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About the Host

In April 2010, Margaret Gallagher took the reins as host for CBC Radio One's Hot Air, CBC's longest running radio program.


Margaret has been a regular part of CBC Radio One's The Early Edition since 2001, and was the BC host of CBC Radio 2's Canada Live.


Margaret's ability to tune into the city and find stories off the beaten track has taken her up mountaintops, down back alleys, and through the heart of the city.


Margaret has won multiple awards, including three prestigious National RTDNA Dave Rogers Awards for Best Radio Feature for "Fade to Black" (2003), "Gail the Golden Age Goalie" (2011) and "No Small Feet" (2012).


Prior to joining the CBC, Margaret was active on the arts scene and worked with the Western Front, the Video In and the Independent Film and Video Alliance. She has worked as an editor, a freelance writer, and technical communicator. Her previous work earned her an award of distinction from the International Society of Technical Communicators.


Actively involved in community outreach, Margaret has tirelessly donated her time and efforts to many Vancouver events. She has hosted dozens of events for a variety of arts and community groups, including: UBC & SFU Alumni Associations, Asian Heritage Month, and the Vancouver International Folk Music Festival. In 2015, Margaret won a "Community Builder" Award from the Hapa-palooza festival of Mixed Roots in recognition of her work to connect communities.