TV, eh? covers news, reviews and interviews about Canadian television shows, with the odd foray into the odd industry that produces them.
Greg David – Editor
For over 15 years, Greg David has been a television critic for TV Guide Canada, the country’s most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer … he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career.
He has also been featured on the other side of the camera as a trusted source for TV-related opinion on City’s Breakfast Television, CTV’s Canada AM and Global’s The Morning Show, discussing everything from Primetime Emmy snubs to what the hottest new shows are debuting on the small screen. Greg can be heard every Thursday discussing the world of television with Tom McConnell on CKTB AM in St. Catharines, Ont.
A graduate of Sheridan College’s Print Journalism program, Greg served as an instructor for George Brown College’s Writing for the Web and Editing for the Web classes.
He is a member of the Television Critics Association.
Diane Wild – Publisher
Diane is an award-winning communications professional and freelance writer who has worked for the past 15 years in the arts, health care and for a giant multi-sport event (yes, that one).
She started TV, eh? about 8 years ago to shine a spotlight on homegrown shows that were often overshadowed by their American cousins. In that time she’s interviewed actors, writers, producers, directors, and even scientists, plus raised over $10,000 for Kids Help Phone through a charity auction.
In her TV, eh? life she has appeared on CBC’s The Current, been quoted in The Globe and Mail and Maclean’s Magazine, has moderated TV writer-focused events for the Writers Guild of Canada, and writes for Canadian Screenwriter magazine.
Eleni Armenakis – Contributor
Eleni Armenakis is a die-hard fan of all things Canadian, including television. She spent almost two years as a critic for TV Guide Canada covering some of her favourite CanCon, including Republic of Doyle, Orphan Black and Rookie Blue (plus guilty pleasure Bitten), and dished on all these shows and more with the likes of Meghan Follows, Laura Vandervoort, Missy Peregrym and Jordan Gavaris. When not hooked up to the little black box, she can be found freelancing, growing her collection of Canadian music or on Twitter @eleniarmenakis
Kelly Lynne Ashton – Contributor
Over twenty years of experience on the business side of Canadian film, television and digital media. After years of working as an entertainment lawyer both inhouse in several of Canada’s top television production companies and with her own practice representing producers, talent and broadcasters, switched to the production of children’s digital media. When it was time for something new, moved back to business affairs but now in film, television and digital media. More recently she discovered that all along her true calling was as a Canadian media policy wonk. Now assisting clients with research projects, policy and strategy development, government and government agency submissions and Advocacy Through Social Media.
Emily Gagne – Contributor
Although Emily Gagne has only been a professional television critic for three years, having previously worked for TV Guide Canada, she has been passionately analyzing her favourite shows since her early years when she’d use her school journals to talk about how much she loved Goosebumps. Through her time at TV Guide Canada, she reviewed both Canadian series (i.e. Lost Girl, comedies like Seed and Working the Engels, Remedy) and international favourites, while also performing regular interviews with everyone from showrunners to costume designers to big name actors, and appearing as a guest on shows like ET Canada and eTalk.
Before working for TV Guide Canada, Emily studied journalism at Ryerson University and was a repeat contributor at feminist magazine McClung’s. She also currently runs a completely girl-powered movie and TV blog called Cinefilles with a former Ryerson classmate, and is a member of the Television Critics Association. She loves talking about puns, Breaker High-lights and dorky, but strong female characters.
Anthony Marco – Podcaster
Anthony Marco has been podcasting since 2008 and is a veteran of well over 1500 episodes of 8 different podcasts ranging from topics about television, technology, politics, the arts, and media. Outside of TV eh?, Anthony’s other podcasts can be found at www.anthonymarco.com. Appearing on CBC Radio’s “Q” with Jian Ghomeshi and TVO Parents speaking about social networking relationships within the education sector and social media’s impact on education, he’s also guest lectured at Lakehead University and school boards across Ontario on similar topics.
Samantha Sobolewski – Contributor
Samantha Sobolewski has had a passion for TV since learning to count with The Count on Sesame Street. For just over two years, Samantha was a television critic for TV Guide Canada, where she interviewed the likes of Sophia Bush, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kevin Smith, Liam Cunningham and many others.
She moderated the Defiance panel at FanExpo 2013, has walked the halls of Degrassi, gotten lost in Bitten’s Stonehaven and was “Litt Up” at the Pearson Specter offices of Suits.
You can find her in her final year at Ryerson’s School of Journalism, interning and freelancing, watching The West Wing or on Twitter @samsobolewski