Nfld. & Labrador

Anthony Germain to host St. John's Morning Show

Anthony Germain, currently China correspondent for CBC News, will be moving to Newfoundland and Labrador this summer to host the St. John's Morning Show.

Anthony Germain, currently China correspondent for CBC News, will be moving to Newfoundland and Labrador this summer to host the St. John’s Morning Show.

Germain is an award-winning correspondent who ran the CBC's China bureau in Shanghai for three years before moving to Beijing with his wife and children in 2009.

Germain's work in China has earned several awards, including a Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club and Amnesty International prize for human rights reporting as well as an Edward R. Murrow award for outstanding hard-news feature from the Radio-Television News Directors Association of the United States.

He covered the devastating Sichuan earthquake and the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.

His reporting career spans two decades from local radio in New Brunswick to CBC Radio's parliamentary bureau in Ottawa. In the nation's capital, Germain won investigative awards from the Canadian Association of Journalists for investigative reporting on both radio and television.

Germain has hosted CBC Radio's flagship political show The House as well as the local Ottawa morning show. He has been a guest host on The Current, As It Happens, and The Sunday Edition.

"Newfoundland is my second home," said Germain, who is originally from Montreal.

"My wife, Doris Cowley, is from St. John’s and I have spent many memorable summers and a wonderful Christmas there with members of my extended family."

Jeff Gilhooly, who has hosted the show for a number of years, announced that he will retire in July. 

"Jeff developed a loyal following with our listeners.The way Jeff is able to connect with his audience has been instrumental in bringing the Morning Show to its current level of success," said Denise Wilson, managing director for Newfoundland and Labrador.

"I would like to acknowledge and thank him for the significant contribution he has made to the CBC."

Germain’s new role as host begins this summer.