Jennifer Valentyne Fired as Live Eye Host on Breakfast Television

I read every news item this morning with great skepticism. The morning of April 1 is when news organizations like to have fun with fake stories. When Breakfast Television posted this to their Facebook feed, I thought it was in very poor taste. What's funny about someone losing their job, especially when Rogers Media let go over 200 people earlier this year?

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But then, I visited the Breakfast Television bios page. Yesterday, it included Jennifer Valentyne's biography. Today, this has been removed from the site.

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Jennifer started her career in 1987 at City as a weekend intern while attending school and performing as a cheerleader for the Toronto Argonauts. She had been on Breakfast Television since 1992. That was an impressive 24 year run.

I'm sorry this wasn't just a bad April Fool's Day joke. Here's hoping Jennifer lands on her feet.


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Ryan G/hobogauntlet.blogspot.ca

Interesting wording in BT's tweet, which suggests they offered her something else but she declined.

If so, today's media climate is not one to be choosy in. You're asked to read live obits sunday mornings at CKFU AM in Bumblefuck, NWT? Sign me up!

April 1, 2016 @ 1:30 PM

Cambo

Good on her for sticking to her guns though. However knowing Rogers it was probably in the mail room.

Maybe a possible future guest, TM?

April 1, 2016 @ 1:33 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Ryan G

I have no doubt Rogers Media offered her something else, and I have no doubt it wasn't comparable to her current job.

I believe the lawyers call that constructive dismissal.

April 1, 2016 @ 1:34 PM

ric f

after wasting all that money on hockey games to no good end it seems they need to save cash on a loosing enterprise ..now the cost cutting begins in earnest
wonder who is next....if it is not a joke

April 1, 2016 @ 1:38 PM

steve

They also fired Jody Vance of BT Vancouver and announced it in a similar way.

April 1, 2016 @ 2:03 PM

Irv

Ever notice media companies always say they're giving "viewers" (or listeners) more of what they want. Then, 18 months later, when the change proves to be a failure, they make another change saying the same thing....

This forum & others will make a big deal out of this, but overall it's inconsequential in the realm of modern media. The "masters" of media, radio, etc, have purposely lowered the quality of media so the audience has little real connection to the hosts. One by one, they terminate the highly paid staff, tolerate the few days of Facebook complaints & hire someone who they'll have full control over. Media companies HATE any personality that has a brand bigger than their own.

And I see people shouting how callous Rogers was for firing her or Gord Martineau. Do you really think Rogers cares? Rogers is one of the most hated & most SUCCESSFUL companies in Canada. Rogers knows a few hundred people will take 10 seconds of their life to go "out of the way" to post something on Facebook. And sure, maybe a few people will call in to cancel their Rogers Cable or Internet. But the minute the guy on the phone says "hey, we'll give you $5.00 off for 6 months if you stay" that consumer says "OK, sure".

If you really want to make your point known, make sure Rogers AND their advertisers are aware. Three things in life give you power; a gun, a pussy & the money in your wallet. Spend your money wisely.

April 1, 2016 @ 2:14 PM

The Voice of Reason

@Irv

Do you really feel better after that long rant? Seriously, for someone rambles at almost every situation that Mike posts, you really do not make any point.

Jennifer Valentyne was released likely due to cost cutting. She was a delightful addition to BT, but really offered no substance to the program.

I wish her well, maybe she will find a media position that is more of a serious role. I often wondered how the program could afford her fluff pieces from all corners of the globe.

April 1, 2016 @ 2:19 PM

Hans

Part of me is still hoping this is just some terrible gag for April\s fools. Do the higher ups at the station have a major disconnect with how viewers will see this by not giving her a chance to say good bye? If I was Dina, Frank or Kevin on the show I'd be very very worried for my own job right now.

BT used to be the morning show to watch in Toronto but over the last few years it' really gone downhill IMO and I think this is the final nail for me. Monday morning I'm going to give Global's show a look.

Part of me also wonders if it was announced today to try and slip the news in with the April Fools gags after the viewer outcry over how Gord Martineau was handled.

April 1, 2016 @ 2:20 PM

Irv

She had fluff pieces? Well it was breakfast television man, not The Economist TV. If you're watching BT for "serious" news brother I think your wires are crossed. It's light entertainment.

Besides her NETWORK tells her what to talk about not her. Don't blame her for her fluff. That's like blaming the weather host for the weather.

April 1, 2016 @ 2:30 PM

The Voice of Reason

@Irv

One, we are not brothers, two, she has talent that was wasted on fluff pieces.

Thank you for the in depth synopsis on BT.

April 1, 2016 @ 2:40 PM

Ryan G

Who watches Breakfast TV shows anymore? Not me. Who has the time or interest on a work morning to flip on the tv and watch a few segments of inane banter? Not me.

My phone is directly beside me when i go to bed because i listen to stuff to help take my mind of things and get to sleep. Then when i wake up, immediately i check the time, weather, traffic and major news headlines on my phone. Don't need the cloying and annoying morning tv shows for that.

I'm guessing then the main people who watch are stay at home mom's and older women who want a bit of AM entertainment when they wake up, then stay and watch cityline or oprah or whatever.

April 1, 2016 @ 2:40 PM

Joe

Yahoo, it's about time

April 1, 2016 @ 2:47 PM

Cat

They should have gotten rid of Dina and replaced her with Jenn. Jennifer, even when having fun or being silly, comes across way more intelligent. She doesn't annoying laugh at her own "jokes", thinking they are funny. Maybe Shaw can replace Liza Fromer with Jennifer. Just a thought. Good Luck Jennifer. I'm removing BT from my FB page and will definitely never watch it again.

April 1, 2016 @ 2:55 PM

ric f

again folks i will bet this is over a game
if you were bleeding money what would YOU do?
yep you would get rid of high profile expenses .. all for a GAME
funny thing is we common folk like the status quo and leave the jocks and jockettes to search for their almighty game like they did in the past and will continue to do so no amount of "fluff"will change that
even if there are things about MIKE i do not like i still read him for the good...and bad

April 1, 2016 @ 3:24 PM

Ron

@Hans go ahead and watch Global - once. I doubt you'll do it again. I wasn't a fan of BT but it's head and shoulders above Global's morning show.

April 1, 2016 @ 3:35 PM

GAry

I hope this isn't an April Fool's joke. I can't imagine that it would be. Having said that, couldn't they wait till next week to do this??

April 1, 2016 @ 3:36 PM

Rob

Wow I really do hope it's a joke.
She is more important.
And about this crap about making it better? Who are you kidding. And I don't want to hear about cut.backs. Especially from greedy owners like Rogers. Shame shame

April 1, 2016 @ 4:04 PM

Rob

It's better than them doing it last week on Easter long weekend. No one deserves the ax, but her singing and quirky things she did was annoying. Everyone deserves a second chance though. Find your purpose, spend your 'package' wisely, have a good summer and look in the Fall.

April 1, 2016 @ 4:07 PM

Steve

I only ever see BT while at the gym and it looks like a horrible show. Not surprising they would axe someone who City TV obviously don't trust or thinks highly enough of to report on real news stories and instead just do dumb fluff pieces and not find another position for her.

April 1, 2016 @ 4:12 PM

Francine Campbell

I've always enjoyed watching Jennifer travelling to different places, and showing the viewers parts of the City I have never seen before, and travelling to schools

April 1, 2016 @ 4:13 PM

Cathy

She (Jennifer Valentine ) is a big part of BT I agree with Cat. ....Dina should have been let go. Sad day for BT 😢 .

April 1, 2016 @ 4:21 PM

Robin

Now I can start to watch BT again

April 1, 2016 @ 4:35 PM

ellies

No great loss but if it was about money, then Dina should have gone or the other irritant - Winston.

April 1, 2016 @ 4:48 PM

Irv

I'm starting a petition to have Toronto Mike added to BT. He works cheap and with 4 kids and a wife prolly needs the extra cash.

April 1, 2016 @ 4:58 PM

Dave Godward

I could not believe it upon hearing the news about Jennifer. She often trucked herself halfway across the province on many occasions while most of the city slept. In doing so, Jennifer provided unique, informative and interesting perspectives about what was going on beyond Toronto's borders and always did her presentations with class.

A huge shame to Rogers Communications for ignoring the Human Relations 101 rule: you never fire someone on a Friday, let alone April 1st.

April 1, 2016 @ 5:41 PM

Maria

Sad to hear that Jennifer is not part of BT, All the best Jennifer

April 1, 2016 @ 6:31 PM

Mike

Finally! Those live eye spots are the worst part of the show! Even worse then all those cringe worth puns from Dina. Maybe if we are good they’ll get rid of her next April Fools day!

April 1, 2016 @ 6:39 PM

My opinion's better than yours

Hey "@The voice of reason" if that is your real name.......... 😄 So it's quite apparent that you were not a BT toronto viewer, because the live eyes were what many of the public tuned in for. These segments were so much more then a "fluff piece". The Live Eye was a wonderful way to explore venues, small businesses, new attractions throughout Canada, as well as the whole world, it provided fantastic exposure. Jen was that segment, to say she didn't bring "substance" is a ridiculous statement, but everyone has their own opinion. But just an FYI in respect to your questioning how the show afforded to send her all over the globe, or whatever you wrote, is a very uneducated statement. The majority of the on site locations paid very good money to have The live eye there, VERY GOOD money.

I agree with the people that called you out previously. If you are looking for serious news in the am, tune into a NEWS program, maybe steer clear of morning shows.

April 1, 2016 @ 6:45 PM

Racenut

I met Jennifer at a morning BT location shoot and have to say she was GREAT with me and my daughter. Her fluffs as you call them actually helped us see what was happening in the greatest city in the world other than business stuff. People are the asset to a successful company even lawyers. You can't use your phone all the time, someone has to update the info behind the scene.
Jennifer was that person.
You will be missed.

April 1, 2016 @ 6:53 PM

elvis

Jennifer is on my list. The laminated version. LOVE.

April 1, 2016 @ 7:38 PM

thumbs up

She made Toronto feel like a great big small town and I mean that in a good way.

April 1, 2016 @ 9:48 PM

Anonymous

I love her ! One door shut mean many more open ! Better opportunites are waiting for you Jennifer !!

April 1, 2016 @ 9:51 PM

Willis

Wow, in the entire Rogers organization not one suitable position for Jennifer...imagine that!

April 1, 2016 @ 10:23 PM

Irv

@Elvis

A list that is laminated? I'm taking that it's laminated so you can um..wipe it off?

April 1, 2016 @ 11:43 PM

Adam

Just caught wind is this now. I am VERY saddened to hear the news about Jen's send off. There is so much gloom and these days, even fear in the news. When the show cut to live eye with Jen, they brought a sense of comfort, comedic relief and information/knowledge about events in and around the city. Done with style class and true entertainment. Jen was a true staple to the show and will be deeply missed. I wish you continued great success in what has been a fabulous career!

April 2, 2016 @ 8:04 AM

Adam

Just caught wind is this now. I am VERY saddened to hear the news about Jen's send off. There is so much gloom and these days, even fear in the news. When the show cut to live eye with Jen, they brought a sense of comfort, comedic relief and information/knowledge about events in and around the city. Done with style class and true entertainment. Jen was a true staple to the show and will be deeply missed. I wish you continued great success in what has been a fabulous career!

April 2, 2016 @ 8:04 AM

Yay

She was completely obnoxious. This can only be a good thing. Between her and Dina, BT is cringe worthy at best!

April 2, 2016 @ 8:16 AM

Jody Thornton

@Adam - I could just imagine you clicking on your mouse repeatedly saying, "Damn why is this page not refreshing - (click click click click) - "c'mon load up, damn you!" - (click click click click)

:p

April 2, 2016 @ 8:34 AM

peter smith

Thanks be to god. She and that show are a terrible waste of air time. What's wrong with you people, she had no talent!! I am sorry but screaming and yelling and acting like a clown..really..that is what you consider talent???? Any moron could do that. And what's with that Winston?? He brings a lot to the show. Clicking away at a computer .. and peering at a computer screen and reading off it.... that's real talent!!! How any of these morons have a job is beyond me. Oh right, the uneducated viewers that make these people celebrities and keep them employed. Keep on following them on twitter and making them rich while you stay uneducated and unemployed.

April 2, 2016 @ 8:46 AM

The Voice of Reason

Interesting that Kevin Frankish did not mention Jennifer on his twitter feed. His silence is speaking for him.

April 2, 2016 @ 9:03 AM

Michele

I am very sad to hear the news Jen will no longer be apart of Breakfast television!!
Jennifer it will not be the same without you !!
Best of luck to you my friend

April 2, 2016 @ 9:26 AM

John Crake

Get rid of that big mouth dina.she makes me sick

April 2, 2016 @ 9:38 AM

Andrew Palidwor

Sorry to hear this. She was hard working and always had a smile.
I guess now Rogers have the money to sign Jose Bautista

April 2, 2016 @ 10:15 AM

RS

Another day, another firing in Canadian media. There's no honour or respect of tenure with a companies these days. And that's a damn shame. Guess she made too much for the shareholders to bear. :(

Best to you Jennifer. I remember watching you as a kid way back when as an intern with BT. May you land on your feet quickly.

April 2, 2016 @ 10:45 AM

Pepper

It will be interesting to see if anyone mentions Jennifer Monday morning, I agree though Dina should have been canned years ago so damned annoying!

April 2, 2016 @ 10:57 AM

Ash

Jennifer Valentine

Should be fired she's a bitch she's a fake person acts like she's a nice person when she's on TV but a bitch off TV I hope fall on ur face in this case since u called me a bitch ur a bitch

April 2, 2016 @ 11:46 AM

Shelly

Really Peter? Get your nose out of the air!

April 2, 2016 @ 12:26 PM

Rachel

This is disgusting. Kevin Frankish is a total media bully who wants ALL the airtime for himself. Not only was he behind this, he also drove Bachelor Brad Smith from BT. Hopefully Rogers will get a backbone and stand up to Frankish some day soon. Jennifer brought sunshine to the morning with her enthusiastic reports from all parts of Toronto. The people loved you. Good luck Jennifer, I think you will soon realize there will be better people to work with in the future. Be glad you are away from Rogers toxic environment and Kevin bully Frankish.

April 2, 2016 @ 12:46 PM

bobs myuncle

awesome she got fired, dumb as a sack of hammers. now maybe BT will dump that other moron dina, she would have to borrow a bag to be dumb as a sack of hammers.
good riddance, maybe now i can watch BT with out getting nauseated

April 2, 2016 @ 3:26 PM

Anonymous

I'm sorry that Valentyne got fired, even though I hardly watched. That morning crew of Steve Anthony and the women on "The Social" all need to be fired (I know, I know - different stations). The stupidness of these shows is painful to watch (and, no, I don't make myself suffer through the shows. I catch the shows for 5 minutes every now and then and just shake my head). Proof you need no talent to get on tv.

April 2, 2016 @ 5:15 PM

3 cheers!

THANK GOD! She was such a phony - all her segments were nauseating because she made it the "Jen Show" look at me, look at me, look at me. Kudos to Frankish or whoever got rid of this nitwit, now I can tune back in and watch BT in peace. Not so smug now, love it!!

April 2, 2016 @ 5:34 PM

Jen-eriffic

Whenever I would watch BT and her segment came on I would immediately feel despondent and it would almost ruin the oncoming day however there was great satisfaction when I would change the channel and get away from her. All the BT staff must be doing cartwheels in celebration. Good frickin riddance.

The dark cloud has been lifted in morning television. It's safe to tune back in people.

April 2, 2016 @ 5:41 PM

elvis

@Irv - it's a Friends reference. I only use two.

April 2, 2016 @ 6:23 PM

Geri Inglis

Jennifer Valentyne is the best on air personality on BT. Why didn't you get rid of that fatuous blowhard, Dina Pugliese? She comes across as a real dim bulb and is just plain annoying. Kevin and Jennifer would be great hosts together. Jennifer is competent and pleasant - a breath of fresh air in the morning. She knows how to conduct an interview and get out of the way, and when she has subbed in with Kevin, the show has been a delight. When I tune in and see Dina there, I either mute her or change the channel. Get rid of Dina and replace her with Jennifer.

April 2, 2016 @ 6:51 PM

Anonymous

To Jennifer So sorry to see you go. Some of you other people writing comments How rude you all are. How would some of you like to get fired? It goes to show you that no job is safe. Is yours? Think about it. If you don't like the show or the people in it then don't watch it. And further more Brad Smith has his own show now He just moved on people. And grow up

April 2, 2016 @ 7:31 PM

Jim Ashby

Jen turned into the wrong colour witch white who is blowing who here Dina is a sad story she is next to go with a dark skinned person that's what Rogers brags about they should buy a cricket team their all gona laugh at you

April 2, 2016 @ 8:20 PM

Bob

Good riddance. This whole show needs to be revamped. All a little too comfortable in their roles. Kevin Frankish is getting a little tiresome. Please go away. Liza Fromer was horrendous but Dina tops her. GO AWAY. Revamp this whole show or nobody will be wasting their time watching it.

April 2, 2016 @ 8:31 PM

Jojo

Omg....I can't believe Jennifer is gone,,,I just loved watching her early in the mornings.....it was so worth to get up and watch BT....she is such a pretty lady and a Happy person always.....she knew how to bring a smile to you face....she did so much for this show......I'm sorry to see her go....hope somebody grabs her up quick for their show or shows......Good Luck Jennifer....where ever you go I will switch over and watch you on the new show....if you decided to go there.....good bye pretty lady and good luck in the future......hugss....luv ya lots...hun....plz bring my smile back to me....for you.....

April 2, 2016 @ 9:36 PM

Rob J

A great thing about the TM comment board is to see the incredible love-hate people have for the most inconsequential TV-radio personalities.

April 2, 2016 @ 9:50 PM

Can't say

Hum, I've known Jennifer for 30 years, I WAS a very close friend of hers. There is a lot that I can say but I won't. She would give you the shirt off her back, always going that extra mile for people that were sick or in need. You can bet your bottom dollar that she hated her position for all of those years. She stayed in that position because every time she tried to put herself out there to audition for Cityline, Much Music, B.T, as an "onair" personality, the HIGHER UP'S would never take her out of that "live-eye" position. She has tried for omg 15 years. She has replaced Dina, Kevin, Tracey, but always when they were sick or on vacation. Then they would put her back on the "live-eye". Moses (back in the day) told her she was good, in a "cheerleader" sort of way. She also butted heads with many people because she was always fighting to get to the top, but it just would never happen. She has tried with her CD singing, but just didn't make it. She has tried acting, just didn't make it. She has tried hosting, just didn't make it. Shit happens, not everybody likes you and what you see on tv is a façade of what the person is really like. I will admit she has been more than "enough" in that position, but I'm sure they were all sick of it. She has always been trying to venture out of that position, but she was stuck. It's not easy out there.

April 2, 2016 @ 9:54 PM

Denise

Keep Jennifer, get rid of Dina and Kevin

April 2, 2016 @ 10:23 PM

Ken

Sad to hear this news as Jennifer brightened many of our days with her smile and optimistic outlook. Typical treatment from today's large faceless corporations. Cost cutting over loyalty to faithful longtime employees.
Wish you all the best and expect you to bounce back somewhere after the shock wears off! Just letting you know you we're the perfect host to give a personal tour of the little events and places that make Toronto the great city it is!

April 2, 2016 @ 10:36 PM

Don

Sorry Jenn has gone but now I have another reason not to watch this outdated show. it needs to be replaced. worn out

April 2, 2016 @ 10:38 PM

Faunie

Have not watched BT for many years. Used to watch "Regis and Kelly" and the "Kelly and Michael" shows; tuned them out ages ago as well. In fact rarely turn the tv on during the day unless to catch news or a Blue Jays game.
Judging by some of the comments, I am not missing much. Thanks goodness I figured that out a long time ago!


April 2, 2016 @ 11:00 PM

Anonymous

If they were going to fire anyone to save money they should have fired Tracy from Cityline. That show is terrible since Marilyn left. Tracy is a know it all, interrupts guests and us phoney. They should let Jenn take her job on Cityline.

April 2, 2016 @ 11:18 PM

Karen

Really losing Jenn, so we can hear more news about shootings, terrorism, etc and all the other ugly stuff. At least Jenn brought some pleasure to B.T. Shame on Rogers spoiling a good thing.

April 2, 2016 @ 11:41 PM

Anonymous

It seems more trash Tv is on the way, Well I'm done with BT as Jenifer was the only reason I watched it!!

April 3, 2016 @ 12:09 AM

Sharon

Should have fired Dina and Kevin. Kevin is a media bully who wants all the attention on himself etc ... Dina in my opinion brings absolutely nothing to the show and If they were really trying to save money they should have fired Tracy Moore she is the most conceited person on T V and she is so obvious.


April 3, 2016 @ 3:39 AM

Lilsnakey

I SECOND THE THREE CHEERS !!! I have to admit I got sick of Jenn and her segment a very long time ago. I had to stop watching BT because of "Jenn Jenn". Couldn't stand her nauseating "about me" attitude. Good for Rogers for finally doing the right thing ... took a lot of courage and backbone because I'm sure they knew they would be dealing with a lot of backlash from the public. But, really, if the public just stop and think for a minute before getting all up in arms, they might realize, too, that it's truly about time Jenn's segment was terminated and that possibly they, too, are tired of her. She's had a good gig for almost 25 years .... and she was lucky it went that long... trust me ... she'll be fine ... no tears please !!! GOOD RIDDANCE !

April 3, 2016 @ 8:24 AM

Rob

I stopped watching BT some time ago. It had become one Rogers show that was there only to (annoyingly) cross-promote several other Rogers properties. Rogers over-extended their expenses with not only the NHL rights, but also with all the expansion of TV and radio programming - which naturally has to find a balance. As the ratings level off, the broadcaster has to determine if it is time to rework/retire the program. This is not new, but perhaps there is less fat to trim behind the scenes before the on-air regulars get hit. Jennifer's value to the show (in hard dollars) probably didn't justify her cost and so her time had come. Most likely there was NO other role for her at the company as she either didn't have the skills or was not willing to take a cut in pay. Honestly CP24 is only slightly better as they are likely to have better on-scene reporting of hard news events (other than their strange pre-occupation with providing air time to the Ford clan). I can see their morning program having a review in the coming months as well. Broadcasting and journalism is a hard world today. I would not want to be a new graduate trying to make a career out of it.

April 3, 2016 @ 9:14 AM

Stephanie

Jennifer was THE reason I watched Breakfast Television. She is personable, fun, sweet, and real. You have lost me as a viewer.

April 3, 2016 @ 10:55 AM

Violette

I don't watch daytime television, I've got better, more important things to do...
Took a look in on these morning shows a little while back as I was bed ridden.
Turned it off within fifteen minutes- such banal rubbish-I'd rather read a book.
Seriously, I don't know why or how anyone could want this mindless drivel to start their day. *shrug*


April 3, 2016 @ 11:01 AM

Tina

They should have got rid of Dina Poolezzy. Whenever she is away her replacement is better than her AND they are there first thing in the morning with the rest of the cast. Dino shows up 2hrs after everyone else! WTH? she works 2hrs a day,and takes 2hrs to put her face on! Talentless Waste!

April 3, 2016 @ 11:47 AM

Anonymous

PLEASE give Jenn Dina's job. Jenn would be a more refreshing start to our day. I'm sure your B. T. guests as well as viewers would agree. Others would be able to get a word in edgewise.

April 3, 2016 @ 1:50 PM

Anoyomous

It is unfortunate for Jennifer and I am sorry to see her go. It was in very poor taste to do it on April 1 and also on a Friday. I don't think everyone has to stoop to Rogers level and criticize everyone else that is on the show. The other hosts on BT had nothing to do with this.

April 3, 2016 @ 2:23 PM

Rme

Violette's comment:

I don't watch daytime television, I've got better, more important things to do...
Took a look in on these morning shows a little while back as I was bed ridden.
Turned it off within fifteen minutes- such banal rubbish-I'd rather read a book.
Seriously, I don't know why or how anyone could want this mindless drivel to start their day. *shrug*

The only intelligent comment in the 75 here. Thanks Violette!

April 3, 2016 @ 3:08 PM

anon

WOW, 75 comments for Valentyne?? She must be well loved in TO.

What is the record # of comments for a story MIke?

April 3, 2016 @ 3:45 PM

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@anon

There are 794 comments on this entry about Todd Shapiro getting fired from the Dean Blundell Show: http://www.torontomike.com/2013/07/todd_shapiro_leaves_dean_blund.html

April 3, 2016 @ 3:54 PM

Wendy

I agree with some comments. Although they need to get rid of Kevin, and change the format of the show.

April 3, 2016 @ 4:20 PM

amanda

I agree with Wendy. Get rid of Kevin.

April 3, 2016 @ 4:23 PM

Eye Roll

The whole show has become stale and very boring. Time to get to the news and be more professional. They should all go! Kevin and Dina next....what the heck is Winston doing there? So silly! Tracy Moore on Cityline should of been the first to go. She is rude, always interrupts her guests with her own boring stories and is such a phony! Nothing nice about her. I've stopped watching since they took Marilyn off.

April 3, 2016 @ 5:23 PM

Sharon

Jennifer Valentyne was a wonderful part of Breakfast Television. She will be terribly missed. Here she is doing what she does so well (watch the first five minutes) I'm sure that young man was so happy to meet her! Good luck Jenn in whatever you do next! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69XBQKgtoOM

April 3, 2016 @ 5:55 PM

non-employee

gotta feel it for the employees.

April 3, 2016 @ 6:31 PM

John

Oh well, I guess I'll have to find another show to watch in the morning. Jennifer was a big part of the show that I'll miss. Hope she gets a spot on another show from TO. I'll be looking for you Jen.
Good luck Jennifer

April 3, 2016 @ 6:40 PM

Joanne

WOW !!!! Are you kidding me. Jenn needs to stay and Dina needs to move on. Jenn was the morning sunshine of the day. Now we will have cloudy days ahead.

April 3, 2016 @ 7:25 PM

Michael

I would prefer to watch 3 hours of Quincy marathons than these bunch of clowns. They have little to offer and I'm sure that the air time can be better utilized. Far too comfortable in their roles. Shake up times people. Did it at CHCH. Sometimes I think of 3 hours of Polka Dot Door would be more worthy.

April 3, 2016 @ 7:51 PM

Moses Z

BT is still on the air? Huh. Who knew?

April 3, 2016 @ 8:20 PM

Lynda

I can't believe they got rid of Jennifer! She is the smartest one on the show! Dina is dumb as a door nail and seriously who laughs at their own jokes, and her puns are awful! Kevin is old and boring and Winston, seriously, anyone can read off a computer, why is that even a job? Wishing Jennifer all the best in her future
endeavours! You will be missed!

April 3, 2016 @ 8:32 PM

Colette

They never seem to ask the viewers of these shows what they actually want, yet they claim they are changing the show because it's what we want! When clearly from the comments I ain't what the majority of us viewers want. I love seeing what Jennifer is up to each morning. What she has done over the past 24 years is nothing short of amazing and a great advertisement for our city

April 3, 2016 @ 11:32 PM

Mary

Good!!!!!

April 4, 2016 @ 6:57 AM

SY

Poor Jennifer. Her position will soon be filled by a Syrian refugee. Thanks Justin!

April 4, 2016 @ 7:07 AM

Anonymous

thank to Justin all the money goes to CBC

April 4, 2016 @ 7:17 AM

Anonymous

What a shame. Hope this is not another Erin Davis fiasco. They have let a very good person go. I agree with others. Get rid of Dina and put Jennifer in. She was a bright light in the morning.

April 4, 2016 @ 7:21 AM

Brad

This comes down to Rogers being a terrible company. They have soooo much money but they squeeze tighter to make more. I think k people should stand against this corporation and boycott whenever possible.

Screw you Rogers!

April 4, 2016 @ 7:34 AM

eots

What ever happened to seniority? If you're cutting jobs it should start with the ones that have least seniority. Very sorry this happened to Jennifer after such a long career with BT. She's still young and shouldn't have much trouble finding another job. I don't like to see anyone lose their job like this.

I think those LiveEye segments were interesting and her visit to the Bowmanville Zoo inadvertently exposed animal abuse.

April 4, 2016 @ 7:48 AM

Venessa

This is sad news myself and my kids enjoyed watching Jennifer on breakfast television what she did gave the viewers ideas of things to do as a family places to go she gave businesses plugs and costumers just by highlighting their business and bringing out viewers to wherever she was. She educated us by highlighting organizations like sick kids hospital or just to even getting your colon checked she did it all and I've learned allot of what Ontario has to offer and what we should be doing health wise just by watching Jennifer on live eye I wish her all the best and hope she does come back I feel for Dina and Kevin and all the other staff members who really didn't want to see her go either. I'm sure whatever Jennifer decides to do now she will be great at!

April 4, 2016 @ 7:51 AM

Leaderfirst

Thank Goodness! Such a dumb show! Who cares about these mindless segments that just get people peeved in the morning. And Dina..OMG.....please help us and help go back to grade 6. Her misquoates and terrible use of the English language is so embarassing. Such a nitwit! Says things that don't make sense and if you notice she stays away from any meaningful convo but instead is the pro of water cooler chat when it comes to talking about the Oscars or Junos or other meaningless nonsense. And then she uses words in the wrong context. Kevin Frankish may be a bully or maybe he has been insisting on working wth people that demonstrate some level of intellengce. Think of him..probably thinks instead of a root canal (which a lot of people go through btb), Dina should have had a lobotomy!!

April 4, 2016 @ 8:04 AM

Anonymous

Stop the bullying!!!!

April 4, 2016 @ 8:13 AM

anon

If you've got nothing nice to say then say nothing if you don't like the show don't watch it

April 4, 2016 @ 8:17 AM

In The Same Boat

Well she was one of 200 plus people that was let go at Rogers this month and last. Rogers wants to get rid of the people that have been with the company for 25 plus years and replace them cheaper people. This is all the make the spin doctor leader look good. The next move is to sell the company off (maybe a UK company) and after it is all leaned up.

April 4, 2016 @ 8:52 AM

Jim c

It's about time. She was so annoying. I turned the channel every time she came on.

April 4, 2016 @ 8:55 AM

Anonymous

Have not watched Cityline since Tracey Moore took over - arrogant to the max.

Kevin is a bully both on air at at the Firefighters Graduation services. I have had that experience x 2.

Gina is a loudmouth and unfunny and constantly butts in when people are speaking.

Will now stop watching Breakfast Television and the news at 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

Sadly, it was Jennifer who kept me there in the AM and Gord in the PM. O/w I switch channels when they were not speaking.


April 4, 2016 @ 8:56 AM

Tammy

Never really liked her much thought she was a little on the arrogant side but I don't like to see anyone lose their job. I wish her the best and hope she finds a new one fast.

April 4, 2016 @ 9:03 AM

Marcia

Sad to hear all the negative remarks. Jennifer was classy, intelligent and did her segments with style. She was a bright light and will be missed. Good luck Jennifer.

April 4, 2016 @ 9:05 AM

Krissy

Long time viewer of BT. Today I find both Dina and Kevin annoying. Dina has no street smart and likes to hear herself talk. Grow up. Kevin thinks he is hip and cool and falls short big time. Jennifer - honest fun informative caring streetsmart - knows her news A true newscaster Dina is getting worse each day. Kevin needs to retire. Not worth watching anymore. Shame. Jennifer - you are spirited and will be awarded with a new career opportunity where you will excel! Look forward to seeing you in TV again. As for Dina and Kevin - c ya! Oh and Frankie Flowers - some advice - start getting the weather right and stop looking at yourself in the camera during a discussion. You ain't that hot! See you soon Jennifer! Bye BT!

April 4, 2016 @ 9:10 AM

Leviathan

Winston making snow angels this morning. Kevin incessantly complaining about Donald Trump. Justin Bieber booed for not showing up at the Juno's.... Who cares?

Jen was a bright spot showing off events and people in the GTA. And like others have said, far more intelligent than Dina. She brought "real" people and events to light. Not the latest gossip about music, movie and TV stars.

So, what are they going to fill her segments with? More "Sports and Entertainment"? Or just make the extremely annoying "bumper music" sections longer and even more annoying?

Hope Jen uses this as a launching pad to something far better!

April 4, 2016 @ 9:14 AM

Sandra

Good riddance!

April 4, 2016 @ 9:23 AM

JJW

Sorry to hear that Jennifer is leaving. I know the team tries their best to start everyone off on a positive not for their day but, I haven't watched BT for real news in years. I usually watch it off and on during my morning as entertainment to get me started in the morning.

April 4, 2016 @ 9:39 AM

Seriously??

After all that has been happening with B T this morning, Winston goes out and makes a snow angel....really? Jennifer it was your segment that was getting stale. You would see some of the same people year after year. Enough already. Melanie is great with the news. I cannot wait till she returns. Kevin also reports well. Dina? Well like Winston, I'm not so sure what their position is. Silly on both counts. But why add Tanya Kim!!! Her laugh is horrible and loud for a morning show! Before anyone has had a coffee!! Then while she is laughing her head goes all the way down on the table! Maybe she's hit it a few times as she always sounds drunk! Frank Farragine is great! They should get him his own show. Take Tracey and the show off the air. That show is soooo stale. Same people week after week for years!

April 4, 2016 @ 9:47 AM

Terry

Love Jennifer! Was the best part of the show.... hope to see her back on the air soon, love to see advertiser's punish Roger's / BT + support her future endeavours.

April 4, 2016 @ 10:10 AM

honda rider

alot of you people are very cruel all the members make the show she will be missed but the show will go on life changes all the time you got to go with the flow nothing is forever

April 4, 2016 @ 10:28 AM

fred

...and yet Kevin Frankish is still there... I'm moving on.

April 4, 2016 @ 10:32 AM

yo

Sad to see all the hate bashing here! Jen was good at her job and maybe did not want to take a payout with another position. Gee it must be nice to be that financially stable to pick and choose in todays economic climate! Most are happy to have any job. Kevin does need to go and retire as for a 52 year old, he ats like a 72 year old fussy square head. Not exactly gaining any new younger viewers. Dina is there for visual fluff but is not very bright, and Winston was hired based on meeting their race quota (oriental) and Tracy, well lets just say, that show sucks since Marilyn left. Tracy met the race quota and sure is obnoxious and interrupts EVERY guest she has. RUDE and should be replaced. Frank is the decent one there with the most talent.

April 4, 2016 @ 10:35 AM

Peter

There have been a number of comments posted I feel are valid. I have to agree with Rob's distaste for Rogers cross-promotion of their own properties. I find it a bit insulting. Just this morning there sat Rogers' brand Mark Messier wearing the exact same jacket he wore when he promoted the upcoming hockey season several months ago. As for Jenn, yes she had a great gig. How many in this biz have ever had anything close to that? I also agree Tracy is a terrible listener on Cityline, who won't even wait for guests to finish speaking. It can't be easy for Rogers either. Broadcasting is dead, and they know it.

April 4, 2016 @ 10:57 AM

Anon

Sorry to hear the news guys. Time to move on. Not all of us share the same opinion however so be it. Maybe there will be a dramatic change to spruce things up.

April 4, 2016 @ 11:43 AM

Boomer

Winston....ughh.

April 4, 2016 @ 11:43 AM

Caryn

I am saddened by Jen being let go. Shame on you all. I will no longer watch the show. I understand cutbacks but others should have gone before Jen. Take Dina for example........brings nothing to the show and Kevin is getting too opinionated and crusty. I believe you will no longer be Canada's #1 morning show. Shame on you all

April 4, 2016 @ 11:54 AM

Are you Kidding Me?

Are you kidding me..I just woke up this morning to hear Jennifer Valentyne let go? First Bob McIntyre (the beloved weather man at CTV Barrie, forced to retire to save "another job" then passes away 3 months later unexpectedly.. now this. Jennifer was the only "real" person besides Frankie on the show. She was uplifting, entertaining and real!! The rest act like robots.. Jennifer should of been kept based on seniority. Has she not been there longer than Dini?? Dini I find is unprofessional and a snot. Does anyone remember the episode when Frankie first come onto BT and she scoffed and was very rude to him about his gardening like he did not know what he was talking about.. meanwhile his family owns a huge gardening business and he grew up with it? She then had to apologize ON AIR.. that is when they should of let her go. Also, to those who say Jennifers segments were a bunch of fluff.. that is your opinion. But I liked most of them because they were "real". And who knows if they really offered her another position.. but they should of kept her somehow.

April 4, 2016 @ 11:55 AM

kt

... sad yet not surprising.... the world is changing.... television media doesn't know how or where to catch up with these changes..... BT is basically irrelevant.... yes ROGERS... irrelevant, as the bully on air who thinks he owns the show (you know who you are).... too much narcissism.... can no longer figure out who the target demographic(s) is/are, trust me you don't appeal to the general public .... need more changes than that.......

April 4, 2016 @ 12:47 PM

BT Viewer

Shame on you Rogers!
Everything you touch seems to make $$$, but as a community we seem to loose.
Good luck Jennifer! You will be missed.

April 4, 2016 @ 12:53 PM

guesswho

who cares, she was a boring old hagg, who do you know knows more about tv ratings and profit , the actually tv company or a few old ladies on welfare watching some dumb boring show that seems like it on reruns for 25 years

April 4, 2016 @ 12:54 PM

darren

sorry to see you our not on bt anymore I have knowing you for a quite awhile before you were an argo cheerleader hope to see you soon your;e argo fan music fan and live eye fan maybe I will see you at argos game when the do the pink day for argos love ya Darren

April 4, 2016 @ 1:20 PM

Brenda

I thought this was a bad April fools joke...so sorry Jennifer is gone. I wish her the very best. It's to bad the comments weren't all good wishes...it's a shame some people have to hit below the belt. Love you Jen and all the BT Gang!

April 4, 2016 @ 2:05 PM

Rose

Sorry, I will no longer watch the show! Kevin and Dina make me sick....
Jen was so "REAL" and always smiling. She gave you energy to start the day!
I wish you all the best and God bless you, Jen!!!

April 4, 2016 @ 2:18 PM

Rose

Sorry, I will no longer watch the show! Kevin and Dina make me sick....
Jen was so "REAL" and always smiling. She gave you energy to start the day!
I wish you all the best and God bless you, Jen!!!

April 4, 2016 @ 2:18 PM

Patricia Zavor

Jennifer was the highlight of the show, they eliminate the best part of the show why, so the repeat the traffic, weather and news report One more time, I can just put the radio on instead An I will! Goodbye City TV.

April 4, 2016 @ 2:21 PM

Sandy Richmond

Jenn touched alot of people. She was on time no matter what. The rest of the show is about Kevin. Dina and Winston are a waste. Does Dina set her hours? I guess CP 24 will have more viewers. Kevinhas gone hill since his CKVR days. Frank is the only honest one. Rember he dissappeared and then came back.

April 4, 2016 @ 3:04 PM

who cares about my name

sad to see jen go. will miss her. people if you have nothing good to say about someone dont say anthing.god bless good luck jen

April 4, 2016 @ 3:15 PM

Liz

I like all of them. They have a lot of love and respect for each other and others. The haters always come out whether they are welcome or not. The haters MUST be the real bullies, the bullies that we work real hard to do something about. Wish you well Jennifer, and I know that you will. Focus on the good, like you always did.

April 4, 2016 @ 3:40 PM

ig

SHAME ON YOU ROGERS!
I have watched bt from the begining, remembering ANN ROMER AND JOHN WHALEY they
had a special bond. JENNIFER as the PRIZE QUEEN.

JENNIFER! IS AN AMAZING WOMAN. I could never figure out where she found the time to do

all the great things she did, from bt , PROMOTING bt, actually I think JENNIFER could do
the whole show with FRANKIE, who to is TOO SMART AND TALENTED FOR bt.
BACK TO JENNIFER, who was always busy with charites, helping out people/communities when
needed.
I met her twice on on her live eye, once she waited until I could bring my grandchildren to meet and take a picture with them.

Kevin, nice guy but TIRED LOOKING, DINA LOVES DINA, who hired her.
Doing the same news over and over again.
JENNIFER, YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL WOMEN, I LOOKED FORWARD TO WATCHING YOU, SOMETIMES PHONING MY GRANDCHILREN REGARDING YOUR SEGMENTS.
YOU, WERE THE SUN SHINE OF bt. IM STILL IN SHOCK!

rogers loss, their digging their own grave, filling it with BIG MISTAKES!

JENNIFER, YOU WERE MENT FOR SOMETHING BETTER, YOU WILL ACHIVE!
GOD BLESS, IG

April 4, 2016 @ 3:44 PM

ig

SHAME ON YOU ROGERS!
I have watched bt from the begining, remembering ANN ROMER AND JOHN WHALEY they
had a special bond. JENNIFER as the PRIZE QUEEN.

JENNIFER! IS AN AMAZING WOMAN. I could never figure out where she found the time to do

all the great things she did, from bt , PROMOTING bt, actually I think JENNIFER could do
the whole show with FRANKIE, who to is TOO SMART AND TALENTED FOR bt.
BACK TO JENNIFER, who was always busy with charites, helping out people/communities when
needed.
I met her twice on on her live eye, once she waited until I could bring my grandchildren to meet and take a picture with them.

Kevin, nice guy but TIRED LOOKING, DINA LOVES DINA, who hired her.
Doing the same news over and over again.
JENNIFER, YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL WOMEN, I LOOKED FORWARD TO WATCHING YOU, SOMETIMES PHONING MY GRANDCHILREN REGARDING YOUR SEGMENTS.
YOU, WERE THE SUN SHINE OF bt. IM STILL IN SHOCK!

rogers loss, their digging their own grave, filling it with BIG MISTAKES!

JENNIFER, YOU WERE MENT FOR SOMETHING BETTER, YOU WILL ACHIVE!
GOD BLESS, IG

April 4, 2016 @ 3:44 PM

Crewleader

Thanks Rogers. I'm a bigger fan now. Love your service and thanks for thinking of the shareholders.

April 4, 2016 @ 3:58 PM

Joe

Rogers need to get their act together. The Live Eye was very informative.
We saw parts of Ontario that we normally would not. The specialty privately
owned retailers in the city were great to see, especially the food merchants.
The family businesses were promoted with their homemade baking etc.
Jen was the morning sun. She participated in a lot of things that were not easy. She tried them all and did extremely well no matter how difficult.
BT is going downhill. Majority of the good hosts have left or have been let go. They need more people like Ann Rohmer and Jennifer to make the program worth watching. They both cared about the viewers and were extremely polite to them and the people they were dealing with. Without naming names, there are too many bossy people on BT who think they run the station!!! Jen will find her gold at the end of the rainbow I'm certain...
and Rogers will be sorry! Good luck Jen...you worked hard and efficient.

April 4, 2016 @ 4:34 PM

Liz

Like all of them on B.T., they have a lot of love and respect for each other and others. The HATERS always come out, whether they are welcome or not. The haters MUST be the bullies, that B. T. and others work hard to do something about. Wish you well Jennifer, and I know that you will. Focus on the good, like you always did.........:-)

April 4, 2016 @ 4:34 PM

Nick

Another Rogers cost cutting chop!!!
Brutal

April 4, 2016 @ 4:47 PM

John

***Jennifer......do not pay any attention to the negative comments shown by
others, who don't know what they are talking about. Be proud of your
accomplishments. Your personality is second to none. You showed a
caring attitude towards everyone and an extreme interest in what they
were doing or presenting. You are real...and sincerety is your biggest
asset. Rogers loss will be some other company's gain. They will be
sorry in the end. Rogers will not be giving viewers what they want, by
eliminating the Live Eye. Did they ask for viewers opinions on what they
want???? No one asked me!!! I'm sure they will find somehow to ruin the
BlueJays in years to come.

April 4, 2016 @ 4:50 PM

Doesn't matter

This didn't have to be done the way it was. The yelling had to go, but she had apparently been given the green light to do so. Bottom line is that Jenn presents as a nice person and other cuts could have been made.
Have to add that KEVIN F however, is a rude bully and WINSTON is nauseating!

April 4, 2016 @ 4:57 PM

Josh

Holy cow!! I just heard about Jen being let go! That really stinks! I think it's about time that Rogers got rid of a couple of dozen suits in the head office!!
The ones driving the Mercedes and the Cadillacs! Let them continue to own the Bluejays and they will find a way to ruin it for all of us fans.
Sorry to see you go Jennifer...you were always a breath of fresh air and full
of energy. You did a superb job and deserved a better fate. ie-----hosting
BT or CP24. You were good at that when the occasion arose.
Most of the hosts etc there now, are etremely boring and some kind of bossy it seems. Good Luck Jen!!! Hope to see you on the screen soon. Maybe on the "Voice". !!!

April 4, 2016 @ 5:02 PM

Lory

Thank goodness that I do not have to see or hear how "Jen" is so wonderful!! Look at me look at me!!!!! Her constant yelling and over exaggerating everything was too much. I turned the channel when she came on. No more!!!

April 4, 2016 @ 5:28 PM

Wayne Kyle

I can't believe another station similar to CHCH makes such a bad bad decision. When will they learn that people like Jennifer relate to all citizens within the GTA as well as the majority of the viewers.
Jennifer will be sadly missed and we the the viewers of City TV will not respect any future decisions made by the management of City. Shame on you for someone who devoted so much time and energy for her work often putting her work first before her family.

April 4, 2016 @ 5:32 PM

Hamilton

I agree, Kevin has to go and give Frankie the seat. Dina you need to go too. Jenn you were great.

April 4, 2016 @ 5:41 PM

JohnA

OMG,,,,, what took Rogers Media so long to get rid of her?? Now I can start watching BT again......

April 4, 2016 @ 5:50 PM

Viewer

Slumping fast show.need change.Get rid of Kevin and his bossy,wimpy way.Very hard to watch his manner trying to put people down.Need more like Frank,smart,easy going with everyone.Tracy Moore should be replaced,bring Marilyn back.Vie

April 4, 2016 @ 6:27 PM

Gary

Frankish is a bully and the world has revolves around him. You can see it ever day. Kevin is boring,Dina says nothing. Let Frankie take over the show before its too late

April 4, 2016 @ 6:39 PM

Anonymous

I agree Dina is so annoying and not very interesting. I liked Jennifer she has more to contribute and doesn't have an annoying laugh. Kind of wondering why would they add to the team and then ax Jenn...seriously we don't need an IT info guy

April 4, 2016 @ 6:56 PM

onlooking

Regardless of all the ""love/hate"", I think these terminations should be done with more taste, and class. Not just Rogers,all networks seem incapable of doing them graciously …Sparking off this river of muck

April 4, 2016 @ 7:34 PM

carla

I can't believe they took jennifer off the morning show, that was one of the reason I watched the show, it always gave us the family ideas of places to go and see, not only that, we learned of what is around our neighborhood. She was always so happy and full of energy. How can they have made that decision, for more news??? Jenn...our family we'll miss you and I hope you will come back!


April 4, 2016 @ 7:46 PM

Angelo

Woooow , get rid of Jenn and keep Dino?? WTH BT?? What happened to seniority? I heard Jenn was offered other positions that she turned down, I don't believe it BTW. I have to say tho, Dina is very annoying and tardy as heck, the whole crew are there at 5am, and she strollls in at 7am. What a shift! 7am-9am wooooow. Kevin, I used to be able to tolerate him, but now he talks too much, the more I hear his opinion, the less I can tolerate him, it's amazing how much you can learn about TV personalities when you allow them to voice their opinions, actually radio is doing the same thing these days, I have to hear these DJ's and VJ's talking about their opinions on everything, just report the news!! Anyway so sorry to hear about Jenn, she may have come across as fake, and she probably was for the most part, but she was professional about it, and not annoying at all.

While roger$ is at it, get rid of Dina and Kevin, one is useless, and the other is old and tired. Let's refresh the show shall we?

Also cudos to Adam, that guy does early morning TV AND a radio show! He's the Canadian Ryan Seacrest!

Seacrest out

April 4, 2016 @ 9:24 PM

Carmela

Should of got rid of Dina and offered her position to Jenn. Jennifer is soo much more classy, and she can show up for work on time. Dina has dumb remarks and her laugh sounds exactly like those fake rubber chickens when you squeeze them. She's so annoying I can hardly watch the show anymore. Kevin, too opinionated, getting old and annoying. Stick to the script Kevin.

April 4, 2016 @ 9:35 PM

Lisa

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY SOMEONE WITH 23 YEARS AT ANY JOB CAN BE DISMISSED SO EASILY...SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN A FANTASTIC ADDITION TO THE MORNING TABLE, SHAME ON YOU ROGERS...YOU SHOULD HAVE MADE IT WORK...BYE BYE B.T.....GOING TO MAKE A STAND, FOR JENNIFER ...WILL MISS KEVIN FRANK AND DINA, BUT WONDERING HOW SECURE THEY ARE THINKING THEIR JOBS ARE , CONSIDERING JEN WAS THERE LONGER THAN ALL OF THEM

April 4, 2016 @ 9:53 PM

ben

I am just tired of hearing about the cry babies over here, changes do happen and people come on here and shamelessly support someone who has been on the same job for 24 years.Jen should have been on that job for 10 years max to bring variety to the show

Some racists come on here and attack Tracey and want the other old knock kneed bored and angry looking Marilyn to come back and I saw no way, it was good that Marilyn left , she was too old and angry looking

Jennifer was always laughing, too goofy and focused too much on giggling but she was better than Kevin who i see no reason for being on TV

When a man wakes up early in the morning, he would like to see a good looking woman and a great smile to start the day.Dina provides that nice morning eye candy and Jennifer was just too prentetious to be realistic

The worst person who should have been let go is Stella Aquisto.She has ZERO talent, tries to play every sport and she is so bad it makes me change the channel.Why they allow her to mimic sports activities is beyong me.Short, inexperienced and cringe worthy is acquisto

April 4, 2016 @ 10:07 PM

Shelly

She was the only reason I watched the show. Can't stand Dina - I will find another morning show

April 4, 2016 @ 10:21 PM

gus_

This move is likely part of a bigger re-alignment Rogers is undertaking in order to capture the show's fading audience. Her segment was also (IMO) rather irrelevant, although, it appealed to a viewership segment - and she was very good at it ! - Nowadays, people want to get up and quickly tune-in to the news that matter to them and how how it'll impact their day. I think Jennifer is very resourceful and she will land on her feet again: - in a different, more relevant, more news-worthy role - elsewhere.

April 4, 2016 @ 10:30 PM

Jojo

Bullshit

April 4, 2016 @ 11:20 PM

ben

To all those TRASH Talking Dina,

Dina is one of the reasons the morning show is awesome.She is so good to look at before we start our tough day ahead

Think about it, she is Tall, thin, pretty, articulate, tanned and funny.Her legs and feet are smooth and great to look at

What more could a man need before getting out of bed

Dont even go there and trash talk Dina if you are jealous, there is a reason she was put there as eye candy

Dina, we love you

April 4, 2016 @ 11:44 PM

Anonymous

Sorry to hear they let Jennifer go. I enjoyed her spunk and getting to try all those different things. It takes a really brave person to do and try all those different things in front of all those viewers. She showed a lot of fun and different things that are available in our big city. I think they should have promoted her. I agree with lots of people. This is just pure greed so the people at the top can line there own pockets and rip off the little guys? Shame on you Rogers. I think I am going to cancel my cable now. I have seen enough of these large companies dumping the little guys so they can get there big bonuses

April 4, 2016 @ 11:55 PM

Jeta

Glad she is gone !! She was horrible on tv and not friendly in person

April 5, 2016 @ 1:16 AM

Dinora

Dina , italo Canadian ,that make real Italians look bad. She thinks she funny but she not.!
Franki flower he has so much more intellectual conversation to talk about. Kevin just needs to stop rolling he's eyes at Dina . Boring !
Is Dina next ? We need some young face!!
To wake up to!! 😄

April 5, 2016 @ 2:30 AM

Neil Clarke Warren

@ Ben
Yes Dina Plugyourears is so smart and witty,
On a recent BT
Kevin " It is 180 days"
Dina " ya,that's 3 months right"

Intelligence galore

April 5, 2016 @ 4:40 AM

Jeff

Obviously because she's white and doesn't represent the new Toronto demographic of brown, black and gay.. Sorry Jennifer you will be missed!!!

April 5, 2016 @ 6:31 AM

Wayne

Shame on CTV's decision to let Jennifer Valentyne go. Breakfast Television has won so many accolades that other morning shows tried to imitate. Jennifer was certainly responsible for much of those awards. I have watched her virtually every morning since 1984 when I discovered her preferring her with Kevin, Frankie, as well as Anne, Lisa, and Dina on Breakfast Television to those other programs. I know that I am not alone when I say she was the preferred one to look forward to when viewing the morning program.

April 5, 2016 @ 7:24 AM

Leaderfirst

Hey......didn't any of us hear Kevin Freakish say on TV yesterday that we are all to stop trashing the staff? And its still happening? OMG.....now we all have detention! Not allowed to watch feeding time at the zoo anymore! Shoulda listened. Btb....this is what happens to me when my wife turns on the show 😴💤. 😎

April 5, 2016 @ 8:11 AM

Yury

I don't believe anything they say. What happened to Brad Smith? Same thing, how he just wasn't on the air one day.
Whats with the new trend in this country about lying and sneaking and cover ups? I think Rogers is full of shot. What happened to Canada?

April 5, 2016 @ 8:29 AM

Hans

Ron - I checked out Global's offering yesterday and part of this morning and you are correct: it is awful. Nothing but glorified script readers like CP24.

Guess it's the interweb for my traffic and weather before I go out the door now.

A quick questions to a few who have posted it: How is Kevin Frankish a "bully"? I'm very curious if you have any stories and/or knowledge on the subject. I am mostly asking because in the past (during the 2010 Rogers layoff spree) I was reading over on reddit someone posting that the morning crew as a whole was largely disliked by the rest of the station and wondered if Kevin did something do gain the rep you are say he has.

And for those who dislike Winston, do not forget he ticks a few of CITYs progressive check boxes for "diversity" so I doubt he's going anywhere anytime soon.

April 5, 2016 @ 8:38 AM

Downtown

I can't believe there are 166 comments on this topic; clearly she's a pretty polarizing personality. I've met many of the City TV "personalities" over the years, and Jennifer is one of the most phony, self-serving, unintelligent of the bunch. She is nothing like the character she portrays when the lights are on, and it's tough to stomach the love and petitions I've seen online.

I'm not happy that she lost her job - nobody deserves that. But she was the roving reporter on a local breakfast program, not the anchor of a national news program. So maybe a little perspective. If Jennifer is so popular and worth whatever she was being paid, she will be quickly scooped up by another program. Meanwhile, she'll be replaced by someone who has energy and doesn't mind driving all over the place, for a fraction of the cost.

Not sure why so many are so critical of the rest of the crew - if you don't like something, why watch? I'm not a BT fan, so I get my infotainment elsewhere. Seems like a waste of time to routinely expose yourself to something you hate. Maybe consider changing the channel.

April 5, 2016 @ 9:42 AM

Rosycross

I can't stand to watch Frankish drone on incessantly about twitter and twitter polls. Watch and see how long it takes each morning for him to bring up Twitter. It's ridiculous.
I switched to Global a few years ago and it has only gotten better with the addition of Carolyn Mackenzie. With Carolyn and Liza you have something worth watching!

April 5, 2016 @ 10:16 AM

Solid move!

Obnoxious, arrogant, I'm sure two-faced, predictable, over-exaggerated (every time) - exactly why she had to go. Anyone with half a brain should not want to watch the drivel that she produced. Do us all a favour and slide into anonymity - write a blog if you have to.

I can watch BT again in peace, yay.

April 5, 2016 @ 12:09 PM

No name

Wasn't a fan of hers or her segment. And I tend to agree with some of the comments. The show has become stale and outdated and needs an overhaul.

April 5, 2016 @ 12:40 PM

Southpaw Slim

BT and CTV News are the 2 last Aryan Outposts of Toronto TV.

April 5, 2016 @ 1:33 PM

Ahem

It is abundantly clear to all why Winston is there and it's so pathetic.

April 5, 2016 @ 1:36 PM

Deport STELLA ACQUISTO

Stella aquisto is the worst reporter EVER and she should be fired immediately

She AWFULLY Fails in trying to Swim, play soccer, jump, walk, run, throw wood, or even sing YET day in and day out, they waste valuable air time on her trying to play sports with professional athletes
Stella, your body has no style or agility play any of the things you try on TV so JUST STOP for the sake of your viewers
We as a family CRINGE every time stella tries to play a game or mimic an athlete because even my small kids can do better

Is she the manager's daughter? Why do this to us CityTV?WHY?

April 5, 2016 @ 3:54 PM

Braces for Reporter

The black lady who recently joined breakfast TV and reports in the field should wear BRACES, just too obvious.Good white teeth but she needs braces b4 its too late

April 5, 2016 @ 3:56 PM

Lulu

24 years in the same job was a good run, most people are not as lucky. Everyone is expendable and she was no exception. The world will keep turning.

April 5, 2016 @ 5:58 PM

Obvious Guy

Remember Kevin Frankish started out as a camera man...then someone had the bright idea to put him in front of the camera...what a mistake. He truly believes it's his show.

If i got a dollar everytime JV mentioned her kids Geogia and Jackson, I'd be a millionaire.

Good looking folks like Dina get the perks of stolling in at 7am

April 5, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

B. Eret

I wish the breakfast television programs were peopled by angry intellectuals who were friends with brilliant artists who would 'drop by.'
They would denounce everything vacuous and there would be endless saxophone solos.
The name of the program would change to Stop The Lies.

April 5, 2016 @ 6:10 PM

John

I just realized how big Dina Poolezi head is. Is Dina a transvestite? She has such a deep voice, big feet and nose, 6.5 ft tall and annoying laugh. I would much rather look at and listen to Jennifer (as fake as she might be) every morning. The show needs more minorities, less Kevin Freakish, less Frankie Ferry genie. One more thing, do they get paid for this? What a joke.

P.S
Rogers sucks.

April 5, 2016 @ 9:15 PM

Gary

Kevin is only there half the time when on air the rest of the time he is on his personal laptop, tablet or reading text. At 7.00am in comes Dina why, what does she add too the show. if she is on the couch all she is worried about is if you can see any part of her thighs, she is always folding her skirt or dress under or pulling it down over her knees. Jennifer we will only miss you for awhile, some other station will know what real talent is .

April 6, 2016 @ 12:30 AM

Daryl

We all know it was a very stupid decision but it's not the rest of the people's fault that work on the show they don't like it either We luv you Jennifer ❤ see you soon on another station you are a hot free agent and it won't take long for someone with half a brain to get you on their show

April 6, 2016 @ 5:20 AM

Daryl

I wrote one for everybody else who works on BT (the morning show I quit watching this week)

April 6, 2016 @ 5:27 AM

DINA IS KNOCK KNEED

jUST watched Dina today barefoot and attempting some on air exercises.WHOA she is severely Knock kneed and has HUGE HUGE FEET

April 6, 2016 @ 8:31 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Ok, this stops now. If you have an opinion on the dismissal of Jennifer or Breakfast Television in general, please share it. But if you're going to pick on the talent regarding their looks, body or sexual preference, I'm going to delete the comment. It's irrelevant.

And here's some personal advice from someone who has no skin in the game. If you're unhappy with the direction of the show, feel free to turn the channel or shut the television off completely. Watching is completely optional, and only you control whether you tune in or not.

April 6, 2016 @ 8:36 AM

Ya

YAYA! I agree wit you Mike! It is unfair to pick on ones looks or body which they were born with and have no control over (especially feet) Dina is gorgeous. You must be jealous! I think it is fair however, to comment on their personality as that is something they have control over. Maybe Dina has it in her contract to start at 7 am for whatever reason. You don't know. With all the people here who pick on her I find it disgusting. She is a nice person who means well. She may not be the smartest person but neither are most of you. She never claimed to be. She is there for visuals and a few laughs, people. Lighten up! Frank is great too! Kevin does need to retire as he is crochety. No one wants to see that. Tracy needs to quit interrupting her guests as that is plain out RUDE. Winston needs to fess up about his orientation. Jen was great at what she did, as she will do fine elsewhere. I have a family member who met her a an event and agrees with many comments about her off camera and her personality. Jekyll and Hyde type.

April 6, 2016 @ 9:32 AM

Bring Jennifer Valentyne Back Sign this morning on BT

So I taped BT this morning (to fast forward all the nonsense I do not like, and to watch the stuff I do enjoy like, the traffic, the weather, the business news) and found it very interesting that as soon as someone walked outside behind their very large public windows with a sign that read "Bring Jennifer Valentyne Back" they dropped the curtains.. blaming it on Kevins dancing routine this morning. You can see him walk across the street holding the sign at approximately 6:57 a.m. then they start to drop the curtains (which are still see through at this point) so you can still see most of the sign that is quite obvious. Kudos to the guy holding the sign and for trying! I did see what you were saying! So if they do not want peoples opinions then why do they set up in front of public windows for people to make goofy faces, flash signs etc? I think alot of this discussion is also based on the fact that people in general are fed up with workers being let go after working many.. many long years.. its happening right across the board.. hospitals (with pharmacy assistants, nurses and low level management being targetted, the tech industry, CBC, etc., the list goes on and on) but yet the CEOs are still there raking in the high salaries and people are just sick of it. I honestly believe that when Jennifer Valentyne was let go it was just too much, as she was very well liked for her upbeat spirit in these dismal days of twitter nonsense. No one cares about the Kardashians people! There is alot of discrimination against older workers trying to find new jobs.. its been proven. That is my opinion.

April 6, 2016 @ 11:26 AM

Stop Telling people what to do

First of all, you people who have come on here to warn commenters should STOP telling people what to do and write.

BT has consistently talked about how people look all the time, infact they do it all the time, Frankish has been insulting Trump on how he looks like a bum, Dina talks about the dresses and height of celebrities all the time
The last comment that tells people who to like is disingenuous, some people like the kardashians, and if you dont, then speak about your self
The fact is that it is TV and TV dwells so much on how people Look, talk, and behave, it is SIGHT oriented, it is not CBC
So mike, stop telling people what to say, the fact remains that Jennifer was to goofy, pretentious, worked in one spot for almost 3 decades, was not exciting and the management, just like so many of us know, made the right decision.SHE IS NEVER COMING BACK TO BT PEOPLE, NEVER EVER, so even if you walk to the show with placards, i will walk there too to and walk you off private property with another placard showing Jennifer is Gone-woohoo

April 6, 2016 @ 11:43 AM

Since when is a street private property

Since when is the street private property?

April 6, 2016 @ 12:09 PM

Stop Telling people what to do

BT pays rent for the use of that building and if you go there with Placards, you are acting as a nuisance and interfering with my breakfast show.I also have the right to walk there and haul you off the street for interfering with my rights to see what i want, when i want and not spooking the BT presenters into ducking and closing the curtains because of some ''Bring Back Jennifer 30 years in same position aggravated '' hooligan

April 6, 2016 @ 1:14 PM

JR

HURRAH!, HURRAH!. IT'S ABOUT TIME THEY TERMINATED JENNIFER ON BREAKFAST T.V. I TURNED TO ANOTHER CHANNEL EVERYTIME THAT ARROGANT, SELF-CENTRED TWIT CAME ON. NOW I CAN WATCH THE SHOW IN ITS ENTIRETY.

April 6, 2016 @ 1:16 PM

annonomous

Why didn't they get rid of Kevin and Dina instead, I stopped watching breakfast tv because of those 2 fools.....can't stand their BS in the morning

April 6, 2016 @ 2:34 PM


charlee

If all of you hate these folks so much why are you watching in the first place? Jen should be hosting City line. Tracy Moore is more annoying than ever. She interrupted every guest on the show today. Get rid of HER.

April 6, 2016 @ 2:54 PM

Jay

Tracy Moore always looks like a man in drag.

April 6, 2016 @ 3:20 PM

karin

Please get rid of Kevin and Dina. Soooo tired of their bragging of their personal lives. Don't care to hear about your wife and kids Kevin!! Soooo tired of hearing of Dina's travels to exotic places (FIRST CLASS OF COURSE) with her hubby!! Remember what all that bragging got Kathie Lee Gifford on Regis and Kathie Lee????? Get some new faces..... please!!

April 6, 2016 @ 3:43 PM

James Edgar

Wow the Love/Hate is amazing here.

I had no idea Jennifer Valentyne would or even could be so polarizing.

I cut the cable cord a while ago and got out of the habit of having the TV on in the morning years before that so I haven't watched BT for a long time.

I didn't love her or hate her when i did so the angst is pretty surprising to me.

I mostly watched for the weather which i found to be generally more accurate than the weather network at the time.

Anyway sad to see anybody get fired as far as I'm concerned so the joy of a few of you is a little bit disturbing.

April 6, 2016 @ 4:14 PM

WHO CARES IF YOU DONT WATCH TV?

If you dont watch TV, no need to come here and tell us that you never use Cable, perhaps its because you are poor and cant afford cable? or maybe its because you are IGNORANT of the world affairs and would rather gossip in your hood?

To those posting twice or thrice, is this the first time using a computer? Learn some online manners-JUST POST ONCE-this is not Kindergarten

JENNIFER IS NEVER COMING BACK SO SUCK IT UP PEOPLE

Tracey Moore has more balls than most men here, at least she gets the best show on City and is much better than the pale faced pretenders like Stella Aquisto and that long legged Dina

April 6, 2016 @ 5:01 PM

BirdKing

You know what they say about women with big feet.....

April 6, 2016 @ 5:24 PM

BirdKing

Jennifer gave me a dirty look once - I think she's psychic.....

April 6, 2016 @ 5:44 PM

andrew

I never heard of Jennifer Valentyne until this entry. Another media loss.
With the amount of entries here so far you would have thought that Bob Cole or Don Cherry were canned.

April 6, 2016 @ 6:23 PM

Mrs. Tom Jones

First, I am sorry that Jennifer was "kicked to the curb" in such an cruel and tasteless manner.............the reason it was done on April Fool's Day is because Rogers is the Fool in this instance. I'm sure with Jennifer's talents, she will be back, with a vengeance................I used to be a loyal BT watcher, but since Liza Fromer, I stopped watching BT. Tried again once Liza was gone only to find out that the nauseating Dina was hired to replace Liza.............again, not a fan and stopped watching. Can't say I ever really enjoyed watching Kevin either, but back in the early days, there was never much to watch in the early a.m. I agree 100% (and then some) about Tracy Moore............The show is called CityLine, NOT TracyLine................stop interrupting the show's paid guests.............who cares about your life, and your opinions? And if you do in fact know all that you think you know, why bother with the guests.................heck, why bother with CityLine? Get your own show and see just how long you will last on the air.............As for all the comments regarding "ethnic" placements...........can't think of anything nice to say so I won't say anything. I could get into a lot of trouble for what I really want to say.............Hey, did anyone happen to watch the news this evening regarding the woman who was assaulted in the underground parking? Just asking......................

April 6, 2016 @ 7:35 PM

Jane

Jennifer should replace Dina.......................it's a no-brainer.................I mean, Dina is a no-brainer..............

April 6, 2016 @ 7:39 PM

YO

To Mrs. Tom Jones, yes those teen boys were BLACK, Your point being?

April 6, 2016 @ 9:49 PM

TUBE

MRS T. JONES regarding your race placement statement, many companies including Rogers hire a percentage of races to fill a quota but many of them are untalented and do not deserve the job. TRACY AND WINSTON especially.

April 6, 2016 @ 9:52 PM

Ted

I saw today's show Dina's husband Alex must have ALOT of patience. I don't know how he lives with this nauseating woman. Speaking of patience Frank Ferrygenie showed ALOT of it with Dina today, she had the dumbest questions during his lawn segment, ugh. Kevin is very patient to work with this woman all these years, thank goodness it's only 2 hrs a day right Kev?

I also noticed Dina was extra goofy, I think she's exaggerating her nonsense a little more to act like all this bad talk about her doesn't affect her.

Also people, STOP saying Dina is there for eye candy. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Shes a BOW WOW. I also enjoyed the guy carrying the bring back Jennifer sign today. LOL

April 6, 2016 @ 10:57 PM

Deport STELLA ACQUISTO

Nothing makes me more angry when i am enjoying TV then stella Mosquito ACQUISTO jumps in and FAILS MISERABLY when trying to play soccer, baseball, jump, eat or run like the athletes she covers

Stella is so clumsy and short than it is CRINGE WORTHY
Every time she does those stunts i have to switch channels and I hate standing up for the remote when i am enjoying my potato chips

Stella I know you are watching this STOP STOP STOP attempting to play sports ur too rigid
Danielle Michaud is one of the best, so small and bedroom worthy

To the OLD LADY who presents the weather-stop talking about summer everyday and how the weather should not be what it is-THE WEATHER IS WHAT IT IS, NO NEED TO WISH EVERYDAY for hot weather, PERSONALLY me and many people love the snow
Then there is the ANNOYING Weather woman

April 6, 2016 @ 11:58 PM

Mrs JONES is a racist

Mrs Jones, you are an old racist for calling Tracey Moore bogus and not talented
You then go ahead and malign her
You then tell us about a parking attack that acccording to you was done by blacks

Mrs Jones, you are a full blooded, mean, sick and kkk like Toronto racist

April 7, 2016 @ 12:02 AM

Lynda

We thought Jen was "the life of BT"....she was a breath of fresh air in the morning!
Disappointed in Rogers for not considering her sinority in this decision.
We will be switching our channel to 8 from now on.

April 7, 2016 @ 7:36 PM

Study Katsura

I stopped watching this show no content worth watching
Needs a new spin to engage people

April 7, 2016 @ 10:23 PM

Study Katsura

I stopped watching this show no content worth watching
Needs a new spin to engage people

April 7, 2016 @ 10:23 PM

Frank

Rogers is sort of like the Eatons family...making all of the wrong decisions all of the time. Rogers is too big to fail so they think. They spent Billions trying to take complete control of hockey and now they know they blew it. They are bleeding at the seams and are desperately trying to control it by making more bad decisions. I stopped watching BT about 6 months ago simple because they are too politically correct for me....I now watch Global a couple of times a week as I have more important things to do than watch tv first thing in the morning. Someone mentioned earlier that Global should replace Fromer with Jen....That is a great comment and would propel Global way up the charts. Just imagine Global in the morning with Jen, Jeff and Carolyn.....Would be AWESOME.

April 8, 2016 @ 11:22 AM

Frederick Ward

I agree with a lot of people above who are saying that it's too bad Jennifer wasn't offered to stay & replace Dina. Dina can drive you nuts with some of her comments. I'm surprised Kevin hasn't snapped yet. While you're at it, please get rid of Winston. He can drive you nuts also, especially with his voice. Sorry to be so negative. Just being honest.

April 8, 2016 @ 3:29 PM

Joyce

Jennifer Valentyne, if you are reading this, I want to let you and everyone know, is that you did a fantastic job. Those people who think they are a lot better at doing what you do is dreaming or imaging or whatever. I live in this city and you brought us possibilities and different ventures and different things we can do and helped to open our eyes to see what is new and upcoming..Sorry Rogers you think you know what we all need.. Like my services, that's why I went with competitors. Keep making mistakes OYE VAY

April 8, 2016 @ 5:35 PM

Joyce

Jennifer Valentyne, if you are reading this, I want to let you and everyone know, is that you did a fantastic job. Those people who think they are a lot better at doing what you do is dreaming or imaging or whatever. I live in this city and you brought us possibilities and different ventures and different things we can do and helped to open our eyes to see what is new and upcoming..Sorry Rogers you think you know what we all need.. Like my services, that's why I went with competitors. Keep making mistakes OYE VAY

April 8, 2016 @ 5:35 PM

Mark

Hey Ben. Your buddy Dina total bimbo, Jennifer way better looking. Jenn should replace Dina.

April 10, 2016 @ 4:20 AM

Boadicea

I remember when Jennifer first started on BT - she was a humble, happy person like a ray of sunshine whenever she was on TV, and was a delight to watch. Over the years she transformed into an entitled Diva personality with a "do not approach me, I am a celebrity" attitude. Experienced it firsthand. Pride comes before a fall....looks good on her. Good luck Jennifer, hope you can give yourself a checkup from the neckup and move on. Be nice!

April 10, 2016 @ 10:06 AM

Boadicea

I remember when Jennifer first started on BT - she was a humble, happy person like a ray of sunshine whenever she was on TV, and was a delight to watch. Over the years she transformed into an entitled Diva personality with a "do not approach me, I am a celebrity" attitude. Experienced it firsthand. Pride comes before a fall....looks good on her. Good luck Jennifer, hope you can give yourself a checkup from the neckup and move on. Be nice!

April 10, 2016 @ 10:06 AM

Bachelor in Toronto

I am new to Toronto and its freaking cold in here even in January

BT should include more women in the morning to warm the men out here.And please, let them show us some legs, chest and bum, not those frail people we have in the morning
BT should be more luscious like bring Michaud to the morning show

April 10, 2016 @ 1:05 PM

RD

It's unfortunate when anyone is let go from their job. However, Jennifer Valentyne was becoming annoying and self absorbed. I'm sure she's not suffering financially as many other individuals are in this day and age. The next one who should go is Tracy Moore. Another one who is full of herself! Time to move on!

April 13, 2016 @ 10:38 PM

Ashley

The live eye is still continuing on city tv. I remember @kevinfrankish saying they were getting rid of all the live eyes. I think Frankish has hoodwinked the top brass at Rogres and breakfast TV to get rid of Jennifer Valentyne. Time to get rid of old tv talk show host Kevin Frankish. Bring back brad smith - he was great @bt. Mornings with Dina and Brad would be so awesome.

April 14, 2016 @ 8:21 AM

ole

They are all a bunch of moronic self centred twits on bt except for Frank F. I stopped watching their crap and enjoy GLOBAL and the nice attractive cast instead>JEFF is WAYYYYY better than old fugly Frankish. Frankish is a crusty old fart who needs to be fired.

April 14, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

guest

Saw her on cp24

April 20, 2016 @ 4:23 PM

Beaver & Wally

Everybody on TV should be fired.
No exceptions.

April 20, 2016 @ 5:47 PM

Ambitious

roflmao... I sincerely hope that karma comes to bite all you nay saying pricks in the ass!!
Have a GREAT day!!!
I know I ALWAYS do...lol

April 21, 2016 @ 7:34 AM

Jen

Hi to all the negative message posters: Someone losing their job is certainly not devastating to you; but to that person at that time pretty bewildering. Small minded people love to hate and enjoy others misery - what does that really say about your character? How many of you, really think about it, if the "ax-master" were to visit your place of employment and critique your daily performance(s)....how many of you would be axed? Do you really deserve your current salary for what you do, how truly valued do your coworkers see you as? How many would be glad to see you go - probably pay or at least chip in to see you go? Remember the wonderful choices we have being able to live in Canada - watch what you want when we want; and turn the channel whenever we want. Clarification: I'm neither for Jennifer; nor against her I simply think certain people will always be haters....grow up be adult and let others live. Negative begets negative. Believe me there's a lot I don't particularly like....for that I just don't repeat it - rather than hurt my gums by complaining and keep my mind clouded. Do those comments help in some way??? How???

April 21, 2016 @ 10:02 AM

harold

Letting Jennifer go is a bad move on your part she was a breath of sun shine.
should of made her a hostess. And let the other women hostess go. I live in Timmins lost many viewers her

April 27, 2016 @ 8:44 AM

Mel

I watched BT this morning for the first time since these removals were made and what I saw was yet another instance of cutting out skilled white people to replace them with people who represent a 'diverse' team that appeases the various groups. A gay Asian dude, a black weather girl and another Asian girl now sit alongside Dina and Kevin. People no longer retain their jobs due to their talent. It's all about what ethnicity and minority group you are from. Rogers probably believes they're upstanding for doing this. I truly hope that those who lost their jobs are able to come out for the better in the long run. BT has truly lost its lustre.

April 27, 2016 @ 9:02 AM

Too many Slant eyes in Breakfast shows

I watched BT this morning and apparently the still have Live eye only this time it was being presented by the most hideous slant eyed, big chinned and large mouthed woman.If that is a replacement for Jennifer, then it is extremely a scary thing happening
So they also have the other slant eye with the laptop and the other slant eye woman sitting and giggling

Then i switched over to Global and there is this bespectacled slant eyed presenting the weather and the main focus of the show
Then I asked myself, am i Watching the BREAKFAST SHOW IN CANADA OR CHINADA?

What happened to Canada???????????????????

May 2, 2016 @ 8:29 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Too many Slant eyes in Breakfast shows

Your racism saddens me.

May 2, 2016 @ 8:42 AM

Leviathan

Wow... May 2nd... I've watched as BT slowly but surely brought back almost all the type of events that Jennifer did..... but with other staff doing them. Even Kevin has been out on a couple of them. This morning it's Pay, at the Millcroft Inn and Spa in Caledon. Doing EXACTLY the kind of stories Jen did. And if you look on the BT website, it's still called "Live Eye", exactly as it was when Jennifer did it.

Becoming more and more obvious that the "changes" were not about getting rid of Live Eye, suggesting people didn't want it.

I'm not saying anything negative here, about Pay or any of the other staff. But I'm sure ALL of them are just a little bit concerned about what happened to a 24 year veteran of the station... because it clearly shows them all that no one is secure when Rogers decides to make cuts. And seniority means nothing to them.

May 2, 2016 @ 8:59 AM

Steve

I noticed that after Jenn was let go CP24 was sending Steve Anthony out for their Live Eye equivalent.

May 2, 2016 @ 9:34 AM

Steve

I noticed that after Jenn was let go CP24 was sending Steve Anthony out for their Live Eye equivalent.

May 2, 2016 @ 9:34 AM

Steve

I noticed that after Jenn was let go CP24 was sending Steve Anthony out for their Live Eye equivalent.

May 2, 2016 @ 9:34 AM

Steve

I noticed that after Jenn was let go CP24 was sending Steve Anthony out for their Live Eye equivalent.

May 2, 2016 @ 9:35 AM

neil atkinson in barrie

WELL I USED TO ENJOY BT IN THE MORNING AND I STILL WATCH IT BUT THINGS HAVE MOVED TO SILLY AND DUMB EG KEVIN DICKING AROUND WITH HIS CELL PHONE LOOKING UP STUFF THAT HE SHOULD HAVE LOOKED UP BEFOREHAND. THEN THERE IS DINA TALL AND BEAUTIFUL BUT THERE IS 30,000 OR MORE WOMEN IN TO THAT CAN DO WHAT SHE DOES. THEN FRANK, HE DOES THE GREEN THING WHICH IS GOOD , HE DOES THE WHETHER
AND A LOT OF OTHER THINGS. THE COMPUTER KID IS GREAT BUT HOW MANY PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THE HELL HE IS TALKING ABOUT, RUSS IS GREAT ON THE TRAFIC, I MISS JEN AND HER BUBBLY SELF AND IT CERTAINLY NOT THAT THE STATION CAN'T AFORD TO KEEP HER. SHE'S BEEN THERE LONGER THAN MOST OF YOU PEOPLS AND FOR SURE THERE COULD BE A PLACE FOR HER IN A NEW SHOW, DIFFERENT SHOW. KILL AND BURY THOSE DAMN COOKING SHOWS, OVER 50 % OF CANADIANS ARE OVERWEIGHT OR OBEAS. DONT MIND MY SPELLING. I HAVE MET BOTH FRANK AND KEVIN BUT THEY WONT REMEMBER ME. HANG IN THERE JEN
THE SHOW NEEDS SOME ENERGY AND REMEMBER OPINIONS ARE LIKE BUTTS EVERYONE HAS ONE, SO HAVE FUN AND ENJOY YOUR DAY. NEIL

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS I MET FRANK WHEN I PUT SOME EAVESTRROUGH ON HIS TOWN HOUSE A LONG TIME AGO, AND I MET FRANK AT THE KEG WHEN HIS YOUNGEST WAS ABOUT A YEAR OLD. EMAIL ME BACK BT'S EMAIL PLEASE

May 5, 2016 @ 9:34 AM

Anonymous

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May 6, 2016 @ 9:13 AM

Geevee

What!? Jennifer is gone! I just noticed.The one that you need to get rid of is Kevin! He's so annoying. His dumb antics aren't funny or clever! The show needs a complete face lift! Bring in some younger (current ) hosts! Bring back Brad!

May 8, 2016 @ 10:42 PM

Anonymous

I always liked Jennifer, she always made what she was doing lots of fun and interesting. I do not watch this channel anymore.

May 9, 2016 @ 6:53 PM

Really!!

I have never watched B.T. for the news about world events. I've only ever watched it for entertainment! My husband and I will sometimes switch to BT during a commercial while watching another news channel in the morning. We can't believe people tune in to this program on a regular basis. Can anyone get these jobs? What credentials do they have to have to get hired? I can't believe that with all the educated people in our county, that Roger's could not put together a more worthwhile program. I agree with past comments, such as, Jennifer was more into selling herself than doing a job, but does appear to work harder than anyone, Winston needs to go back to school (still learning about life/immature), Dina- appears kind, but not informed about worldly events and not sure what she offers to the program, Frankie Flowers needs to pick a career and stick with it. Is his role to advertise his family's business or bring us some news/weather reports? Who does he work for, Roger's or himself? And Kevin, he is often condescending to other's on staff and his guests. Very opinionated, lacks professionalism, and wastes time talking about nothing important.
Come on, it's not rock science! If you want a laugh then tune in, but if you want serious news etc., then turn the channel!!!!

May 11, 2016 @ 11:11 AM

Dee

All I can say is that Kevin and Dina have to go as they are so boring in the morning they make me want to vomit. It is time that they get new faces and report more important issues that are going around the world like poverty and people that matter instead of stupidy. 😡

Good Ridden to Jennifer, Dina and Kevin Pls Pls.

May 14, 2016 @ 10:26 PM

Courious

I wonder if the muckety mucks at Rogers have read any of these negative comments about this show. Why don't they heave the warning and revamp this show before its too late!

May 17, 2016 @ 3:45 PM

Anonymous

I miss seeing you in the morning Jennifer. You always had a smile and your interview were informative. Others on BT are doing your job and don't come close, they are boring. Best of luck you will be missed!!

May 19, 2016 @ 8:48 AM

Morning viewer

They say Jennifer's position was eliminated. Hmm why do they still have those kinds of segments. Maybe they aren't quite as adventurous but I see Winston is heading to Canada's wonderland.

Seniority means nothing anymore. Stick by your company and you get the shaft

May 19, 2016 @ 7:40 PM

Recent Viewer

I have been watching for weeks wondering what happened to Jennifer. I am on shift work so never seen or noticed when Jennifer was off the show. I told my husband and we were both hoping she was just off for personal reasons and couldn't wait for her to be back. She is the reason I become a viewer. I think she was one of BT's reasons to watch. SHAME ON YOU! I suppose you recently hired some company to restructure and make things run/work better hahahahaha seen this and these people don't have a clue. This recent viewer is now a NON Viewer of BT. I will watch Good Morning America. TOO BAD YOU KNOW IT ALLS RUIN SOMETHING THAT WAS WORKING.

May 24, 2016 @ 7:02 AM

Recent Viewer

I have been watching for weeks wondering what happened to Jennifer. I am on shift work so never seen or noticed when Jennifer was off the show. I told my husband and we were both hoping she was just off for personal reasons and couldn't wait for her to be back. She is the reason I become a viewer. I think she was one of BT's reasons to watch. SHAME ON YOU! I suppose you recently hired some company to restructure and make things run/work better hahahahaha seen this and these people don't have a clue. This recent viewer is now a NON Viewer of BT. I will watch Good Morning America. TOO BAD YOU KNOW IT ALLS RUIN SOMETHING THAT WAS WORKING.

May 24, 2016 @ 7:02 AM

COME ON

On April 1st,2016 I woke up to here a April Fools Day joke that was not a joke. Letting go a talented young tv personality just makes me not really want to watch the show. But still I get up every morning and still watch. SHAME ON YOU ROGERS! Myself loves the show! Rogers and CityTV should feel terrible letting go a person and also eliminating her occupation. This is down right selfish. They should be sewed!!!!!!!!!!

May 28, 2016 @ 4:17 PM

Deedee

Sad day when Canada AM was canceled. Can't believe BT television is still on the air!!! Boring!!!

June 7, 2016 @ 9:01 AM

Dave

Why is everyone shocked. Rodgers doesn't care about anything except making money. I have dumped Rodgers long ago from everything in my house, phones, cell, cable. Poor service and poor products at a premium price. Your days are numbered. If the government of Ontario was not in your back pocket you would have folded your tent and moved on years ago. Oh ya this is what the viewers what, right .

June 7, 2016 @ 9:36 PM

Anonymous

TV is dying a slow death because of corporate greed and the inability to innovate. The station in Barrie has gone through several downsizings and won't even send out a crew when there is a dog and/or pony at an event or incident.

Good luck Jenn!

June 13, 2016 @ 5:21 PM

Catere

It is all about the $$$$

Don't forget...you are talking about the company that charged us $160.00 "early cancellation fee" when our FIL died !!

No amount of calling, emails or registered letters could convince Rogers that dying is a legitimate excuse to cancel cable.

June 14, 2016 @ 4:10 PM

Anonymous

Sad to know she is gone, hope she land into something much bigger love you Jennifer.💖

June 23, 2016 @ 9:16 AM

Anonymous

Breakfast Television has been on the decline for some time now. Kevin constantly interrupts everyone on the show. He thinks he's hip and cool - he's NOT!!!
Dina is so annoying! She laughs at her own jokes, so pathetic.
They are too comfortable and as a result, the show sucks!
I wouldn't be surprised if Kevin was behind Jennifer's departure from the show.

Not tuning in anymore, not a good way to start off the day.

July 6, 2016 @ 12:23 PM

tom

It must be that white people won"t work for PEANUTS!!!!!

July 12, 2016 @ 9:15 AM

Anonymous

GREAT Jen starting new gig at Global come Sept.
Hope she had a great summer pissing away Robbers "good bye money"
Looking back getting shafted by Shity TV and robbers was not such a bad thing..

By January 2017 she will be host of Global' s morning show and have a big part in E T Canada..
Sweet !!

July 18, 2016 @ 5:54 PM

J

Hay "yay"
You must still be "Hi" or so thin' but when u come down from you trip maybe you will realize just who Jen was and how important her segments were to some family's she would let family's know where and what their was to do as a family what was free was cost money you should know who n what your talking about before ridiculing them or their job and that goes for all of ya ignorant people talking shat

July 20, 2016 @ 7:43 AM

J

Hay "yay"
You must still be "Hi" or so thin' but when u come down from you trip maybe you will realize just who Jen was and how important her segments were to some family's she would let family's know where and what their was to do as a family what was free was cost money you should know who n what your talking about before ridiculing them or their job and that goes for all of ya ignorant people talking shat

July 20, 2016 @ 7:44 AM

PanIsPeterless

Well remember everyone.... Jenn has a new show coming on the Woman's Channel, Live after show The Bachelorette. One hour shows I think there is 9 in total. WTG Jenn Old door closes and a new one opens up. Yup I've watched a few of city's morning shows and I must say it's not the same without you being there. I thought it was getting a little boring but it's worse now and CP24 is totally useless. I still think you should of did what Ann Rohmer did with the disappearing act, only to return a few months later. I don't know what's going on lately with Mr. Rogers but they sure seem to be selling off or getting rid of a lot of their assets. They even sold off Shaw and Global Total shocker there.

July 25, 2016 @ 1:17 AM

Kathleen Symth

LIFE IS TO SHORT. Get evey part of Rogers out of your life. You do not have to put up with that agravation. You could be dead tomorrow. Ejoy and live each day the way you want to live it. That is what I am doing. LIFE IS GOOD. ROGERS SUCKS. BYE BYE TO ALL OF IT. HELLO TO THE GOOD LIFE.

July 27, 2016 @ 1:43 AM

Crash

I really liked Jenn's piece in the mornings. She visited some amazing places and brought attention to fund raising and/or special events around the city. Jenn was a great personality, needed on the show. Now all you get is 3 news stories that are beaten to death for 3 hours.
This is entirely Rogers wisdom. BT was a great morning show, Just like Hockey Night in Canada was. Rogers does a great job ruining everything they touch. I hear more horror stories from a few friends that still work there, than any other group or company.
I hope you all have a future planned beyond this future disaster.

August 9, 2016 @ 7:38 AM

CMC

Time to get rid of the light weight Kevin Frankish.He is terrible and so is Dina.While I'm at it the very worst is Tracey the interruptor and know it all from Ciyyline.Can't watch anymore.

August 10, 2016 @ 5:14 PM

snowhite

Rogers should re-think BT - and the cancel the whole morning show all-together. It's just plain hideous. I like my news, weather and sure traffic. I skip over the channel because I hate to watch it while they fawn over each other and compliment how wonderful they look, Dina, Kevin, Winston, Frankie, oh please how dreadful. BTW Frankie's suits, check out how long the arm sleeves are, too funny to watch that. They were suits, why? it's not an all-news channel. Kevin is long over due to visit the exit door and might as well have the others tag along.

August 12, 2016 @ 1:33 PM

Peter Turner

I agree with Snowhite...I skip the show when the "too full of themselves" start talking about themselves or stupid topics which I have no interest in...

August 14, 2016 @ 8:22 PM

Barry

I think if you can name all the personalities on a morning show but are saying Rogers should cancel it, perhaps you're one of the reasons it's not cancelled.

August 15, 2016 @ 10:01 AM

Past BT VIEWER

I was googling Jenns spot on The Morning Show today b/c I sadly missed it but thankfully caught a snip it on video and it was so great to see her back in action!!!! Then I came across this blog. Unbelievable. I suppose one might title the BT live eye as "fluff" but as a Toronto resident I valued the segments and b/c of these shows I would visit many of the retailers who were showed. I'm surprised there aren't more complaints from small - medium sized businesses that Jenn was able to provide spotlights on. I have not watched BT since she left (though I miss Kevin!).

September 2, 2016 @ 12:00 AM

Brandon

Jenn doing a lot of promotion lately for her new gig as host of "Bachelorette Aftershow". Last week, "24 Hrs." did a "house spotlight" page on her 'digs with photos. She recently appeared with ex-CTV's Christine Bentley on Bentley's "What She Said" radio show, and today, there's a Toronto Sun piece. Fans of Jenn will be happy to see her 'round and having landed this new role.

September 11, 2016 @ 8:36 PM

chuck

I didn't notice jen was gone from city-tv til I saw her on another channel
sept 14

September 15, 2016 @ 6:07 AM

Stephanie Barbosa

I thought jenn valentyne was boreing on bt and tryed to hard to make the segmint about her with the singing and stuff. She was so bad as host for the bachelorete cananda aftershow!! Uggh...I cringged...she was trying way to hard to be bubbley and happy...over kill ok enough. Why not get a portuguese lady they have way more talint and way more smarter and pretty. We need a portuguese!

September 16, 2016 @ 7:05 AM


Darlene Aitken

They got rid of Jennifer because she was too popular. Should have kept her and got rid of the other pathetic ones, flying high or ranting like a maniac Kevin Frankish, Dizzy Dina Pugliese, who only thinks she's funny, and Freaky Franky Faragine. Jennifer could very well host her own show and be very successful with it. The whole show is old and tired and it's time to change or go.

September 29, 2016 @ 9:13 AM

Ken U. Barrett

Jen got the gas pipe cause she simply was there too long and made too much $$$.
Just like Gord & Annie 20 plus years and makin' to many pesos.
Kevin is next 25 + years..he has a bulls-eye right on his ass.
Dizzy Dina will be there for years..YES she is turrable but she works cheap and is a woman.
Sadly,welcome to Media/2016 .

September 29, 2016 @ 12:48 PM

Kalen Ragan

Just tuned back in..."Where's Jen" pretty much the only reason I watched.
Hence the word ...watched

October 4, 2016 @ 7:03 AM

Aleksandra

BT is not the same with out Jennifer ,feel stale it is missing something ....Jennifer...bring her back!

October 14, 2016 @ 9:10 AM

Susan Good

Wow .. She made the show. poor call. If Rogers need to cut back that was certainly not the person who should of went.
She was very caring and made the show fun. I have stopped watching it now. I am sure i AM NOT THE ONLY ONE . This was in my opion handled in poor taste. :

October 17, 2016 @ 2:03 PM

Lisa Kelly

I JUST realized Jennifer is no longer on Cityline. Why? Because I stopped watching months ago. Why?

- the antics of the morning team are annoying. I don't need this much silliness in the morning
I briefly caught "the big race" between Winston and the black girl one day. Epically stupid. My husband caught Winston in an extremely tight onesie one morning. Just embarrassing to watch and we switched the channel. Kevin goading Frank who was live on site at a school to prank some kids on their way in to class. Frank tried to ignore him. I think Frank gets tired of this silliness too.
-Kevin is definitely a bully and I hate watching him. Please stop telling people to call in sick to work, that's irresponsible for an on air media person. Kevin gives the impression that he is very comfortable in his position and has a lot of influence, "big man on campus". It comes across as preachy and entitled on TV. It's nauseating. Not that interested in his opinion.
- Dina is eye candy full stop. Great at interviews. If I watch, I may watch for her and I'm a straight woman btw.
-Ms. Valentyn is NOT as nice in person as she she seems on TV, she is amazing when cameras are rolling but celebrity unapproachable when they are not. I have experienced this twice so I stopped watching. Or maybe it depends on her mood that morning. Regardless I liked the CONCEPT of the live eye segments and was interested to see where they would end up every morning. Great job for Jennifer though. I'm sorry to see her lose it. Does her hubby still work there? That's awkward.

Only my opinion but will Rogers care? Not likely. Rogers is a tyrant.


October 21, 2016 @ 7:14 AM

Lisa Kelly

Sorry I meant Breakfast Television in the last post NOT Cityline. See, I even forgot the name of the show!!

October 21, 2016 @ 7:18 AM

LA

Ok so i just realized (dec.2016) that she wasn't on BT! I switched from BT to The Morning Show on Global long ago cause i wanted intellgent and informative morning banter for my 15min of "me" time. Jenn was very annoying but then again most personalities on BT are. I had the "pleasure" of meeting Jenn in person and she was NOT as she is on air... not sweet or caring or even nice... she was extremely rude! And it was a charity event to boot... getting fired sucks (been there) but i am sure she got a good package and now she can find an opportunity that will feed her ego. Best of luck! Btw The Morning Show has far better content and personalities to fill your few free mins in the AM... peace!

December 21, 2016 @ 6:32 AM

MLB

I am now done with BT! First take Jennifer Valentyne away. Next subject everyone to the ridiculous Frankish rants that sound completely more liberal everyday. Have you forgot there are Conservatives among us? To many personal opinions for me. Is this also the opinions of the Roger's network?

February 1, 2017 @ 11:49 PM

Dichotomy

Frankish is a raging egomaniac. He speaks over people and never listens, he's a know-it-all and preaches his opinions, he's controlling over the other hosts and camera people.

I'm shocked more people don't notice it or perhaps, the other morning shows are so terrible that they tolerate it

February 2, 2017 @ 10:44 AM

Maciek

Inside job,but who do that to Jennifer?
According to CNN (Clinton News Network) Russia and President Putin.Off course

February 13, 2017 @ 9:33 PM

Jody Thornton

And apparently Tuesday's announcement on Q107 was that Jennifer will bew joing the morning show. I think it's March 17, but I could be wrong

February 14, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Jody Thornton

"will bew joing the morning show. "

er, make that ...
"will be joining the morning show" ... lol

February 14, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

That's right, Jennifer Valentyne is John Derringer's new co-host on Q107.

February 14, 2017 @ 10:14 AM

Anonymous

Now Jenn on a Toronto radio morning show.
She will have to learn to be 1 cm away from the mike and laugh hysterically at the end of the hosts every sentence.No matter what he says or the subject.

February 14, 2017 @ 11:44 AM

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