Broadcasting legend Fiona Forbes looks forward and back

Broadcasting legend Fiona Forbes reflects on her storied career at Shaw Television. — Dennys Ilic photo –

Leo nominee reflects on career at Shaw TV as station prepares to go off air

Monday May 29, 2017


In an alternate universe – one without community television ­– Fiona Forbes is probably a lawyer.

The Vancouver broadcaster was once a student well on her way to a career in law when her father encouraged her to volunteer at a local community TV station (then Rogers, now Shaw) as a way to overcome her fear of public speaking.

That volunteer gig led to an on-air career at Shaw that’s spanned nearly two decades, the bulk of it as co-host (with Michael Eckford) of Urban Rush and The Rush, and more recently at the helm of Fiona Forbes and Where You Live. She’s conducted a staggering 30,000 interviews over the course of her award-winning broadcasting career (her favourites: John Cleese and Martin Short), and is nominated for a 2017 Leo Award for Best Host in an Information, Lifestyle or Reality Program or Series for a Burnaby-focused episode of Where You Live.

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  1. Just sayin, Fiona has always been a very attractive and sexy girl. I did not watch her show on Shaw often, but when I would stop by to check it out she came off as professional, fun and again very attractive, seductively attractive in my book. GOOD LUCK TO HER!


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