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The Early Edition

Stephen Quinn delves deeper into the day's local news and finds out how international events affect people locally.

Weekdays 5:00-8:30 a.m. on 88.1 FM

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 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 Stephen Quinn delves deeper into the day's local news and finds out how international events affect people locally.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 4A2

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Stephen Quinn

Stephen Quinn is host of CBC Radio One's popular morning show The Early Edition, a post he has often been quoted as saying is his "dream job." Every week day, listeners wake up and tune-in for their daily dose of breaking news, traffic, local stories, entertainment, and interviews.

Previously, Quinn was the long time host of afternoon radio show On The Coast, where he was known for featuring people from the community and covering the day's local news. He also connected with listeners on social media during shows, allowing citizens to participate in conversations in real-time, adding another dimension to live radio. He spent eight-years as CBC's civic affairs reporter. This position spearheaded his passion for municipal politics, as well as his unwavering interview style and skill in prompting answers from notable subjects while delving into important issues.

Quinn has guest-hosted several CBC shows, news specials and a series on the media for network radio. He is also the creator and host of the very popular Quinn's Quiz on CBC Radio One.


Amy Bell

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.



Margaret Gallagher

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

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.