The Early Edition is your way to stay in touch with the news, sports, traffic and weather weekday mornings in the Lower Mainland.
Every morning on radio at 88.1 FM from 5:00 to 8:30 a.m. and on CBC Television from 6:00 to 7:00 a.m., host Rick Cluff delves deeper into the day's local news and finds out how international events affect people locally.
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Rick Cluff has been the host of The Early Edition since September of 1997. Prior to that, Rick's voice was well known as an award-winning journalist and sports commentator. He has had the opportunity to report on numerous Olympic, Commonwealth and Canada Games as well as various world championship events from the South Pacific to the Arctic Circle.
His skills as an interviewer and program host are well recognized and during his extensive career Rick has appeared on many CBC Radio and Television programs.
Rick is a member of the Journalist Section of the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame and holds degrees in Political Science and Economics from the University of Western Ontario in London and Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa. Rick also has a diploma in Municipal Administration from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto. In 2010, Rick was awarded the Huron University College Medal of Distinction, given to those whose life achievements set an example of excellence.
Ricks loves to play golf, loves music of all descriptions and is the proud father of a son and a daughter.
Amy Bell is the traffic and weather presenter for The Early Edition. Born and raised on the West Coast, Amy knows her way around the roads of the Lower Mainland — and the importance of a good umbrella. Amy graduated from BCIT in 2000, and was the winner of the BCAB award for broadcasting student of the year. She's been reporting traffic and weather ever since.
When she's not helping you through your morning commute, Amy can be found drinking massive amounts of coffee while chasing after her two small kids.
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 B.C. 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). She also won a Jack Webster award for Best Radio Feature for "The Wayfaring Stranger: Lost and Found in Vancouver" (2015).
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.
Scott Regehr covers sports for the Early Edition. A native of Vancouver, Scott attended Lord Byng Secondary before going on to study at the University of Victoria and Brock University (BA History) in St Catharines, Ontario.
Beyond covering several Olympics and FIFA World Cups, Scott has worked off the beaten path as well. During his career with the CBC, Scott has written stories from an igloo in the high Arctic while the temperature (including the wind chill) dropped to -50 C; alongside an aircraft suspected of being hijacked on September 11, 2001; and at the end of an 800-kilometre walk along the famous Spanish pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago.
Scott has also authored two books on self-guided family adventure: Canadian Rockies with Kids and America's Desertlands with Kids. A third book, focused on adventure-travel for families in Italy is set for release later this year.