About the Show
Meet the Labrador Morning Crew
Tony Dawson - Host
Tony Dawson was six years old when his family moved to Labrador City where his father worked for the Iron Ore Company. His interest in radio began at a very early age, and following high school Tony worked at private radio stations for several years before he began with CBC in Happy Valley-Goose Bay in 1982.
Tony moved to CBC Television in Happy Valley-Goose Bay where he spent more than 20 years with Here & Now as a television cameraman and editor. As a video journalist he was the reporter for all of Labrador.
He has covered stories from the iron ore towns of Labrador City and Wabush, the Innu and Inuit communities on Labrador's north coast and the Metis and fishing communities along the south coast and Labrador Straits. The military base in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, where air force pilots and crews from Germany, The Netherlands, England, Italy and other countries, as well as their families, have also been the focus of dozens of stories on radio and television. Happy Valley-Goose Bay itself offers a cross section of Aboriginal groups and settlers from around the world.
In 2000, as a video journalist for Here & Now , Tony traveled with the Canadian Military to Kosovo and brought us stories of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians serving in the Canadian Military.
Over the years Tony has filled in on Labrador Morning as a host during the summer, and he is now delighted to be working full time as host of "Labrador Morning."
Jay Legere - Producer
Jay couldn't be happier to be home. Throughout his 15 years of exploring Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, Jay always knew that his final destination was Labrador.
Jay grew up in Labrador: First in Hopedale as a young boy, then in 1985 his family settled in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Now that he's back, and he couldn't be more excited to continue his career with CBC Labrador.
From humble beginnings as a camera operator at a race track in Ottawa, to filing numerous stories as a VJ for the National, when it comes to the broadcast industry, Jay has done it all. One of his most memorable moments includes covering the plane crash in Hudson Straight that left 2 Swedish pilots stranded on an ice floe. He's also proud to say that he's spent many hours in small planes flying to some of the most remote communities in the arctic to cover stories of the Inuit. He even made a pit stop on the arctic ocean. But the story that stands out most for Jay is when he followed an Inuk hunter on a seal hunt during a controversial time when animal rights activists, including Sir Paul McCartney were calling for an end to the hunt.
Jay spent 11 years in the field, and in June 2011 he took over as producer of the supper hour TV News program for CBC North.
Now he's on to the next stage in his career, and as the Producer for Labrador Morning, he says he's ready to give everything he has to the show he grew up listening to.
John Gaudi - Reporter
John Gaudi started his career ain 2004 as a production assistant for CBC Radio in Nova Scotia. He went on from there to freelance with CBC Toronto, The Current and Maritime magazine. He has also worked as chase producer, correspondent, editorial assistant, and reporter in various parts of the country with the CBC.
Mike Power - Reporter
Mike Power is Labrador Morning's eyes and ears in Labrador City and Wabush. Mike has been with the CBC since the 1970's and has hosted or worked on every show in the province. In his spare time, Mike spends his time travelling the world and is an avid photographer.
Matt McCann - Reporter
Kate Adach - Video Journalist
Kate has spent a fair bit of time behind the camera, shooting hundreds of Toronto Maple Leafs and Raptors games, celebrity interviews and multiple news stories in Toronto. She also co-hosted and produced for a morning radio show on Toronto's CIUT 89.5 FM, and has worked for CBC as a multimedia reporter, chase producer, and researcher for George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.
She's thrilled to now be a Video Journalist in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, to combine these skills and to learn about Labrador.
Kate holds an Honours BA with High Distinction from the University of Toronto in sociology, political science and Spanish. And has traveled extensively, including studies in Mexico and Hong Kong.
But the schooling's not over. While here in Labrador, she's also working on a journalism master's thesis for the University of British Columbia -- the graduate school she attended on the opposite coast.
Byron Hamel - Associate Producer
Specializing in satire, Byron Hamel works as an associate producer with LABRADOR MORNING. He heads the Labrador Morning Comedy Team, bringing you the view askew, with lovable characters like Anonymous George. Byron's other work with CBC includes production and performance credits for the national radio programs DNTO, GO!, and MADLY OFF IN ALL DIRECTIONS
Lorne Burry - Maintenance Technician
At a moments notice he's off to tend to transmitter problems at more than a dozen sites across the Big Land.
Without Lorne....No show!