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Our On Air Team

don_connolly.gifDon Connolly Host

Don Connolly joined the Information Morning team as the "new kid on the block" in April 1976. Now a veteran broadcaster, he brings a sense of history and context to the interviews and stories of the program.

Don's interests range from literature to politics, sports to cooking and he enjoys meeting the people and politicians of the province. Don lives in Halifax with his wife Maureen and four children, Kathleen, Mollie, Joe and Deirdre. (902) 420-4434,


Louise_renault_185.jpgLouise Renault Co-host

Louise Renault joined the Information Morning team as a fill-in co-host in the spring of 2010. She also had the pleasure of playing the role of Renee Leblanc on CBC Radio's Backbencher. Louise has also worked as an arts reporter on Radio-Canada's Halifax's morning show, Le Reveil, and has voiced hundreds of commercials, documentaries and even a couple of marionette shows. Before coming to radio, Louise worked for several years in film as an Assistant Director on over 60 productions.  And she thought film work meant early mornings!

(902) 420-4483,, Twitter: @daybreak.cbc


John Hancock CBC Radio National Sportscaster

John Hancock is a seasoned CBC Radio National Sports host and reporter with extensive Olympics experience. The 2004 games in Athens, Greece, marked Hancock's 9th Olympic assignment.

Born in Galt, Ontario, Hancock is a graduate of the broadcast program at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario.

Hancock is CBC Radio's national sports host for Halifax, Sydney, Saint John, Moncton, Fredericton, Charlottetown, St. John's, Gander, Grand Falls, Corner Brook, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary.

John is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he lives with his wife Roberta. John and Roberta have one daughter, Lauren, who is a national radio producer for Radio 2 Morning in Toronto. She graduated from Ryerson University in the radio television arts program. (902) 233-8711,, Twitter: @JohnHancockCBC


Peter Coade Meteorologist

Peter Coade is the Maritimes' most-experienced meteorologist.

In October 2012, Peter marked 50 years as a weather forecaster. 

Peter joined the federal government weather service in 1962, where he was trained in the science of meteorology. During his tenure at the government, Peter worked in Truro, NS, Goose Bay, NL and Toronto, ON.

It was in Goose Bay, that Peter started his media career with the CBC in 1967. He presented the weather nightly from CFLA-TV, to a largely American audience, members of the USAF and their families. 

While stationed in Toronto with the federal weather service, he also held the position of staff meteorologist for radio station CFRB, working with personalities like Gordon Sinclair and Betty Kennedy. 

Peter worked for ATV/ASN from March of 1990 until he re-joined the CBC in September 2007.  For six years, he was meteorologist on CBC News Nova Scotia and CBC News News Brunswick suppertime shows as well as CBC Maritimes at 11. During that time he also giving daily weather updates to many CBC Radio One shows throughout the Maritimes.

In Dec. 3, 2012, Peter became CBC Radio One's morning meteorologist, switching roles with fellow CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell.  Peter provides morning listeners in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island with their up-to-the-minute daily weather forecasts. Peter and Kalin provide the most comprehensive weather coverage in the region.

Peter's very first appearance on CBC Television was back in the late 1950's, when one day he job shadowed weatherman Rube Hornstein for a day.

From that very first experience, he's been hooked on weather and is now the 'go to local weather forecaster' for CBC  Radio audiences throughout the Maritimes.