‘Thank you from my heart’: Loren McGinnis announces departure as host of The Trailbreaker


Loren McGinnis, host of CBC’s The Trailbreaker, might be leaving the North. McGinnis is about to affix CBC Calgary’s crew to host their morning present, The Eyeopener.

It was with nice emotion that he made the announcement on the Wednesday version of N.W.T. morning radio present.

“I did not ever assume I’d depart Yellowknife and the North … I sort of thought I’d host The Trailbreaker till they needed to wheel me proper out of right here,” he mentioned.

“Thank you, máhsi, mársı, quyanainni, quana for all of the help, for all of the tales, the kindness, the listening, the northern decency … thank you from my coronary heart.”

Fort Simpson Mayor Sean Whelly, left, and then-Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation Chief Gerald Antoine, centre, communicate with CBC’s Loren McGinnis concerning the flooding of their communities in May 2021. (Mario De Ciccio/CBC)

McGinnis, initially from B.C., started as an intern at CBC Edmonton earlier than working as a reporter, producer and host. He joined the crew at CBC North as a reporter in 2007 and began internet hosting The Trailbreaker in April 2013.

He moved to Yellowknife in 2007, taking his broadcasts to dozens of communities, together with reside from an evacuation camp in Fort Simpson, N.W.T., after flooding displaced residents of the area. He received an RTDNA award for that work.

McGinnis’s final day with CBC North — and his final broadcast of The Trailbreaker — might be Dec. 9.

He’ll be making the transfer to Calgary along with his spouse, a Calgary-born particular training trainer; his two sons, ages 5 and eight; and their husky-shepherd pup, Murray. 


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