GLOBAL NEWS ANNOUNCES VINESH PRATAP AS NEW CO-ANCHOR ON EDMONTON’S #1 MORNING NEWS AND #1 NEWS AT NOON*
Pratap Starts New On-Air Role on December 14
Stream Anytime with STACKTV or the Global TV App
For Immediate Release
EDMONTON, December 13, 2020 – Global Edmonton is thrilled to announce Vinesh Pratap as the new co-anchor for Global News Morning and Global News at Noon, Edmonton’s #1 news programs. Pratap will co-anchor Global News at Noon with Jennifer Crosby and work alongside the esteemed news team of Erin Chalmers, Daintre Christensen and Mike Sobel for Global News Morning.
Pratap joined Global Edmonton in May 2004 where he started as a weekend reporter before moving to late-night and then dayside. In recent years, Pratap served as the City Hall Reporter for the station. He has also covered law courts and general assignment. Prior to joining the team in Edmonton, he worked at Global Lethbridge.
“Vinesh is a longtime and valued member of Global Edmonton who will bring a unique perspective to our morning and noon news programming with his long history covering important beats like City Hall and Courts,” said Jim Haskins, News Director and Station Manager, Global Edmonton. “He also has a great sense of humour and we are excited for the city to get to know him differently in this new role.”
“I grew up watching Global Edmonton (then ITV) and see news as a critical public service; a chance to give a voice to those who might not have it and to keep the public informed about what’s going on in their communities,” said Vinesh Pratap. “I’m excited to bring my passion for news to Edmonton’s top newscasts and help our city stay informed.”
Pratap started his career at independent stations in Medicine Hat and Lloydminster. A graduate of the Radio and Television Arts program at NAIT, he is born and raised in Edmonton.
Stream free 24/7 local and national Global News content exclusively on the new Global TV App, available now on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and at watch.globaltv.com. Global News programming is also available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, and SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming on Amazon Prime Video Channels. Get up-to-the-minute Global News information via TV, radio and globalnews.ca.
*Source: Numeris PPM Data, Edmonton EM, Fall 2020 Season-To-Date (9/14/2020 – 11/29/2020), Adults 25-54.
– 30 –
Global Edmonton is part of the Corus Entertainment Network.
About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 34 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Communications, Global News & Corus Radio
Senior Manager, Communications, Global News & Corus Radio