Francis has been a recognizable face at City for more than a decade. He began as the Weekend Anchor in 2002 and is now in the dual role of Citynews Anchor and Senior Manager - Editorial. His live coverage during Toronto's G20 Summit was recognized with a Gemini Award for best breaking reportage in 2011.
He has reported on countless federal, provincial and municipal elections from live locations across the country, provided national coverage of the Calgary floods, was there for the election of Pope Francis in Rome and in London during "the great Kate wait" - the birth of the Royal baby.
Growing up in city of Mississauga, Francis is a graduate of Ryerson University's Radio and Television Arts program. Prior to joining City, Francis was an anchor with CTV in Northern Ontario and hosted Plugged In! on Rogers Television. Francis is involved with many charities including Peel Children's Aid where he sponsors an annual educational bursary for a child in care. He emcees a number of charitable galas and community events throughout the year. Francis loves to travel and is always up for a new adventure. But the biggest adventure of all is fatherhood. Francis and his wife Mi Seong have three young boys - including twins! Little known fact: Francis took flying lessons when he was a teen.
Marivel Taruc is the host of Our Toronto. She's already a familiar face in the newsroom as a reporter with CBC News Toronto at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm. Previously, she was the business anchor for CBC News: Morning. In her years as a financial and economics reporter, Taruc covered such stories as the economic aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, the unprecedented collapse and bailout of GM and Chrysler and the 2008 global economic meltdown. She has interviewed top newsmakers of the day, including business leaders and federal cabinet ministers.
Taruc began her career as a news reporter in her hometown of Winnipeg. While working at CBC Manitoba, she covered major events, including 1997's "Flood of the Century" and various federal, provincial and municipal elections.
Taruc graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.