Tracey’s screenwriting and producing credits include cult hit BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (FOX), SPIDER-MAN: THE NEW ANIMATED SERIES (MTV), and acclaimed Canadian series FLASHPOINT (CTV/CBS) and REGENESIS (TMN). She started her career writing sketches for SESAME STREET and most recently returned from Los Angeles where she was a writer and consulting producer on the second season of the cable drama, ROGUE (DirectTV).

She has mentored emerging writers through WIFT and Praxis, and has taught writing at Ryerson and to incarcerated girls through the Los Angeles Create Now program.

Tracey co-created, wrote and executive produced the crime drama series, CRACKED, which premiered on CBC in January 2013 and ran for two successful seasons. She is currently developing her next drama series and feature film.

Tracy Moore is an award-nominated host of Cityline, Canada’s longest-running lifestyle television program. Prior to hosting Cityline, she was a reporter/anchor for Breakfast Television, CP24 and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Moore holds a B.A. in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal and a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London. She’s married to former journalist and entrepreneur Lio Perron. They have two children, Sidney and Eva, born in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

Jamie Campbell got his start in sports broadcasting in 1993 at CBC Edmonton before moving on to CJOH Ottawa in 1997É In 1998, he became one of Sportsnet’s original broadcasters and co-hosted the first edition of Sportscentral (now Sportsnet Connected)É He has hosted coverage of the Grey Cup, Super Bowl, NHL Draft, MLB All-Star Game and MLB post-seasonÉ He called play-by-play for the Toronto Phantoms of the Arena Football League from 2002-2003, the CFL on Sportsnet in 2004, and was the play-by-play voice of the Toronto Blue Jays from 2005 to 2009É In 2010 at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, millions of Canadians were watching when Campbell announced the country’s historic first gold medal won by Alexandre BilodeauÉHe also called the play-by-play for cycling at London 2012É Now serves as host of the popular Blue Jays Central with analyst Gregg Zaun.

Jordan Schwartz oversees all of Rogers Media’s television in-house productions including City’s local morning show Breakfast Television (in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Montreal), Canada’s longest-running daytime talk show Cityline, and national specials including City’s first live red carpet special at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Jordan joined City in 2011, with a wealth of entertainment and lifestyle television producing under his belt. Prior to joining City Jordan was the senior vice president and general manager of CTV’s entertainment group, responsible for the network’s daily, national entertainment magazine show, eTalk, and its entertainment channel Star! Jordan also had stints working in the U.S., as producer for ABC Daytime in L.A., and NBC News in New York City.

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As Editor in Chief of Chatelaine, Canada’s number #1 women’s media brand, and mother of four, Karine’s philosophy is to embrace the happy chaos and make everyday extraordinary.

She began her publishing career in New York City at Harper’s Bazaar, (“Nothing teaches you how to work harder than knowing there are thousands vying for your job!”) and has held titles at various women’s brands in both Canada and the US. ÒI have loved magazines for as long as I can remember,Ó she says. ÒThey provided an escape to a world that I longed to be a part of.Ó

Her first job was pumping gas at her best friend’s dad’s gas station in southern Ontario. She spent the rest of her teen years teaching swimming lessons and lifeguarding at a beach in the same small town she and her husband, Jay, eventually returned to with their daughter, Milla, twin boys, Wyatt and Theo, and third son, Beckett.

At Chatelaine, Karine is in charge of expanding the 86 year old brand into new lines of business while continuing to entertain, enlighten and engage it’s loyal audiences across print, online, tablet, mobile, TV, radio and merchandise.

Currently, Lisa leads a team of communicators who inspire, inform and engage employees across the organization through insightful content via the company intranet, clear directives through the company’s task management platform along with day-to-day communications support and service to mobilize the company’s field teams.

Lisa joined the Indigo team in 2007 as marketing lead on the launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the famed boy-wizard series. For more than five years, she was a key contributor to the development and implementation of Indigo Books & Music Inc.’s public relations strategies, including acting as credible company spokesperson when required. Prior to Indigo, Lisa spent more than a decade working with world-class brands like Skechers Footwear and The Body Shop Canada. Creativity combined with curiosity fuel Lisa’s accomplished ability to develop insightful strategic plans and deliver innovative cost-effective communication solutions. From enterprise initiatives to product launches, Lisa applies her communications expertise to help enable Indigo’s commitment to providing booklovers and those they care about with the most inspiring retail and online environments for books and life enriching products and services.

Lisa holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Semiotics and Film from the University of Toronto and loves storytelling in all its forms including books, film, music and art.

As owners of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, and Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) is the premiere sports entertainment company in Canada and is recognized in the industry as a global leader.

Hired as a Ôday one’ employee of the Toronto Raptors in 1994, and as a key leader on the sales and marketing team as Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment was later formed, David Hopkinson has played an integral role in the growth of both MLSE and the Canadian sports and entertainment industry.

In July, 2013 David was named Chief Commercial Officer for MLSE, presiding over all sales, marketing and communications for the company’s teams and venues, leading one of the largest and most diverse sports entertainment portfolios in the industry. In addition, through unique partnership arrangements with global sports and entertainment companies like the NBA and Live Nation, David’s teams are responsible for the commercialization of all NBA television properties in Canada as well as Live Nation’s Canadian sponsorships.

With more than 20 years of sports sales and marketing experience, David plays an influential role within the industry, serving on the Board of Directors for Canada Basketball’s Board of Directors. David was recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canada.

David, his wife Lawrie, and their daughters Claire and Miranda live in the Beach in Toronto.

Derek Selby has a very strong background in the beauty industry with over 25 years of experience.

Derek is a well-known television personality in Canada. Since 1997 he has regularly appeared as the beauty expert on CITY TV’s Cityline, Canada’s longest running daytime lifestyle television program. Derek is a regular expert on The Shopping Channel in Canada and has appearing on HSN Ð Home Shopping Network in the US. Derek has appeared on many other television programs.

An accomplished makeup artist, Derek’s makeup print work has appeared in magazine publications such as Elle Canada, Flare Magazine, Modern Woman and Homemakers. He recently did make-up for Elton John’s White Tie and Tiara Ball in London on Hollywood A-Lister Uma Thurman, Samantha Barks from the movie Les Miserables and from the hit television show Glee, Mathew Morrison!

Derek’s past roles include training and education with Lanc™me Cosmetics, Shoppers Drug Mart and Schwarzkopf Professional.

Derek Joined Cover FX in 2006. In his current role as International Director of Artistry and Education, Derek is responsible for educating, coaching and inspiring the sales and education teams in Canada, US, Hong Kong and the UK.

As Co-Host of Breakfast Television, Toronto’s number-one morning show, Dina is known for her superb dance moves, impromptu celebrity impressions, infectious laugh, and keeping co-host Kevin Frankish on his toes!

Born in Toronto and raised in Woodbridge, Dina is a self-confessed pop-culture junkie. Her hard-working and professional attitude have led her to stints as host of the MuchMusic VJ Search Ð The Series, for which she earned a Gemini nomination, guest judge on Canada’s Next Top Model and host of the prestigious Women In Film and Television’s Crystal Awards Gala.

Dina began her career as associate producer of Global Television’s The Bynon Show and entertainment reporter, writer, and producer of Toronto 1?s Morning Show, Toronto Today. She then moved to entertainment, hosting The A-List(2004) and Star!’s Star! Daily (2005 Ð 2007), before joining City’s Breakfast Television in 2006.

Education:
¥ Double Major, Sociology and Mass Communications, York University
¥ Broadcast Journalism Degree, Humber College

News anchor Anne-Marie Mediwake is the co-host of CBC News Toronto at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. weeknights on CBC Television.

In 2011, Anne-Marie was named the GTA’s Woman of the Year at the Consumer’s Choice Awards, recognizing the trust she has earned from viewers for her commitment to journalistic excellence and her active community involvement.

Mediwake’s portfolio includes prominent roles in CBC’s local, national and international news coverage; from Jack Layton’s state funeral to The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton from London and their Canadian tour. Recently, Mediwake has brought viewers insightful interviews with former governor general Micha‘lle Jean, humanitarian Stephen Lewis, feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem and Bollywood superstar Bipasha Basu.

Prior to joining CBC, Mediwake co-anchored Global Television’s Toronto flagship newscast. She helmed CTV’s Gemini Award-winning investigative current affairs show 21C and reported for CTV’s National News with Lloyd Robertson, Canada AM and Newsnet.

In 2004 Mediwake hosted Sri Lanka A Journey Home, a network news documentary that gave Canadians unprecedented access to the devastation after the Tsunami in her birth country of Sri Lanka including a rare interview with Tamil Tiger second-in-command S.P. Tamilselvan.

In 2007, Mediwake and her husband Darryl Koynenbelt expanded their family with triplets. She chronicled their experiences with pregnancy and birth in the popular and hilarious National Post column called the Triplet Journal.

Mediwake’s desire to give a voice and provide mentorship to young women is reflected in her active community outreach. She was nominated for Canada’s top 35 under 35.

Mediwake says her natural curiosity and passion for storytelling is rooted in her Scottish-Sri Lankan ancestry. She was also recently nominated for Best Local News Anchor at the Canadian Screen Awards and CBC News Toronto nominated for Best Local Newscast.