Personnalité média engagée de l’année (radio/télé)
Catherine Verdond-Diamond is a MC, Public Speaker, host of CBC's Our Montreal and current weather reporter for CBC Montreal News at 6 and 11, and host of Right Now with CVD, Catherine Verdon-Diamond.
Catherine's big break in television came in 2012 when she was discovered at CBC working as an Executive Assistant to the managing director. Catherine’s star quickly shined as she took over weather duties for the 11 o’clock newscast and was stand-in for CBC News at 5, 5:30, 6:00 pm & CBC News Weekends.
This made Catherine the perfect choice for weather & traffic host when Citytv opened its doors in 2013 with Breakfast Television Montreal. For 6 years, this talented and energetic woman packed in daily traffic and weather reports from 6 am to 9 am. She also produced and hosted her own “Mom Talk” segment on a weekly basis and would often head out on the road to cover community events.
When Breakfast Television ended their run in 2019, Catherine started her own production company - CVD Productions Inc. She launched her new show, Right Now with CVD (a web series) soon after. The cutting edge show tackles current, social and cultural issues while giving a platform to the voiceless.
When Breakfast Television Montreal came to an end, CBC made sure to bring back Catherine their network. Last year Catherine became interim host of CBC's Our Montreal. The show offers perspectives from all corners of our city and brings you stories from real Montrealers. Catherine has made it a point to bring forth interviews from people with diverse backgrounds with focus on Black wealth and Black excellence.
On top of being a TV host, Catherine hosts numerous galas and charity events, from the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation to the Israel Day Rally, to panels for the Toronto International Black Film Festival, making her a sought-after host here in the Montreal community.