Sep 11, 2023

Veteran broadcaster leads CBC Thunder Bay’s flagship morning show 

THUNDER BAY — Thunder Bay local and longtime CBC journalist Mary-Jean Cormier has been announced as the permanent host of CBC’s Superior Morning.

"I'm honoured to continue telling the stories of the people and places across northwestern Ontario each and every weekday morning,” said Mary-Jean Cormier.

“Being named the permanent host of Superior Morning is a career highlight, and I look forward to growing my connection with our dedicated audience and the wider community.”

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Mary-Jean is deeply entrenched in the community where she works, lives and plays. She joined CBC in 2000 as a roving reporter and worked in stations across Ontario and British Columbia before returning home to Thunder Bay to tell the stories of her city.

"Mary-Jean is a familiar and trusted voice to our listeners in Thunder Bay and throughout the region. Her dedication to the show and to her community shines through in her work, and we are thrilled to have her lead the Superior Morning team," said Erin Noel, managing editor, Ontario Region. 

Mary-Jean is joined by fellow local CBC journalists Matt Fratpietro and Olivia Levesque who start your mornings with friendly banter and quality conversations. Listeners can rely on this team for local and international news, weather, and stories you can’t hear elsewhere. 

Listen: Weekdays 6 to 8:30 a.m. on CBC Radio One 88.3 FM or stream live or on-demand on CBC Listen.


About Superior Morning
Superior Morning kicks off the CBC day in Thunder Bay and northwestern Ontario with compelling, relevant, must-hear stories. Reflecting the full diversity of our city, the show provides a local lens on the country and world, and showcases our original journalism. Listen on weekdays from 6 to 8:30 a.m. on 88.3 FM or anytime on the CBC Listen app 

About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, and both official languages through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

For further information, please contact:
Hayley Zimak, Senior Communications and Marketing Specialist, CBC Ontario