Jeff Hutcheson can be found delivering weather, sports and more including his trademark laugh weekday mornings alongside Beverly Thomson and Marci Ien on Canada’s national morning show, CANADA AM.
Since joining CANADA AM in 1998, Hutcheson has been the King of the remote broadcast having been live on national television from every corner of Canada and many destinations around the world including France, England, Ireland, and Australia just to name a few. In fact, Hutcheson broadcast from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games with 20 straight days of entertaining remotes some of which had him at the top of Grouse Mountain, skating with “Quatchi” and “Miga”, and playing Sledge Hockey with Paralymic team members.
Regularly delivering a laugh in the morning, Hutcheson’s feature “Things I Learned on the Internet Today” exposes the everyday fun of internet videos for CANADA AM viewers. Memorable moments for Hutcheson range from chatting with William and Kate in July 2011 in Charlottetown, P.E.I during their first official tour to Canada, to showing off one of Canada’s natural wonders – The Bay of Fundy – where he broadcast live from both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the same show.
Another recent highlight was the live performance of the Hallelujah Chorus after the ‘flash mob’ performance topped 30-million views YouTube views in only a month; Hutcheson had to see it for himself and took Canadians to Welland, ON for a live performance in Dec. 2010. In May 2010, Hutcheson covered the emotional homecoming in Halifax of the HMCS Fredericton after six months at sea, which included a proposal from a returning sailor to his girlfriend (she said yes).
In May 2009, Hutcheson was the sole Canadian television broadcaster on Hamilton Island, Australia to cover an extreme international job hunt “The Best Job in the World”. Holding down his own extreme job, viewers fondly remember his cross-Canada RV adventure “The Ultimate Road Trip” which he completed in 2002 for CANADA AM. Hutcheson has shared cherished family moments with Canadians in his “Breakfast with Jeff” series and regularly visits communities across Canada to showcase their Canadian charitable spirit.
At the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Hutcheson reported on bobsleigh and luge events for CTV, giving him a rare distinction of being one of a handful of CTV broadcasters who have reporter from the last two Olympic Winter Games held on Canadian soil.
Hutcheson’s career began as college student when he accepted a job as the “good news” reporter for Toronto radio station 1010 CFRB in 1976. Shortly after graduation he started at CKCO-TV in Kitchener. During the next 20 years he worked as a sports anchor, a reporter, a producer, a program host and writer, moving to CANADA AM in a permanent capacity in 1998.
Hutcheson works in his community by supporting various charities and across Canada including Halifax’s IWK Hospital and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Hutcheson lives in Prince Edward Island and is an avid golfer. Hutcheson is a member of the Conestoga College Broadcasting Course Hall of Fame and Preston High School Hall of Fame.
He is also a published author of two books; bestseller Best of Canada and Best of Atlantic Canada.