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Canada AM’s Jeff Hutcheson Announces Retirement

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    After 40 years in broadcasting, veteran sports and weather anchor Jeff Hutcheson announced this morning on-air that he will bring his 18 years at Canada AM to a close, signing off one last time early this summer. Waking up with viewers for nearly two decades, Hutcheson is known for bringing Canadians together, broadcasting from nearly 400 locations across Canada and around the world. Beloved from coast to coast to coast, Hutcheson hits the road for one last remote broadcast tour before his final turn at the Canada AM desk.

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    “I feel truly honoured to have had this incredible journey and to be welcomed into viewers homes everyday across my four decades of broadcasting,” said Jeff Hutcheson. “Canada  AM has given me the experience of a lifetime, working on a team that sets the bar of professionalism and journalism in this industry. Having the opportunity to work and travel around the world has been extraordinary, and I am thrilled that I will have the chance to leave the viewers with one last remote tour, doing what I love the most – showing Canada to Canadians.”

    “We are so thankful for Jeff’s enormous contribution to Canada AM and we will miss him greatly,” said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President, Bell Media Production. “His curiosity, honesty, and joyful spirit lights up the set every morning, as well as the homes of viewers across the country who welcome him with open arms. He reminds Canadians there’s a wonderful and fascinating country outside our doorstep and for that we will always be grateful. Jeff’s warmth and kindness touched the entire nation and leaves an indelible mark on the show.”

    Adding to this collection of great memories and sharing his favourite ones from the past, Hutcheson will embark on one last remote tour of Canada beginning Wednesday, May 11. Showcasing hotspots, talking to locals, and delivering his regular weather updates live on location, Jeff kicks off the tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake before heading eastward to continue his journey and series of live broadcasts from Quidi Vidi, NL, a beach in his home province of Prince Edward Island, and from Lunenburg, NS.

    Dubbed Canada’s king of the remote broadcast, Hutcheson developed a following and endeared himself to viewers throughout the country and from many destinations around the world including France, England, Ireland, and Australia. Viewers will remember Hutcheson’s countless great moments, from kite skiing on Great Slave Lake in Yellowknife and his broadcast from the Vancouver 2024 Winter Olympic Games, to his remote from the Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training in Dunedin, Florida.

    From meeting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Charlottetown, PEI, to rallying 30,000 football fans to cheer on their team as honorary mascot to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, to his many adventures on “Breakfast with Jeff,” Hutcheson’s contribution to Canada AM stretched far beyond the scope of weather and sports to become a friendly and reliable face that viewers look forward to seeing each morning.


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    14 Comments » for Canada AM’s Jeff Hutcheson Announces Retirement
    1. John & Peggy Coutts says:

      Congratulation Jeff.
      We are your M&M Food Market, Cobourg friends and you have informed, educated, and brightened our early mornings for years. Your professional, yet humorous character puts a smile on our face each day and certainly provides us with a great awareness of what is happening throughout Canada. Perhaps you’d still consider doing some Canada AM guest spots (hint):). Enjoy your new freedom and know how respected and enjoyed your company has been.
      John & Peggy

    2. Ellen Morrison says:

      Jeff, I will miss your breezy comments , your friendly smile and most of all your total enjoyment of life while you travelled this great country of ours!! You will be greatly missed. Enjoy your well earned retirement.

    3. Pam says:

      Congrats Jeff. I will miss seeing your smiling face on Canada Am each day and knowing that PEI weather was always noted. Enjoy your retirement. And since I am an Islander from up west I’ll look forward to seeing you around town when I drop down that way. Lol

    4. Susan de Courcy says:

      So sorry to hear that you won’t be there in the morning any more. I will miss you!

    5. Karen says:

      Glad to hear you are starting the new adventure of retirement but we will miss you in the morning! The segments of what I learned on the internet and the Thursday real estate reviews with Bev and Marcie are our favourites.
      We were happy to see you during your Iqaluit visit!

    6. Dianne says:

      You will be missed Jeff. Thank you for all those years of fun and laughter as well as news and weather. Wishing you all the best in health and happiness upon your retirement.

      New Brunswick

    7. Marlene Mahaffy says:

      Congratulations on your retirement. We will miss your smiling face each and every morning on CTV. All the best in your retirement.

    8. Carol Williams says:

      What is your passion (besides your wife)’ will it keep you busy in retirement? For example I am a retired nurse. I play bridge, I hook rugs, I belong to the Jewels of Canada society and I am an antique car buff, (my favourite car show in PEI at Brudenell) come and visit it July first weekend.

    9. Lynda McQueen says:

      Jeff enjoy your retirement,along with your wife and family.My husband retired Nov 2024 and so far it’s been wonderful.I am the same age as you,and really enjoy our first cup of coffee in the morning,relaxing,no more rushing off to work(hubby)We will miss you on Canada AM,but wish you all the best in your retirement.

    10. Bertha bergin says:

      Congrats Jeff !!
      You are going to be missed – will always remember your genuine & upbeat personality ! My mother always started her day watching Canada AM saying I just love Jeff & now I start my day doing the same. You are going to Love the next chapter of your life!! All The Best!!

    11. Patty says:

      I retired April 29th and have enjoyed watching you each morning since! I have worked away from my home for 10.34yrs so your number of days away from your wife made me start calculating my days away from my husband!!! To many to count. The slower pace does get some getting used to but so nice. Best wishes and health and happiness on this, your next leg of life’s journey.

    12. Doreen Mallette says:

      I missed you this morning but I am glad you decided to take your retirement to be with family and friends. Good luck to you and thanks for being there all these years and being a great ambassador for the Island!

    13. Neil McClung says:

      Jeff used to read sports during my on-air shift at CKKW in Ktchener, just before doing the TV sports at CKCO. Always the professional…never once had to worry about him not being in the booth 3 floors below me when I opened the mic!!!
      All the best in your retirement, Jeff…we’ll miss ya!

    14. Gordon Booth says:

      Morning television will not be the same without Jeff Hutcheson. His warmth and sense of humour will really be missed. Good luck and have fun.

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