One of Canada's most-respected news personalities, Beverly Thomson co-hosts CANADA AM -- CTV's National morning show -- weekdays from 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. ET waking up Canada along side Marci Ien and Jeff Hutcheson.
With her trademark ease, Thomson has interviewed some of the Nation's most treasured musicians, athletes, actors, authors, politicians and dignitaries including Prime Minster Stephen Harper and Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. Thomson also landed the first Canadian television interview for current Governor General David Johnston and his wife at Rideau Hall. She's held her own while interviewing Regis and Kelly, Barbara Walters, Jane Fonda, Bradley Cooper and even Kermit the Frog.
Thomson's illustrious career has taken her around the world including London, England in the midst of April 2011's Royal Wedding build-up to film a series for CANADA AM, to Vancouver to co-host CTV's OLYMPIC MORING program with Jay Onrait during Vancouver's 2010 Winter Olympic Games, across Canada for numerous federal, provincial, and municipal elections, and to Washington, D.C. for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.
Thomson is the 2006 recipient of the Gemini Humanitarian Award. In June 2009, Thomson was appointed by the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, as the National Ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
In 2003, Thomson was named as the new co-host of CANADA AM along side Seamus O'Regan. Her return to CTV followed six years as the anchor of the evening newscast at Global Toronto. Previously, Thomson spent seven years at CTV Toronto as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor. Thomson's career started in radio after graduating from Seneca College's Radio and Television Broadcasting program.
Outside of her broadcast career, Thomson gives her time to various health charities and organizations which include being the honourary chair and spokesperson for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Thomson was the recipient of the 2010 "Voice of the Foundation Award", for her extraordinary contributions to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
In addition Thomson is the honourary chairperson for the York Central Hospital Foundation. Thomson is a past chair of the Rouge Valley Health Foundation and champions the Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre, Wellspring Cancer Support Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital, Muki Baum Treatment Centres and the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab.
Thomson reaches outside of her community and country by volunteering her time to Aga Khan Foundation Canada, an organization supporting social development programs in Asia and Africa. Thomson is a supporter of the Canadian arts community including The National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company, serving as host for a variety of their annual events.
Thomson lives in the Toronto area with her two children. In her spare time she enjoys skiing and playing squash with friends.