Marilyn Denis

Beloved daytime TV host Marilyn Denis signing off after 3 decades

CTV is announcing that the daytime series The Marilyn Denis Show will conclude at the end of this season with the final episode set to air on June 9.

“Hosting a national television show has been a career highlight, and such a rewarding and fulfilling chapter in my life, but after more than three decades of balancing my radio show with a daytime series I’m ready to step away and refocus on my family and other projects,” said Marilyn Denis.

“While I’m moving on from daytime TV, I’m not saying goodbye and will continue on the CHUM morning show and with my podcast,” she added. “I want to thank the entire team at The Marilyn Denis Show, who are and always will be family, the incredible experts and guests who have joined me over the years, and most importantly – every studio audience member and the viewers at home for welcoming me into your lives. I’ll be forever grateful for the wonderful years we’ve spent together.”

She announced the news on her show this morning.

Denis has been a fixture on local daytime TV for many years including nearly two decades as the hosted of the daytime talk show Cityline on Citytv, and another 13+ years at CTV.

Her career in television started by reporting on sports, weather, and entertainment at CTV Calgary, while also working as a freelance reporter for TSN.

She is the first female recipient of the Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award.

Beginning May 8, the four-time Canadian Screen Award-winning series will celebrate with special guests, audience surprises, and highlights from its more than 2,000 shows, culminating with a memorable farewell episode.

Marilyn is a trailblazer with a relatable and authentic approach that has made her a much-beloved figure in Canadian broadcasting and to viewers across the country,” said Dave Daigle, Vice-President, Local TV, Radio, and Bell Media Studios, in a statement.

The veteran broadcaster will continue as co-host on Marilyn Denis and Jamar weekday mornings on Toronto’s CHUM 104.5. Denis will also remain as host of MARILYN DENIS DOES A PODCAST.

“I feel very fortunate that I have the jobs that I have because I love them,” said Denis, in a previous interview with Streets of Toronto.

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