CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

Host Biographies

Jeff Gilhooly

Morning Show host Jeff Gilhooly is a graduate of both Trent University and the University of Western Ontario Graduate School of Journalism. His broadcasting career started in 1974 in private radio and TV with CFPL Broadcasting in London, Ontario where he became News Director. He also taught broadcast journalism at Fanshaw College and at Western's School of Native Journalism.

In 1986 Jeff left the private sector to work with Radio Canada International and became the Program Director of the Canadian Forces Radio and TV network in Lahr, Germany. He served for four years providing English language programming to the men and women of the Canadian Forces as well as covering numerous military stories and the eventual collapse of the Berlin Wall.

In 1990 he returned to Canada to host "On The Go" - CBC Radio's afternoon program in Newfoundland and Labrador. Jeff has hosted the St. John's Morning Show since January 2003.

Nancy Walsh

A graduate of Memorial University's history and political science programs, Nancy began with CJYQ Radio in the summer of 1985 as reporter and all-night DJ. Then it was on to The Evening Telegram, where she worked as a reporter and photographer for four years.

Nancy joined the CBC in 1989, working in her hometown of Grand Falls-Windsor for two years before returning to St. John's. She's worked on various current affairs programs and in the newsroom she's covered everything from the demise of denominational education to the highs and lows of the offshore oil industry.

She began as morning newsreader in 2007 and became part of The Morning Show team.

Cecil Haire

Cecil Haire was born and raised in Corner Brook. He got his first job in private radio on the west coast in 1986. A year later he moved to St. John's and spent the next 18 years working for private radio and television.  Cecil joined the CBC in 2005. He was hired to work in the newsroom as a reporter, but in the spring of 2007 he was asked to go out in the truck for a "one week" pilot for the Morning Show. That was two years ago. Nothing's been the same since. Every day Cec gets up at 4 AM. He covers everything from traffic to breaking news for the Morning Show and for you.