extraordinary times, radio has never been more important to Canadians, and we look forward to working with Michael to develop his new program, as well as to bring new perspective and energy to Sunday mornings with a new show, “said Perry.

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