Managing Editor, CP24/Co-Anchor, LIVE@5, LIVE@5:30
Stephanie Smythis a familiar face on CP24, especially when news breaks. As Managing Editor, she leads the CP24 breaking news and assignment desk. Viewers can also see her co-anchor CP24’s LIVE@5 andLIVE@5:30 with Nathan Downer every weeknight.
Smyth joined CP24 in 2008 and has since helped develop a dynamic team that thrives on working in a fast-paced, breaking news environment, covering the news that directly impacts the lives of people in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area.
With more than 25 years of news and news programming experience to her credit, the native Torontonian is an award-winning media veteran, who brings a wealth of experience from her work in the radio and television industry to the CP24 team. Smyth's career has spanned all facets of broadcast news including news reporting, news anchoring, news-talk radio, commentary, and assignment editor roles.
Her first news job was in radio at 1290 CKBK in London, Ont. as a reporter/anchor in 1987. She then moved on to CJCL in Toronto as a reporter/anchor in 1989. Smyth was hired in 1992 as a morning co-host/traffic reporter for Canada’s first all-sports radio station, The FAN 1430, before joining 680News as an anchor/reporter in 1993. While at 680News, Stephanie also did the morning news on 98.1 CHFI with Don Daynard and Erin Davis.
In 1999, Smyth rose to senior levels with her appointment as News Director at 680News where she led award-winning coverage of the contested 2000 U.S. presidential election, as well as the tumultuous events of 9/11. Her efforts also helped 680News become the first radio station in Canada to capture the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast.
Smyth made the move to television in 2003 in her role as News Director at Global Television in Toronto. Under her leadership, Global captured an RTDNA News Coverage Award.
In 2005, Smyth became News Director at AM640 Toronto Radio.
Smyth is a former Vice-President of RTNDA Canada, a member of the Canadian Women in Communications, and a supporter of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.
Smyth lives in Toronto with her husband, 680News Morning Anchor and Managing Editor Paul Cook, their four children, and their German Shepherd dog DeVere. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, with an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, and has a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Fanshawe College.