About the Show

If it happens in Montreal, listeners hear about it on Daybreak. Interviews with the headline-makers, discussions of the day's hot topics and newscasts on the half-hour continue to make Daybreak the city's foremost source of substantial, thought-provoking morning radio.
Meet the team:

Julie Chamberland - Studio Director


Julie wasn't a morning person before she started directing Daybreak in studio. Now she can't imagine being anywhere else at 5:30 in the morning. Julie was born in Montreal but spent her childhood in Ontario and Europe. She came back to Montreal and earned a degree in political science from McGill University. She started working at the CBC as a researcher, then as a producer, and now she's Daybreak's studio director. When she's not working, Julie enjoys spending time with her kids and catching up on her sleep.

Frank Cavallaro - Weather Specialist

Frank is a Montreal native who has been forecasting since the late 1980s. He is a member of CMOS, the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, and he was voted The World's Top Weather Presenter at the International Weather Festival in Paris in 2002.Frank is a sharply dressed man but, on weekends, he dresses down by wearing jeans and casual shirts. He also loves to exercise. His dog Bono takes him for a walk many times a day--rain or shine!

Shawn Apel - Writer-Broadcaster


Shawn has been working as a journalist for so long, he remembers when the first iPhone came out. He has covered municipal, provincial and federal politics--and loves covering stories about ordinary Montrealers in extraordinary situations. He has two children, one dog and one wife.

Jeanette Kelly - Arts Reporter


Jeanette was born and raised in London, Ontario. She studied French language and literature at Western, then got her Masters' degree in Quebec Literature at Laval University.
She was host of Breakaway in Quebec City and Radio Active, a national music show.
Jeanette loves Quebec fashion, food, music and theatre. She's the mother of three grown daughters. One day Jeanette hopes to play piano at a jazz bar and dreams of buying a plot of land and trying to grow her own food.

Andie Bennett - Sports Reporter

Andie Bennett grew up in the West Island.She spent most days on the baseball diamond with the  Beaconsfield Kirkland Girls Softball team. Sports was always a big part of her life, and after getting her Communications degree at Concordia, Andie joined an all-sports radio station. She is now part of the sports unit at CBC with Douglas Gelevan. Andie reports for CBC-TV as well. Hobbies include snowboarding, climbing and reading.


Douglas Gelevan - Sports Reporter


Doug first stepped behind a microphone when he was a student in Sackville, New Brunswick. After graduation, Doug moved to Japan where he co-hosted a weekly show called "The World as One." The show was recognized with an International Ambassadorship Award in 2006. Back in Canada, Doug earned a degree in Journalism, with distinction, from the University of King's College. He joined CBC Montreal in 2010. Today, Doug covers sports for Daybreak and  anchors the sportscast on CBC News at 5. On a personal note, Doug loves football and thinks he was a "pretty decent player back-in-the-day."
 
David Blair - Business Reporter

David is CBC Radio's national morning business reporter.  Based in Montreal, he has spent years covering the major business and economic issues affecting Quebecers. In his spare time, he loves playing tennis and cycling. In fact, he cycles to work every morning. As part of the Daybreak team, he brings you up-to-the-minute coverage of the morning's breaking stories and a look at how the day is unfolding on the world's stock markets.

Monique Lacombe - Traffic and Transit Reporter

Monique has been with CBC radio since 2001. In 2005 she joined the Daybreak team as the traffic reporter. Monique has been a morning girl since the days of her Saturday morning hockey practice in Pierrefonds. As CBC's senior traffic reporter in Montreal, Monique offers personalized traffic advice to callers and tweeters. Monique is also focused on helping people beyond the traffic desk. She has led CBC's Relay for Life team and is a proud partner of the Kids Playing for Kids soccer tournament.

Claudia Sanchez - Technician

When Claudia was a child, she loved taking things apart because she was curious about how stuff worked. She always dreamed of working in radio--but from behind the scenes. At 18, she got her DEC in electronics. She started working at CBC one year later. After 22 years at the CBC, she's worked with the archive section, master control, the Cree section and the French newsroom. Now, she's loving being part of the Daybreak team!