Michelle Rivard

 
 


I’m Michelle Rivard and I’m a whole lot of fun! My time is split up between working, laughing and tweeting. The best is when I can combine the three. I’ve been a part of the team at Daytime Toronto on Rogers TV 10 for three years. In that time I’ve gone from checking in guests at the front door to producing and hosting my own on location interviews, Live Eye reports, and filling in as host when Val is away. I’ve done reporting work for multiple other shows on Rogers as well: Independent Scene, Toronto Sessions 279, Matt About Town. I was the host of the 2012 & 2013 Ontario Spelling Bee, and live host for the Weston Santa Claus Parade and The Rotary Club Auction. I’ve appeared on MuchMusic a few times as well, most recently as a guests on #TextOrNext

My involvement in broadcast & media began a few years back. I studied Radio Broadcasting at BCIT in Vancouver.  My school gave me the hands-on training to conquer any job in the radio biz. I took the skills I learned and I started applying them to the world of TV.

I volunteered for 21 long, fun, exciting days as a logger with TSN & CTV during the 2010 Winter Olympics. I got to meet lots of Canadian athletes and even got to hold a GOLD MEDAL in my hands! In April 2010, I made the move to Toronto.

I am very active in social media. I have experience as a Communications Coordinator for multiple busy independent businesses, such as Earls Kitchen + Bar, Walter All-Natural Craft Caesar Mix, and Barreworks. My own twitter account @QueenWestGirl allows me an outlet to say hilarious stuff and share the latest news in under 140 characters. As well, I write articles for multiple local websites.

I LOVE comedy!! I have been performing stand-up comedy in Toronto for 3 years, and placed in the semi-finals of the 2013 Toronto Comedy Brawl. Back in Vancouver, I was a writer and performer with a sketch comedy group, Cocktails & Holywater. We produced a monthly show, mixed with live sketches and digital shorts. That show gave me amazing confidence in my abilities not only as a performer, but as a writer as well.

What do I hope for in the future? Well, more experience in broadcasting would be great. I have some amazing ideas for TV shows, websites, digital shorts and more. In the mean time, I’m working on a book of hilarious short stories: “Two Truths and a Lie: A Collection of Semi-Autobiographical Exaggerations”.

Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully we will work together on an awesome project soon. Unless your project involves leprechauns, a hot glue gun, and laughing gas. I won’t fall for that one again...

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Reporter, Host,

Producer, Comedian, &

Communications Specialist