CityTV anchor Mark Dailey dies at age 57
Longtime anchor and voice of CityTV Mark Dailey has died at the age of 57 of cancer. Dailey joined CityPulse back in 1979 as a producer and assignment editor and worked the crime beat for 10 years, before his booming baritone voice became the trademark of the station.
CityTV co-founder Moses Znaimer recalled the first time he heard Dailey’s distinctive vocals, describing his voice as “a deep, authoritative, knowing sound (with a hint of mischief).” Indeed, Dailey was well-loved for his cheeky satirical voice-over promo spots, as is evidenced in this set of clips compiled in memoriam by Maclean’s. Like many, many Torontonians, Znaimer will always associate Dailey with his unforgettable delivery: “I’ve always believed the sound of the human voice is the one that lingers best in memory. Mark’s will remain in ours for a long, long time.”
Dailey had previously fought and won a six-year battle with prostate cancer, but announced on air in September that he had been diagnosed with kidney cancer. He succumbed to the disease Monday at Sunnybrook hospital.