From a media release:
Ben Mulroney announced on today’s broadcast of CTV’SÂ YOUR MORNINGÂ that he has decided to pass the mic and make way for new, diverse voices by stepping down from his role as anchor on CTV’sÂ ETALK.
In his return as co-host of YOUR MORNING following a scheduled vacation last week, Mulroney addressed the issues surrounding his family in anÂ emotional addressÂ at the top of the show.
“Last Saturday, I watched on CTV as my colleagues led a national conversation about how we can take action against systemic racism. That conversation showed me, more than ever, we need more Black voices, more Indigenous voices, and more People of ColourÂ in the mediaâ€¦ And that is why I have decided to immediately step away from my role as an anchor at ETALK to create a space for a new perspective and a new voice,” he said.
“It is my hope that the new anchor is Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Colour who can use this important platform to inspire, lead, and make change.”
In addition to his on-going role as co-host of YOUR MORNING, Mulroney will continue to contribute to ETALK on special assignments, including the red carpet events like the Oscars that have helped make ETALK the leader in Canadian entertainment news. He will also develop and produce projects for Bell Media Studios.
Mulroney has been with ETALK since its inception in 2002, and has gone on to interview thousands of stars and report from hundreds of red carpets. He got his start as the QuÃ©bec City Correspondent for talktv’s The ChatroomÂ in 2000, before becoming co-host on the interactive show inÂ July 2001. He then moved to a new role of entertainment reporter for CTV’sÂ CANADAÂ AM inÂ October 2001. Mulroney was also the host of CANADIAN IDOL for six seasons, which at the time was the most-watched English language Canadian television show on record. Along withÂ Anne-Marie Mediwake, Mulroney originated the co-hosting role on YOUR MORNING in 2016.
CTV’s ETALKÂ is hosted by Anchor Danielle Graham, and during her maternity leave by Anchor Lainey Lui. ETALK also features Senior Correspondent Traci Melchor; reportersÂ Chloe Wilde,Â Tyrone Edwards, andÂ Sonia Beeksma; and L.A. CorrespondentÂ Liz Trinnear. From the OscarsÂ® and the EmmyÂ® Awards, to the JUNO Awards and the Canadian Screen Awards, ETALK is front-and-centre, delivering up-to-the-minute news and exclusive insider access to the most talked about entertainment events worldwide.
Hosted byÂ Ben MulroneyÂ andÂ Anne-Marie MediwakeÂ with co-anchorsÂ Lindsey DeluceÂ (News) andÂ Kelsey McEwenÂ (Meteorologist), as well as contributing co-hostÂ Melissa Grelo, CTV’s YOUR MORNING delivers news, weather, and original perspectives on the headlines of the day, as well as lifestyle topics of interests to Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast.