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Roger Petersen

Co-Host

Roger Petersen is the co-host of Toronto’s longest-running morning show, Breakfast Television. Petersen has delivered the local stories that matter most to this community for close to two decades. He is committed to breaking down the critical stories and keeping audiences updated on the fun events and trends happening around the city.

As a long-time anchor and reporter for CityNews, Roger has covered some of the largest stories to unfold in his hometown – from the horrific van attack in 2018 to the G20 and G8, SARS and the Papal visit.

Roger joined the Toronto Citytv team in 1999, undertaking a variety of roles including reporter, anchor and host of the car show Autoshop. He became Toronto’s first morning show reporter when he joined the BT team in 2002. Roger then moved to Vancouver to anchor CityNews at 6 and 11, before moving back to his hometown.

Roger grew up in Weston and began his broadcasting career in radio after studying Radio & Television at Seneca College.

Roger has volunteered his time with numerous charities including CNIB, Cardiac Health Foundation and Victim Services Toronto. He also enjoys sailing, skiing, movies, reading and traveling, but above all else Roger loves spending time with his beautiful son, Mckenna.)

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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 Roger Petersen 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 Citytv’s Breakfast Television in 2006.

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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 Citytv programs including CityNews and Cityline.

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Melanie Ng

Anchor/Reporter

A passion for news and current events, Melanie Ng has been reporting on and anchoring local, national and international stories since 2008.

Since joining CityNews in 2010, Melanie has covered some of the biggest events to hit Toronto and the GTA. From moderating political debates to anchoring Toronto International Film Festival red carpet coverage, Melanie’s biggest strength is her versatility.

Melanie was the face of the CityNews weekend newscasts before helping re-launch CityNews “The 5” in 2013 as a co-anchor.

Prior to that, she anchored the news for Breakfast Television, Toronto’s #1 morning show, where she also reported live on-location on the morning’s top stories, and co-hosted segments with Breakfast Television hosts. Melanie returned to her morning show family in 2015.

Before joining Citytv, Melanie worked for CHCH News, and local Ontario radio stations in such roles as reporter, videographer, and weekend news anchor. Before pursuing a career in broadcast journalism, she worked in public relations.

Hailing from Oakville, ON, Melanie graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a double honours degree in Communications Studies and English, and a minor in History. She also holds a certificate in Public Relations from Humber College and a certificate in Broadcast Journalism from Seneca College.

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Tammie Sutherland

Reporter

Tammie is a reporter for CityNews and Breakfast Television Toronto. She joined the Citytv team in 2008 as a writer, and later as an associate producer. In 2011, Tammie moved to the other side of the camera as a reporter.


Sutherland was born in Toronto, raised in Malton, ON and Brampton, ON and has roots in the sunny island of Jamaica. She studied journalism at Seneca College and earned a sociology degree at York University. Her career in journalism started in radio, working for Durham Radio Inc. in Oshawa before anchoring and reporting for AM640 Toronto.

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Nicole Servinis

Community Correspondent

Nicole Servinis is the Community Correspondent for Breakfast Television. Born and raised in Richmond Hill, Nicole grew up as a lover of arts and entertainment, including figure skating and dance, and has won national dance championship titles across North America. Nicole’s love for TV started in high school after completing a co-op program at Rogers tv in 2007, and she hasn’t looked back since.

Nicole received a full dance scholarship to Hawaii Pacific University where she studied journalism (and received the Rookie of the Year Award!). Nicole came home to finish her studies at Ryerson University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism, and had the opportunity to intern at Citytv and Entertainment Tonight Canada. Before joining Breakfast Television, Nicole was an Entertainment Producer where she interviewed many A-list celebrities, including Meghan Markle, Natalie Portman and Melissa McCarthy.

On the weekends, you’ll find Nicole spending time with family and friends enjoying good food, some wine, and relaxation!