GLOBAL NEWS ANNOUNCES HIRE OF TRACY TONG IN DUAL ANCHOR AND PRODUCER ROLE

 Tong Joins Global on Thursday, June 4  

For Immediate Release

TORONTO, May 21, 2020 – Global News today announced that Tracy Tong, a well-known journalist in Toronto, will join the network as the 11 p.m. anchor for Global Toronto, Global Montreal, Global Halifax and Global New Brunswick. Tong will begin her new role as anchor/producer on June 4. She replaces Crystal Goomansingh who was recently appointed Europe Bureau Chief for Global News.

“Tracy is a talented and well-respected broadcaster with strong editorial vision,” said Kenton Boston, Vice President, National and Network News, Global News. “We are thrilled to welcome her back to the Global News family where she started her career fresh out of journalism school.”

“I am honoured and excited to return to Global News to take on this incredible new opportunity as the Multi-Market Content Anchor & Producer,” said Tracy Tong. “I look forward to working with an innovative team that has proven to be at the leading edge of our ever-changing news industry.”

Most recently, Tong was a videojournalist with CTV News Toronto and served as a fill-in anchor for the station’s daily newscasts. She has broken numerous exclusive stories and extensively covered high-profile crime cases, including the Bruce McArthur serial killings, the Yonge Street van attack, and the Danforth shooting. She also covered the Toronto Raptors to their 2019 NBA championship victory.

Tong is a RTDNA winner, three-time RTDNA nominee, and Canadian Screen Award nominee for breaking stories including the Algonquin Park student drowning and suicides within the Ontario Provincial Police. She has extensive experience working with many other broadcasters in Ontario.

Tong first began her career with Global Toronto after graduating with a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ryerson University. She also speaks Cantonese.

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