I began my career more than 20 years ago as a production assistant for TVOkids. On the weekends, I was in the CHUM building as an editor for what is now CTV Sci-Fi and E! Canada. Desperate to become a producer, I left to pursue the freedom of creating my own programs at Rogers TV Toronto. I first honed my skills as a chase producer for veteran journalist Dale Goldhawk. I then utilized my technical skills and became a preditor, creating lifestyle, entertainment and sports magazine shows. A new challenge presented itself at OMNI Television, where I helped created national newscasts in multiple languages, lifestyle series and Blue Jays baseball broadcasts in Tagalog. I was fortunate enough to produce two national leaders debates on CityTV. Never backing down on a new challenge, I shifted to home TV shopping and have become addicted to the thrill of instantaneous ratings and viewer engagement via items sold.
A few of the programs I've been a part of over the years
Beyond Style Matters Podcast
September 2020 - Supervising Producer
Canadian media icon Jeanne Beker changed the face of fashion reporting with the internationally acclaimed Fashion Television. For almost three decades, Jeanne took us behind the scenes of the world’s most famous runways. At TSC, she has demystified trends for a home-shopping audience with Style Matters with Jeanne Beker. She now expands her reach with Beyond Style Matters, giving listeners insider access to fashion’s top designers, trend-setters and most fabulous players. Join Jeanne and her guests as they share their stories, examine the true meaning of style and discuss some of the hottest topics disrupting a trillion-dollar business.
Susan Yull's 25th Anniversary Special
August 2020 - Supervising Producer
Susan Yull is Canada's longest-serving TV-shopping host! She began her career at TSC when the channel only aired still images. This special was a curated collection of her favourite items and brands at special pricing and a poignant walk down memory lane.
Ending Racism: What Will it Take?
June 2020 - Producer
The death of George Floyd brought the Black Lives Matter movement to a pivotal moment in history. Rogers Sports & Media came together to create a special that would address the feelings and sentiments of the BIPOC community. Cityline's Tracy Moore and Sportsnet's Donnovan Bennett co-hosted. I never felt more pressure to get a show right than this one.
59th GRAMMYs Red Carpet Special
January 2017 - Supervising Producer
CityTV made their annual trek down to LA LA land to take their place on the red carpet for music's biggest night. This is one of CityTV's biggest projects and was a huge amount of work, but thanks to a great team, the show was flawless.
Blue Jays: Pinoy Edition
January 2017 - Supervising Producer
With the success of Hockey Night in Canada - Punjabi edition, OMNI Television wanted to expand their sports programming for the Filipino community. In a matter of months, we found the right talent and were able to launch the first ever MLB game in Tagalog.
Maclean's National Leaders Debate
August 2015 - Producer
The first national leaders debate outside the consortium was nabbed by Paul Wells and Maclean's magazine. Leveraging all the resources of Rogers Media, I had the tremendous fortune to produce a wonderful debate and event that kicked off the 2015 federal election.
Celebrating the Lunar New Year
January 2016 - Executive Producer
OMNI Television's sales team understood Chinese New Year to be the Super Bowl for potential sponsors, and was looking for something they could sell to advertisers. We created a lifestyle variety special featuring musical performances, fashion tips and cooking demos which resulted in an uptick of sponsors and a grand prize viewer giveaway of airfare to China!
July 2020 - Supervising Producer & Creator
TSC is filled with vendors whose story began with an idea and big dreams. TSC Spotlight was created to highlight the brand and their founder in a half-hour series. Spotlighted brands include Beauty Bio, Vitatree, Heidi Daus, Imperial Pearls and KORRES.
Welcome to Canada: What You Need to Know
August 2018 - Creator & Supervising Producer
Scotiabank commissioned a series for newcomers and we felt the best thing we could do is give them advice from those who had already gone through their challenges. Welcome to Canada: What You Need to Know was targeted at Chinese and South Asian newcomers. Established immigrants shared all the things they wish they had known and what the guidebooks didn't tell them.
The Local Campaign
2003-2015 - Senior Producer
Rogers TV was known for producing local debates for each ward and riding locally. Toronto is home to 44 municipal wards and 23 provincial and federal ridings. For more than a decade, I invited and organized the televised debates for all the municipal, provincial and federal elections. I didn't keep an official count, but it's safe to say I've produced over 500 debates in my career.
Why I Chose Canada
July 2017 - Creator & Producer
As Canada celebrates 150 years, OMNI Television produced this special that highlighted the stories of various immigrants and their personal journeys to their new home.