More TV news for ya! I was thrilled when I learned (thanks to the folks at Global Television) that Liza Fromer will be back on morning TV as part of Global’s new Morning Show program. She will be joined by co-host Dave Gerry and Kris Reyes also formerly of Citytv who will be covering morning news.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new morning show debut here in Toronto. The last one that made real waves was CP24 Breakfast which was lackluster to say the least during its first few months, but has since improved and become quite the show to watch — largely in part thanks to the shuffle that saw Steve Anthony become co-host.
It’s also been a while since we last saw Liza on the air — especially in the morning. She left Citytv’s Breakfast Television five years ago when Dina took over and there were rumors flying up and down the halls (according to colleagues) that she wasn’t quite done with morning television just yet and would one day make her return.
Personally speaking, I felt that morning TV in Toronto was becoming stale again and it was time to shake things up. Having a friendly face back on television is a welcome change. When I first moved to Toronto back in 2002, I used to watch Breakfast Television quite a bit, largely in part because of Liza who is down-to-earth and easy to relate to.
Naturally Global is promising The Morning Show will be different and “unprecedented” when it debuts.