Evan Solomon Named First-Ever National Affairs Specialist for Bell Media Radio
— April 25, 2016
– Solomon to contribute daily and weekly to mornings across Bell Media’s news/talk radio stations in Canada –
– Solomon to also host new regular syndicated weekend program, REAL TALK –
OTTAWA (April 25, 2016) – Bell Media Radio announced today that 580 CFRA News Talk Radio Host and journalist Evan Solomon has been appointed to the newly created role of National Affairs Specialist, and will be heard daily on Bell Media Radio’s news/talk stations throughout Canada. Effective immediately, this new appointment broadens Solomon’s current role as Host and Executive Producer of OTTAWA NOW, airing daily from 2 - 6 p.m. ET on Ottawa’s 580 CFRA News Talk Radio.
The first-ever National Affairs Specialist for Bell Media Radio, Solomon’s expanded role includes daily morning news hits on Bell Media Radio news/talk stations in Toronto, Montréal, and Ottawa, and weekly news hits across additional Bell Media Radio news/talk stations in Victoria and Kelowna, B.C, as well as in Windsor, London, and St. Catharines in Ontario.
Additionally, Solomon will host a regular syndicated weekend program, REAL TALK. Airing across Bell Media news/talk stations in Ontario, Québec, and B.C., Solomon brings his passion for breaking news and storytelling to in-depth, hour-long interviews with national and international newsmakers and celebrities.
“We are delighted to solidify and expand Evan’s role as part of the Bell Media team,” said Randy Lennox, President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting. “As an accomplished journalist and broadcast talent, and with his finger firmly on the pulse of Canadian national affairs, Evan’s reach is now broadened to the millions of Bell Media’s news/talk radio listeners.”
“While reporting on the national affairs scene daily for our listeners, Evan is the perfect choice to lead our new program, REAL TALK, airing weekly across the network,” said David Corey, Vice-President of Programming, Bell Media. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be adding such a strong, weekly program to our regular line-up.”
“I am excited to take on the many new, expanded facets of this role,” said Solomon. “I look forward to working with Bell Media Radio’s talented team across the whole news/talk family to maintain the national affairs dialogue for our listeners.”
Born and raised in Toronto, Solomon is an accomplished writer, magazine publisher, and radio-television journalist, and a weekly contributor to Maclean’s. He anchored CBC News Network’s daily political series POWER & POLITICS and CBC Radio’s weekly program THE HOUSE. Solomon has covered federal and provincial politics for more than 15 years, as well as some of Canada’s biggest news stories of the time.
Before hosting Bell Media Radio’s OTTAWA NOW, Solomon was most recently the host of SiriusXM’s daily program EVERYTHING IS POLITICAL. Throughout his career, Solomon has interviewed many key political players, from prime ministers, world leaders, and U.S. presidents, to the Dalai Lama and Henry Kissinger, among others.
Bell Media Radio is Canada’s top-ranked radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada, including Virgin Radio, Canada’s #1 ranked contemporary hit radio network, along with top brands TSN, NRJ, CHUM FM, Rouge fm, and QMFM. Recognizing the diversity of each market it serves, Bell Media Radio has a strong reputation for providing exemplary service to these communities and is a leader in innovative programming. In addition to music, news, weather, and sports, listeners also tune in for information on local politics, events, entertainment, and other community issues. Across Canada, Bell Media Radio is the largest radio provider and is ranked first in people reached and hours tuned.