Alex Pierson has joined Global News Radio to host a nightly live talk

Alex Pierson

Alex Pierson has joined Global News Radio to host a nightly live talk show, ON Point with Alex Pierson.

The program can be heard weeknights from 7 – 10 p.m. on Global News Radio 640 Toronto and Global News Radio 980 CFPL in London and 8 – 10 p.m. on Global News Radio 900 CHML in Hamilton. The Employment Hour, featuring Lior Samfiru, will continue to air during the 7:00 hour on Mondays and Wednesdays as part of ON Point with Alex Pierson.

. She has worked at multiple talk radio stations and has reported and anchored for a number of high profile news organizations including Global News, City TV/CP24, CHCH TV and the New VR.

During her time at Global, Alex won two national RTNDA awards for her investigative series on the dangers of Ontario’s trucking industry.

Alex’s role on Global News Radio is effective immediately.




  1. Has Corus Radio Network been rebranded to Global? If so, then one presumes Ms Pierson will follow Charles Adler on CKNW until 1a.m. Then what.? Infomercials? Or, back to the future, and—as in days of yore—air highlights from the previous day’s NW shows?

  2. Hello Rocker Rich. As I am not in the business and just enjoy listening to talk radio perhaps you can help. Your scenario takes NW programming up until 1 am. Does the station make enough in ad revenue to run highlites for the next 5 hours? Do infomercial actually attract any listeners? Why doesnt corus just play the national anthem and sign off at 1 am and sign back on when McComb shows up and turns the lights on around 6am?

  3. Hello Miss Pierson,

    Listening to you tonight on the subject at hand….that being, high CEO incomes. This discussion in of its logic is an age old one. Often debated, seldom circumvented toward some properly divisive righteousness. But, on the other hand, why should it? After all, we are of the nations of wealth….firstly that at being blessed as a society of free enterprise with the only ceiling being that of the lack of opportunity, which really doesn’t exist. During all my 71 years on this planet I have long been a true believer to the essence of…….’If man cannot exceed the reach of his/her grasp, then what’s a heaven for?’ And, everyone of us can reach an undisturbed level of prosperity solely by our own doing. There is an ongoing and proven off-shoot of the acquiring of individual income in our society, and it should be admirable. Let’s faced it. An honest perusal of the high society earner-ship shows high benefit for us all. Just watch the world’s fluent stock exchanges. Much of which entities of significance is borne by wealth whether it be of corop or individual investment……….and, you have to know that our very own TSE continues to be the pulmonary artery of our national economy. How wonderful. No one has to perennially suffer in demise within our free society. I feel sorrowfully for the high intellect that lives and is restricted in the ability to excel under a totalitarian regime to which they are under command to build bombs and formulate poisons aimed at exterminating people. We ought not fall victim to biting the hand that feeds us. ~~F r a n k G. Ancaster, ON

    Have a further read of this below:

    Tax Cuts – A Simple Lesson in Economics

    This is how the cookie crumbles. ………….
    Let’s put tax cuts in terms everyone can understand. Suppose that every day, ten men go out for dinner. The bill for all ten comes to $100.00. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
    The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth would pay $1.00. The sixth would pay $3.00. The seventh $7.00. The eighth $12.00. The ninth $18.00. The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.00.
    So, that’s what they decided to do.
    The ten men ate dinner in the restaurant every day, and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve.
    “Since you are all such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily meal by $20.00.”
    So, now dinner for the ten only cost $80.00. The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So, the first four men were unaffected. They would still eat for free. But what about the other six, the paying customers? How could they divvy up the $20.00 windfall so that everyone would get his “fair share”?
    The six men realized that $20.00 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being “PAID” to eat their meal.
    So, the restaurant owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay. And so: The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings). The sixth now paid $2.00 instead of $3.00 (33% savings). The seventh now paid $5.00 instead of $7.00(28% savings). The eight now paid $9.00 instead of $12.00 (25% savings). The ninth now paid $14.00 instead of $18.00 (22% savings). The tenth now paid $49.00 instead of $59.00 (16% savings).
    Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to eat for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings. “I only got a dollar out of the $20.00,” declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man “but he got $10.00!”
    “Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a dollar, too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more than me!”
    “That’s true!” shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get $10.00 back when I got only $2.00?? The wealthy get all the breaks!!”
    “Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison. “We didn’t get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!!”
    The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for dinner, so the nine sat down and ate without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
    And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works.
    The people who pay the highest taxes are perceived to get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up at the table anymore.
    There are lots of good restaurants in Europe and the Caribbean.


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