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