Junior Achievement of PEI announces Host and Narrator for 2016 Business Hall of Fame Gala

April 04, 2016 Prince Edward Island

Junior Achievement, Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce that Canada AM’s Jeff Hutcheson will act as narrator for the 2016 Business Hall of Fame Gala. CBC Radio One’s Maritime Noon host, Norma Lee MacLeod will act as host for the evening’s festivities as three outstanding business leaders are recognized. “Junior Achievement, Prince Edward Island is delighted that Jeff has accepted our invitation to narrate this year’s induction ceremony,” says Betty Ferguson, President and CEO. “It will be an inspiring evening, where PEI’s community and business leaders come together to pave the way for its future entrepreneurs and leaders.”


About the Narrator

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 as the full-time weather host, Hutcheson has spent 22 years showing Canada to Canadians. From Dawson City, YK to Merritt, B.C. – Canmore, AB to Corner Brook, NL – Jeff has introduced the country to the most scenic sites, the favorite festivals, and some of the most interesting people in the country. The king of the remote broadcast, Hutcheson has 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 remotes broadcasts. Hutcheson’s career began as a 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. He is also a published author of two books; bestseller Best of Canada and Best of Atlantic Canada.


About the Host

Norma Lee MacLeod is the host and show producer for CBC Radio One's Maritime Noon. She joined Maritime Noon in 2011 after working on a variety of assignments in a career that spans more than 25 years with the CBC. Norma Lee is well-known as a host, producer and reporter for CBC News Nova Scotia. She also hosted the CBC Newsworld programs CBC Morning and Health Matters, as well as Maritime Magazine on CBC Radio One. Her talents have been recognized with two Gemini nominations - one for best news anchor and one for best host/interviewer for Health Matters. Norma Lee has covered many live and breaking news stories including the Westray Mine disaster and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. She was also a key member of the Gemini award winning CBC team reporting from the scene of the Swissair crash. Prior to joining the CBC in 1984, Norma Lee was a reporter with The Evening News in New Glasgow. She moved to Halifax from her home province of PEI in 1989 to host First Edition, the CBC's supper-hour news for Nova Scotia.

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