Jamie Gutfreund is live-eye remote host for CP24 BREAKFAST (Wednesday – Sunday)and he is willing to do just about anything to entertain CP24 viewers. He keeps his cool live on TV in just about any situation - from rappelling down the side of a building to skating with the Disney Stars On Ice, and raising awareness about a good cause while having a Burmese python wrapped around his neck.
Following positions at CBC’s The National and Newsworld in various editorial capacities, Gutfreund began working for CP24 as an editorial assistant in August, 2008. Behind the scenes at CP24, he helped chase stories including the 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak, 2009 Inauguration of U.S. President Barak Obama, special coverage of the 2008 Canadian Federal Election, and the Sunrise Propane explosion in August 2008.
Gutfreund became an on-air member of the most up-to-date weather and traffic team in May, 2009. In 2011, he joined the CP24 BREAKFAST as their Remote Host. Since then, he has been a man-about-town reporting from many of the city’s parades, festivals, fundraisers and musical events including the MMVAs. His enthusiastic and energetic reports have been featured on 104.5 CHUM FM, FLOW 93-5, MuchMusic, and CTV NEWS CHANNEL.
September 11, 2001 forever changed the way Gutfreund viewed life, history, and the future. His interest in journalism was formed, and he decided to return to school to complete the broadcast journalism program at Seneca College where he graduated with honours in 2006 after earning an award for “Best Documentary” at the Seneca College Media Awards.
Gutfreund’s other passion is music. He has played lead guitar in bands in the Toronto music scene since 1996, currently playing in a cover band. Before working in the broadcast industry, he worked for major recording labels and managed musical acts. He is an Honours graduate of the Harris Institute for the Arts in Recording Arts Management.
Originally from Thornhill, ON, Gutfreund is an avid cyclist, swimmer, runner, and has recently taken up yoga.
Follow him on Twitter: @JamieGutfreund