Meet The Current's summer guest host Mike Finnerty

Mike joins the Summer Edition of The Current for its first four weeks of the season. He normally works in Montreal, where he's the host of the CBC Radio One morning show, Daybreak. He returned to Canada in October 2010 after working many years in London, most recently at guardian.co.uk as multi-media news editor. In his own words:

"Working at guardian.co.uk opened my eyes to the future of media, at one of the world's most respected information websites." "I started in Quebec City. From the CBC bureau, I visited every region of the province and met all kinds of Quebecers. As a reporter in the Montreal newsroom, I grew a passion for local reporting, and a passion for Montreal. I was born in Saskatchewan, grew up in Southwestern Ontario, and worked most of my professional life in London at the BBC, but it's with Montreal that I identify: its mix of French and English, its diversity, and respect for homegrown culture and creativity."

 "At the World Service of the BBC I was pushed the hardest. Like a mini United Nations, the journalists there taught me what it really meant to see things from all sides. I covered the big moments in Europe through the first decade of the new century. I was in the US for every George W. Bush-era election, and spent two months in New York and Washington in the aftermath of the 2001 attacks. I edited the award-winning program Newshour for five years."

"I'm thrilled now to be back delivering the morning's first news to Montrealers. I'm excited by the challenge of live, on-air and online journalism as we move further into the 21st Century. And I believe passionately in the importance of strong, local public broadcasting."

You can follow Mike on Twitter @finnertymike.
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