NEW MORNING SHOW LAUNCHES ON THE GLOBAL TV APP

Anchored by Aalia Adam and Mike Arsenault, Global News Weekend Officially Launches on Saturday, April 25

For Immediate Release

TORONTO, April, 24, 2020 Global News Weekend, a new morning show co-hosted by Aalia Adam and Mike Arsenault streaming on the Global TV App, officially launches on Saturday, April 25. The fresh new program, created specifically for audiences tuning into Global News digital platforms, including the Global TV App and globalnews.ca, airs every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET. The three-hour long program provides a mix of news, weather and in-depth interviews.

“The launch of Global News Weekend marks an exciting milestone for our team,” said Kenton Boston, Vice President, National and Network News, Global News. “At a time when there is a lot of uncertainty in the world, Global News is proud to present a new show on Canada’s only free streaming news service through the Global TV App. Aalia and Mike are the perfect team for digital-first programming and we are excited for them to share their refreshing and upbeat approach to weekend news.”

Adam started her career with Global Montreal in 2008 where she spent five years as a reporter, web producer and weather specialist. She briefly worked with other broadcasters in Montreal before joining the online national team at Global News in Toronto in 2017. In her most recent role with the network, she worked as an online video journalist and has played a key role in the success of the Global News channel on YouTube. Born and raised in Montreal, Que., Adam holds a journalism degree from Concordia University.

Arsenault joined Global News in 2015 as a weather specialist, but has since transitioned to the role of digital broadcast journalist.  He recently created, produced and hosted the following digital series: Second Serve, What’s Your Fitness Age, The Culture of Fitness, Fitness Served Cold and The Training Ground. Prior to joining Global News, Arsenault was an on-camera presenter and field reporter with The Weather Network. He has also worked as sideline reporter for ESPN and CBS. His career in journalism began in print when he worked as a sports columnist for a local newspaper in London, Ont., while playing semi-professional baseball.

Stream free 24/7 local and national Global News content exclusively on the new Global TV App, available now on iOS, Android, Chromecast 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, globalnews.ca and canadatogether.com.

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