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About the Host

Mike Finnerty is currently in his seventh season as host of CBC Montreal's local weekday morning radio show - Daybreak, heard from 5:30 - 8:30 am. 

Mike has more than two decades experience as a journalist and broadcaster, beginning at CBC Quebec City, then later in Montreal as a reporter. In London, he worked first at the BBC World Service where he was editor of daytime news programs, and then at guardian.co.uk where he was multimedia news editor.

Mike is a Montrealer by choice. Born in Saskatchewan, he moved to Quebec while in university and has lived in Montreal 14 years now. He has travelled every region of the province, from Gaspe to North Shore, the Inuit and Cree communities in the North to the Townships. Mike has hosted CBC Radio Montreal's election coverage since 2006. 

He also frequently hosts The Current across CBC Radio One. He was in New York immediately following the attacks on September the 11th, has covered elections in Russia and the debut of the new European currency from Maastricht. Mike has a wealth of of international and national experience but his passion is reporting on Montreal and what happens in neighborhoods here everyday.

When he's not hosting, he loves to travel, whether to places unknown or around Montreal on his new (used) bike.