CBC Radio’s Matt Galloway new host of The Current

Matt Galloway

Matt Galloway, who hosted the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s popular morning radio show “Metro Morning” since 2010 following the retirement of the well-respected Andy Barrie, signed off last Friday December 6th to head the CBC current affairs show “The Current”.

Galloway was born in Newmarket, Ontario to an African-American father and a Canadian mother. He is a 1994 graduate of York University in Toronto.  He will take over as the new permanent host of The Current on January 6, 2020, succeeding Anna Maria Tremonti to become the national current affairs programme’s second permanent host. 

Galloway has also been heard nationally as a host of Canada Live and Podcast Playlist, and as an occasional guest host of The Current. From 2004 through February 2010 Galloway hosted “Here and Now”, CBC radio local afternoon program.

Before he became a CBC Radio host he wrote for Toronto alternative weekly NOW, worked as music director for campus radio station CHRY-FM, and was a freelance producer on Brave New Waves. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters.