CBC today announced Piya Chattopadhyay as the new host of Sunday mornings on CBC Radio One, starting this fall. Chattopadhyay and the team will develop a dynamic new format for Sunday mornings, beginning this September on CBC Radio One and the CBC Listen app. Willow Smith, former executive producer of The Current, will serve as executive producer. Chattopadhyay’s current weekly national show on CBC Radio One, OUT IN THE OPEN, will wrap up on June 28 after four successful seasons.
“I am so proud to take up the mantle of Sunday morning, to build and expand upon the deep journalistic legacy of that space,” said Chattopadhyay. “I feel every journalistic adventure I’ve had has primed me for this. I have long committed myself to elevating voices that aren’t often heard, and to challenging both what we hear and how we hear it. I look forward to continuing that work on Sunday mornings.”
“We are excited to have Piya bring her energy and perspective to this role, said Cathy Perry, Executive Director of Current Affairs for CBC. “She’s the perfect fit for this program with its in-depth interviews and documentaries, and she’ll do a great job of bringing fresh takes on the ideas and stories Canadians want to hear, reflect on and learn more about on Sunday mornings.”
Chattopadhyay has been a fixture in broadcasting for two decades as a reporter and host, for both radio and television, in Canada and abroad. She was Fox News Radio’s Middle East correspondent, based in Jerusalem, and also worked as a guest host for TVO’s The Agenda for several years. OUT IN THE OPEN, hosted by Chattopadhyay since 2016, has tackled big issues facing Canadians through a range of perspectives. Chattopadhyay is also well known to CBC listeners from guest hosting duties on The Current, q, Cross Country Checkup, CBC Toronto’s #1 morning show, Metro Morning, and the CBC News: Front Burner podcast.
As announced on May 20, Michael Enright is stepping down as host of THE SUNDAY EDITION after 20 years. Enright’s last day of hosting the beloved show will be Sunday, June 28. CBC will be working with Michael to explore new opportunities to showcase his vast talents.
CBC Radio was recently honoured with the 2020 Broadcaster of the Year award at the 2020 New York Festivals® Radio Awards. More information about the Radio One Fall 2020 schedule will be provided in the coming months.