|Starring||Gurdeep Ahluwalia, Pooja Handa, Mika Midolo, George Lagogianes, Cam Woolley, Bill Coulter (weekdays)/Nneka Elliott, Jamie Gutfreund, Arda Zakarian (weekends)|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Original release||March 26, 2009|
|Preceded by||Breakfast Television|
|Related shows||Live at 5, Live at 5:30|
CP24 Breakfast is a Canadian morning television news show that airs on CP24 (Toronto's 24-hour local television news service) weekdays from 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
The weekday edition is currently hosted by Pooja Handa and George Lagogianes, with news anchor Gurdeep Ahluwalia, Mika Midolo as the transit and occasional weather specialist, and Bill Coulter as the meteorologist.
The Weekend edition is hosted by Kelly Linehan, Brandon Gonez, and Kayla Williams
There is also an early weekday edition of CP24 Breakfast titled Before Breakfast that airs from 5:00 - 5:30 a.m.
CP24 Breakfast first aired on March 26, 2009, displacing the simulcast of Citytv Toronto's Breakfast Television, which is now owned by Rogers Media and had been airing on CP24 since its inception in 1998. On the same day of the launch, CTVglobemedia (now Bell Media) relaunched its Toronto-based oldies music radio station, 1050 CHUM, as a news/talk radio station CP24 Radio 1050 which the station operated primarily as a simulcast of CP24's television counterpart, which was later reverted to an all-sports radio format as TSN Radio 1050 as of April 2011. Prior to the launch of CP24 Breakfast, from February 2009, until March 25, 2009, CP24 had its own news inserts during commercial breaks on BT known as More On CP24 in which CP24 anchors would do extended morning news updates. Unofficially Citytv hosts had constantly referred to Breakfast Television being "only on Citytv, Cable 7" several months before CP24 launched its own new morning show.
The program debuted with Ann Rohmer as news anchor with Melissa Grelo and Matte Babel as co-hosts, live reporter Cam Wooley, weather specialist Nalini Sharma with Bob Summers, Steve Anthony and Mika Middolo as part of the traffic team. Babel switched to the "Live Eye" six months later before leaving in 2010, Anthony took his place as cohost. Rohmer exited the show in June 2010 and was later replaced by Lindsey Deluce. Sharma went on maternity leave in early 2012 and switched to the "Live Eye" upon returning a year later before leaving the show altogether in 2014. Bill Coulter joined the weather team in her place. Deluce took a maternity leave in mid-2012 and was temporarily replaced by Farah Nasser who herself went on mat leave, six months later. George Lagogianes filled her spot throughout her second mat leave beginning in the fall of 2014. Lindsey Deluce returned to CP24 in late 2016, however, not too long after, she left to join CTV's sister station new breakfast show "Your Morning". Nowadays, the weekday breakfast show is hosted by Gurdeep Ahulwaila.
On March 19, 2011, CP24 extended its morning show with the launch of CP24 Breakfast Weekend Edition becoming the first station in Toronto to serve a morning show seven days a week. The program was initially hosted by Gurdeep Ahulwalia (later replaced by Nneka Elliott) and Pooja Handa (later replaced by Travis Dhanraj)
On March 19, 2018 CP24 Breakfast celebrated their 10th anniversary and many former hosts returned.
In September 2019 Jamie Gutfreund announced he was moving to another position on CP24 and was leaving the CP24 Breakfast Weekend show, as well as the live eye host for the weekday show. He was replaced with Brandon Gonez from Your Morning.
The CP24 studio is on the second floor of 299 Queen Street West. Large north-facing windows look out towards Queen Street. The set and newsroom is home to CP24 Breakfast and most of the other CP24-produced programming.
The show was criticized a lot on the hosts' banter level and a less serious format than CP24's rest-of-the-day journalistic output.
- Hosts: Nneka Elliott, Jamie Gutfreund
- Weather: Jamie Gutfreund, Jill Colton
- CP24 BREAKFAST Served Fresh Seven Days A Week Archived 2011-03-17 at the Wayback Machine CTVglobemedia press release, published March 14, 2011.
- Daily dose of CP24 Breakfast starts this weekend www.cp24.com, published March 17, 2011,
- CP24 Breakfast show page which includes Before Breakfast
- CP24 BREAKFAST Begins Broadcasting at 5 a.m. as Toronto’s First Morning News Show Bell Media press release, retrieved August 23, 2011.