ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGIE SETH, WEEKEND NEWS ANCHOR OF GLOBAL NEWS AT 6, TO HOST 6th ANNUAL FIGHT TO END CANCER GALA!
Article By: Erica McMaster
The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) team is thrilled to announce Angie Seth, the Weekend anchor of Global News at 6 and 11, as this year’s Master of Ceremonies. Angie will host the 2017 FTEC Gala, in support of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.
Angie wrote a news story about the FTEC 2015 event and clearly needed to come back for more! She is very generously donating her time for the duration of the evening as the event’s first ever female host. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on board and can’t wait to see her on the red carpet, on Saturday, May 27th, at Toronto’s historic Old Mill.
As we do for any new addition, we asked Angie what fighting cancer means to her, and why she chose to be involved in this years highly anticipated event. Here’s what she had to say:
“Fight to End Cancer is an incredible initiative I am honoured to be a part of. It’s mandate and those involved are not only raw and honest, but are truly an inspiration to what it means to battle cancer or to be along side someone who has. These survivors are our Heroes and it’s important to celebrate their victory, but to also create the opportunity for more victories down the road!
Sadly we have all been touched by cancer, but through groups like Fight To End Cancer, we can work towards prevention and a cure. I know what cancer does to a person and a family – I have experienced that loss first hand from losing colleagues, friends, and family. I think of them every day and feel torn by the loss. I also know I too can be a victim, but refuse to let it happen without a battle. Cancer is a brutal killer that destroys everything around it and leaves the rest of us in fear. But rather than being scared, let’s fight together….We will win together!”
Angie Seth Biography | Weekend Anchor, Global News at 6 and 11.
Angie began her broadcasting career in 1999 as a reporter for OMNI television, upon graduating from the University of Toronto, with a bachelor’s degree in political science, English, and philosophy. She worked in various positions in the newsroom while with OMNI, ultimately landing a position as lead anchor of South Asian News in 2006.
Angie took a break from television in 2013 to join CBC Radio as a freelance news anchor. She joined Global news in 2014 as a reporter. A short year and a half later she took on the role as Weekend Anchor for Global News at 6 and 11pm, in 8 markets across the country.
Angie is a strong advocate for women’s and children’s rights, as well the fight against domestic violence. She worked on a two year project with the South Asian Women’s Centre titled; There is No Honor in Violence Against Women and Girls.
Angie has won several awards, including the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, for her work as a journalist and contributions in the community.
She is a long distance runner and has participated in five marathons, including the Boston marathon in 1999. Angie lives with her husband and three children.