Camille Ross leaving Global Montreal to move to London, Ont.

Camille Ross

Camille Ross, who three and a half years ago launched Global Montreal’s morning show, is leaving the station and the city to move with her new husband to London, Ont.

Ross made the announcement on the show Wednesday morning. Her last show is Thursday.

She hasn’t announced what she’ll be doing in her new home, though she said she would stay in the broadcasting/journalism world. Global doesn’t have a station in London, though CTV does, and Ross worked at CTV before joining Global.

The announcement led to tributes on social media from her coworkers, notably station manager Karen Macdonald, weather presenter Jessica Laventure and news reporter Kelly Greig.

Temporary hosts for summer

The big question off the bat is who’s going to replace her. There’s speculation about the obvious choices, including Laventure (though she does a really good job in her current role). Richard Dagenais could be another choice, if the bridges aren’t too scorched there. Or someone new could be brought in. There’s no lack for broadcasters looking for work these days.

For now, it’ll be fill-in hosts, who had already been lined up before Ross’s departure was announced, Macdonald tells me. Paola Samuel is first up, starting Monday.

“We certainly expect to have a new host in place by Labour Day but it’s too early to say when.”

 

12 thoughts on “Camille Ross leaving Global Montreal to move to London, Ont.

  1. Steve

    It’s not made clear here why she’s leaving. Camille is moving to London, Ontario because her husband just got a job there(maybe hinted from reading Mike Cohen’s piece)?

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      Camille is moving to London, Ontario because her husband just got a job there

      That is correct. She explains in the on-air interview.

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  2. Media Man

    Good luck to Camille in London, she’ll do well there if she stays in broadcasting as she mentioned.
    But Richard Dagenais to me would be the best choice, he knows the show, etc.

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  3. Jordan Eldridge

    Quite sad. I didn’t watch the Morning News regularly (I don’t live in Quebec) but I watched on occasion. I really like Camille. Oh well, good for her! Hopefully she’ll stay on TV in London! Hopefully, Global Montreal chooses a good new host

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  4. Marco

    Camille is bar none the BEST morning show host in Montreal. Her gentle disposition and professionalism will certainly be missed in my household.

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  5. Steve

    From what you say at the end. It was already planned she was off for the summer at the Global Montreal Morning Show(all the temporary hosts had already been scheduled for whole summer)? So she’s will be paid by Global Montreal until September?

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      It was already planned she was off for the summer at the Global Montreal Morning Show(all the temporary hosts had already been scheduled for whole summer)?

      I don’t think it was the whole summer, but yes she would have taken vacation just like everyone else does.

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  6. Newshound

    Camille was a good host. professional and pleasant. That’s a big loss. There seems to be a rush to the exits at Global. Haven’t they lost a lot of people this year? Ever see Global people on the road? Ask them how it’s going there and they say “great!” But they give off the same vibe as a person being held hostage at home in a movie. The neighbour knocks on the door because they heard a noise and asks if the person is ok. They say yes, but the audience and the neighbour suspect otherwise.

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    1. Marco

      LOL Newshound. I hear ya but Global is a formidable source for news nationwide even edging out the rest in the west. Does anyone know the ratings in Montreal anglo mkts? Global vs CBC vs CTV vs CITY? Morning , Noon , Six and Late? Would be interesting flow chart to see.

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      1. Fagstein Post author

        Does anyone know the ratings in Montreal anglo mkts? Global vs CBC vs CTV vs CITY? Morning , Noon , Six and Late? Would be interesting flow chart to see.

        CTV Montreal is well ahead of its competitors during all time periods. News at 6 has historically had a market share above 50%, which is crazy high. In the evenings, CBC comes next, followed by Global.

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