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The Early Years of J D Roberts

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J.D. Roberts of MuchMusic or John Roberts of CNN Is the same person:
is a television journalist for CNN, where he is a co-anchor of CNN's morning program American Morning.
Roberts first started working in radio at the local college station CFRE-FM, in Mississauga, Ontario. He briefly worked on-air on radio station CJBK in London, Ontario in 1977, moving back to Toronto to top-40 powerhouse CHUM that year, where he was heard as weekday evening DJ. In 1979, he branched out from his music personality work to function as an entertainment reporter and co-host with Jeanne Beker of the music newsmagazine The NewMusic until 1985. Roberts also worked briefly with CFOS in Owen Sound, Ontario in the 1980s. He was a video jockey with CITY-TV owned MuchMusic, a music video channel on which he and Christopher Ward appeared as the first on-air personalities when the network launched in 1984. At MuchMusic he also hosted a one hour Heavy Metal video show called "The Power Hour." He also served as an entertainment reporter and anchor on CITY-TV's CityPulse, and became anchor of CityPulse Tonight in 1987 when Anne Mroczkowski moved from anchoring that newscast to join Gord Martineau on the 6 pm edition The rest is history.

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