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Julia Caron named as new host of Quebec AM

CBC Quebec is pleased to officially announce Julia Caron as the new host of the local morning show in Quebec, Quebec AM.

Caron confirmed in the role after hosting on an interim basis for the past seven months

Every weekday morning, host Julia Caron and the Quebec AM team bring you the news you need to get your day started. (Simon Dumas)

CBC Quebec is pleased to officially announce Julia Caron as the new host of the local morning show for Quebec, Quebec AM. The show airs on CBC Radio One, weekdays from 6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Julia has been hosting on an interim basis for the past seven months.

In addition to news, weather and sports, Julia and the Quebec AM team provide interviews that get to the heart of what's happening in communities across Quebec. From the Gaspé to the Abitibi, the Eastern Townships to the Lower North Shore, online and on the airwaves, Quebec AM has the province covered. 

"Stepping into the host role is surreal, to say the least", says Caron. "When I first moved to Quebec City over a decade ago and was struggling to find my own community and friendships, listening to local CBC radio helped me develop a sense of comfort and familiarity. Now both Quebec City and Quebec AM feel like home for me. Having met so many amazing listeners from across the province, I know full well the important role we play in keeping English-speaking Quebecers connected and informed, and I do not take that for granted".

About the host 

Julia Caron is an award-winning journalist who is constantly seeking out and sharing captivating stories across the furthest reaches of the province. She has worked as a researcher/technician, producer and guest host on both Breakaway and Quebec AM since 2010. 

Early on in her career with CBC, Julia firmly established herself as a natural storyteller and tenacious sleuth. She is perhaps best known for her obsession with history, and what we can learn about the present from our past. That is reflected in everything from her extensive knowledge of early photography and film all the way down to her vintage wardrobe. 

A voracious reader and art lover, you're likely to cross paths with Julia in libraries, art galleries and museums across Quebec. She frequently participates in local literary events and festivals in both official languages, and proudly calls herself a franglophone (yes, it's a thing).

You can follow her online on Twitter at @cbcjulia and on Instagram @cbcjuliacaron.

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