HI! I’M MICHAEL HAINSWORTH.
YOU MAY KNOW ME FROM THE RADIO.
OR THE INTERNET.
SO WHERE DID I GO?
YEARS IN BROADCASTING
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TORONTO’S #1 NEWS
It still amazes me that I worked for CTV Toronto. When I was a kid I wanted to be a CFTO news reporter. And for 15 years I was. The fact I worked out of “The Much Music Building” at 299 Queen Street West was another career dream come true.
SPORTS REPORTER LANCE BROWN
was like a big brother. A much, older, less attractive big brother. Which is why we razzed each other on-air.
People thought we hate each other but I’d only actually met the guy once and he smelled very nice.
WE HAVE CLEARANCE, CLARENCE
I was also the guy in airport departure lounges and your seatback screen. Once, a fellow passenger had no idea the guy sitting beside him was the one he was watching on TV.
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I loved getting insight into how the world works from some of the brightest names in economics and finance
I’ve spoken to hundreds of CEOS and analysts over my career and learned something new every single time
Play by play on the markets was the closest I got to the game of hockey
After hours market reaction to breaking news was one of my biggest news thrills
Analysing the future direction of the markets was a great challenge
Always with the dramatic walking from story to story. You should see my Fitbit stats
It was a blast talking to people on the other side of the television set
60 straight minutes with some of the smartest investors was an education
It’s the most watched show on BNN
1 Million ListenersDuring my time anchoring the afternoon drive show with Ann Doose, I played a critical role in helping the station reach a major milestone
Energetic IdeasThe reporter at the scene you hear in the :00/:30 opening headlines, the stinger going into the :15 update, and the closing bell were ideas that became integral to the sound of the station
First Business ReporterI had the honour of being the first business reporter at an all news radio station in Canada, reporting on the rise of Research in Motion and the fall of Nortel Networks
History MakingMy station mug reads “News Every 20 Minutes” and I own the original :40 news theme that was scrapped for “News Every 30 Minutes” a year later
I'm still working on my passion projects:
THEY REALLY LIKE US
WE’RE JUST AS SURPRISED AS YOU ARE
#1 ON ITUNES CANADA
for 4 straight weeks after a month on the “New & Notable” charts
enough to pack Toronto’s Massey Hall for a 4 night run every month
BIG SHOT GUESTS
from the world of music, technology, and science actually return our calls