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Kevin Frankish

Co-Host

When Kevin hosted a high school talk show at a community cable station in North Bay, he knew his future would be in television.

Three years later at age 17, Kevin worked for CKNY Television as a reporter, camera operator, news editor and even anchor!  Before joining City in 1991, Kevin spent nine years at The New VR in Barrie.

Kevin now dedicates his time to co-hosting Breakfast Television every weekday morning.  With his trademark suspenders and quick wit, Kevin has gained a loyal early morning following.

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Dina Pugliese

Co-Host

As Co-Host of Breakfast Television, Toronto’s number-one morning show, Dina is known for her superb dance moves, impromptu celebrity impressions, infectious laugh, and keeping co-host Kevin Frankish on his toes!

Born in Toronto and raised in Woodbridge, Dina is a self-confessed pop-culture junkie. Her hard-working and professional attitude have led her to stints as host of the MuchMusic VJ Search – The Series, for which she earned a Gemini nomination, guest judge on Canada’s Next Top Model and host of the prestigious Women In Film and Television’s Crystal Awards Gala.

Dina began her career as associate producer of Global Television’s The Bynon Show and entertainment reporter, writer, and producer of Toronto 1′s Morning Show, Toronto Today. She then moved to entertainment, hosting The A-List (2004) and Star!’s Star! Daily (2005 – 2007), before joining City’s Breakfast Television in 2006.

Education:

  • Double Major, Sociology and Mass Communications, York University
  • Broadcast Journalism Degree, Humber College
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Jennifer Valentyne

Live Eye Host

Jennifer started her career in 1987 at City as a weekend intern while attending school and performing as a cheerleader for the Toronto Argonauts.

She was hired full-time as a graphics operator for MuchMusic, and created on-air promos for both MuchMusic and City. You may remember her as the City Prize Queen. She was ‘discovered’ when singing at a staff party and was hired as the “Singing Weathergirl” on Breakfast Television.

Jennifer travels each morning to locations around and beyond the Greater Toronto Area with Live Eye, giving viewers a first hand account of events in and around our city. On any given day, Jennifer can be found doing anything from the flying trapeze at Circus School, milking a goat at the Winter Fair, building a house with Habitat for Humanity, Repelling down a building in support of Easter Seals or jumping in Lake Ontario on for the Polar Bear Dip in support of World Vision. Jennifer has also broadcast live from Disney World Florida, Newfoundland and Barbados.

Jennifer presents celebrations every morning on BT, announcing peoples’ birthdays, anniversaries, engagements and graduations.

Education:

  • Radio & Television Broadcasting Diploma, Centennial College
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Frank Ferragine

Weather Specialist

Frank began his television career working for A-Channel Toronto/Barrie (formerly The New VR) in 1995 giving gardening tips to viewers.  From there, he went on to produce and host Diggin’ It on CH before moving back to A-Channel as host of GrowTV.

He later became their  weekend weather specialist as well as a general assignment reporter before taking a leave from the station in 2002 to oversee his family gardening business.  Frank continued to do gardening segments for Breakfast Television during his leave before coming back full time in 2005.

Frank is currently Breakfast Television’s weather specialist, and gardening expert for various City programs including CityNews and Cityline.

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Winston Sih

Digital Media Correspondent

As a digital journalist, Winston Sih spends countless hours researching, dissecting, and making sense of what can be an all-too-confusing 21st century. From what started as a few guest appearances on a Toronto-based tech television show, Winston can now be seen on television, radio, and online daily.

Winston is the digital media correspondent for City, producing content for Breakfast Television, Cityline, CityNews, and Entertainment City.  For Breakfast Television, he is the not-so-secret voice of the show’s social media platforms, keeping tabs on what’s trending online.

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto, Winston is a self-professed technology addict. Previous to City, he was seen as an on-air contributor to CTV’s App Central and has been involved with a variety of Canadian broadcasts and publications, reviewing the latest in tech and social media.

Outside of Breakfast Television, Winston can be seen as the technology expert for the nationally acclaimed Cityline television show—Canada’s number one, longest-running, and most successful daytime lifestyle program airing on City.