Jamie Gutfreund is the Co-Host for CP24 BREAKFAST weekends and General Reporter/Weather Specialist throughout the week on CP24.
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; 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. In 2014, Gutfreund joined Pooja Handa and Nneka Elliott as the Co-Host of CP24 BREAKFAST weekends.
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.
Originally from Thornhill, ON, Gutfreund has a passion for music and outdoor activities including swimming, cycling, running and is also an avid concert goer, motorcycle enthusiast and animal lover
Follow him on Twitter: @JamieGutfreund