CBC Prince Edward Island

Host Biographies

Matt Rainnie

340matt_rainnie3.JPGMatt Rainnie is the co-host of Island Morning, the popular morning show on Prince Edward Island.  
 
After graduating with an Honor's Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of King's College in 1993, Matt started his career with CBC-Prince Edward Island.  He started as a television reporter and video-journalist before finding his home in radio.

For a number of years, Matt co-hosted the GOLD CUP PARADE and the EASTER SEALS TELETHON on CBC Television-Prince Edward Island.  As well, he has hosted many CBC-sponsored community events including the PEI Music Awards and West Prince Reading Festival.  In 2005 and 2006, he also hosted and co-produced a new network radio show, LOST AND FOUND.  

Matt's interests include writing and acting and he has written several screenplays, two of which have been optioned by a Vancouver production company.  He was a cast-member of the popular sketch comedy "Annekenstein" and was a founding member of the improv troupe "4-Play".  Recently, Matt wrote and performed in a new comedy show, "Sketch-22" which played to sold-out crowds in Charlottetown.

As an actor, Matt has been featured on CBC Radio's BASIC BLACK and MADLY OFF IN ALL DIRECTIONS, and also on CBC Television's ON THE ROAD AGAIN and EMILY OF NEW MOON.

Matt is an avid film fan and reviews movies weekly for CBC Radio's ISLAND MORNING.

He lives in Charlottetown with his wife and three children.

Mitch Cormier

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Mitch Cormier is the news editor for ISLAND MORNING, CBC Radio One's early morning information program in Prince Edward Island. He edits and delivers the news and is a regular contributor to the program, sharing stories from across the province.

Mitch grew up in Bathurst, New Brunswick. It's true; he is one of the few people who can claim to be doing exactly what his high school yearbook said he would! From the first time he hung a coat hanger out of this bedroom window and tuned in far-off stations, Mitch was hooked on broadcasting.

A graduate of Loyalist College's radio broadcasting course in Belleville, Ontario, Mitch has been involved in the media for over twenty years. He moved to Charlottetown, PEI in 1987 to host the morning show for the private radio station, CHTN. He juggled work and school for a few years, learning more about computers and the Internet. That led to a six-year assignment with CBC's News Online division. Mitch joined the ISLAND MORNING team in March 2006 and occasionally hosts the show.

In his spare time, Mitch enjoys fly-fishing, camping and writing in the third person.