Toronto’s 50 Most Influential: #43, Matt Galloway

Toronto’s 50 Most Influential: #43, Matt Galloway

Our annual ranking of the people whose smarts, connections and clout are changing the city as we know it

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Matt Galloway

CBC Radio

43 In an era of budget cuts, ­scandals and firings at the CBC, ­Galloway is a source of good news. He’s the first thing 392,000 Torontonians hear every morning when they wake up, and there’s a reason they all listen: he’s relentlessly cheerful, and he brings them tough, revealing interviews with the public figures they most urgently need to hear from. In 2015, as in previous years, Galloway’s Metro Morning was a routine stop for the city’s political elite. Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca made an appearance on the show when he needed to assuage Toronto’s fears about Pan Am traffic, and ­Kathleen Wynne stopped by the studio to explain the 2015 provincial budget. New police chief Mark Saunders spoke to Galloway shortly after he was appointed.

Fun Fact:

Before he got his start at CBC in 2004, Galloway cut his teeth as a music director at CHRY, York ­University’s campus radio station.

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