Michael Enright Leaves The Sunday Edition To Host New CBC Radio Show
Award-winning broadcaster Michael Enright leaves Sunday edition after 20 seasons of animating the Sunday morning news radio show to present a unique one-hour new show on CBC Radio.
Enright has been behind the microphone on the acclaimed show since it aired on CBC Radio in 2000.
“Welcome the Sunday edition for 20 years has been the greatest experience and the greatest challenge of my career as a journalist, “he said.
“I have been so lucky to interview some of the great figures of our time, to travel the world bringing home compelling stories, but most of all, to create a bonding relationship with thousands of listeners.”
The last day of Enright with Sunday edition will be on June 28. CBC Radio will appoint a new host to host the show, which will continue in its Sunday time slot at 9 a.m. starting in the fall.
But dedicated listeners who appreciate Enright’s work will soon be able to hear him again on air, hosting his own new CBC Radio show, which is in development.
“I am not, I repeat, taking my retirement. I look forward to a whole new CBC radio broadcasting adventure very soon,” said Enright.
In 2013, Governor General David Johnston inducted Enright into the Order of Canada for “his contributions to Canadian print and broadcast journalism, and for defending the rights of people with intellectual disabilities”.
âWe were fortunate that Michael shared his unique voice and expertise as the host of Sunday edition among other flagship programs over the years. Listeners have always responded to his quick wit and insightful interview style. I can’t wait to hear what he has to say next, âsaid Cathy Perry, Executive Director of Day-to-Day Affairs.
Enright’s fiercely intelligent broadcast style is characterized by in-depth research, extensive personal experience and a passion for justice. While Sunday edition, he hosted an eclectic mix of conversations, documentaries, personalities and music, bringing an original, intelligent and humorous perspective.
Sunday edition the interviews and documentaries have won a number of international awards at the Gracies, New York Festivals, Gabriels and Peabodys.
Enright’s rich, diverse and celebrated journalistic career spans 58 years, during which time he held key positions in Canadian media. He has hosted several of CBC Radio’s flagship shows: This country in the morning, As it happens, This morning as good as Sunday edition. He was editor of CBC Radio News and editor of Quest magazine. At Maclean’s, he oversaw the magazine’s transition from a monthly to a weekly publication. He was political editor for the Toronto Star and Washington correspondent for the Globe and Mail.
Over the years, Enright has covered the main current events that have shaped the world, including the October Crisis, the Gulf War, the Quebec referendums, the September 11 attacks, the war in Afghanistan and the elections. Canadian and American, among others. He visited Israel on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the state, and Ireland to report on the referendum.
âIn these extraordinary times, radio has never been more important to Canadians, and we look forward to working with Michael to develop his new show, as well as adding new perspective and energy to Sunday mornings with a new show, âPerry said.