Friday, January 14, 2011

All in the Family. CTV's THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW Reveals Team of Experts and Regular Contributor

  • Cabral Richards joins the team as a special correspondent
  • Open casting call contributors announced
  • View the complete team lineup at

Toronto, ON (December 16, 2010) - The final countdown to THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is on, and at a media event in Toronto today CTV announced the team of experts and regular contributors who are set to stand alongside Canada's queen of daytime, Marilyn Denis. Favourite funny man and former sports broadcaster Cabral Richards leads the pack, hitting the streets to talk to the public as the show's special correspondent. Viewers across Canada can catch the 12 new additions to the show's family, whose expertise ranges from technology to health and from fashion to finance, when THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW premieres Monday, January 10, 2011 at 10 a.m. ET on CTV. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW airs daily at 10 a.m. ET and 2 p.m. ET on CTV, and on /A\ at 5 p.m. ET (check local listings).

Cabral Richards makes the move to daytime as a special correspondent for THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW. Cabral (Cabbie) has been working in television since 2001 and is best-known for CABBIE ON THE STREET and CABBIE UNLIMITED on The Score Television Network. Cabral hits the pavement on Marilyn's behalf to bring the show high quality, interviews, news and even sports while adding little testosterone to the mix, providing viewers with an always entertaining male insight.

"Part of building a team is about finding engaging personalities that our audience will want to invite into their homes every day," said Nan Row, Executive Producer. "With their exceptional talents, I'm thrilled to welcome all the experts and contributors we've chosen and can't wait until our January launch to introduce them to viewers."

Joining the team of experts on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW are Dr. Kymm Feldman (health), Afiya Francisco (fashion), Michelle Mawby (interior design), Nich Montgomery (technology), Lesley Scorgie (finance), and Meghan Telpner (food and nutrition).

In addition to THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW's team of experts, four regular contributors were chosen from a highly successful open casting call this Fall. From more than 3,500 auditions online and in person, only a handful of candidates snagged the coveted career-making spots. They are fitness fanatic Brent Bishop, caterer La-toya Fagon, family therapist Ashley Howe, beauty specialist Bahar Niramwalla, and landscaper Owen Reeves.

Meet Marilyn's Team of Experts:
Dr. Kymm Feldman (Toronto, ON): Family physician Kymm splits her time between dispensing her medical opinion to patients at Toronto's Women's College Hospital and educating the next generation of health practitioners as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. In January she'll add THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW's viewers to her list of patients.

Afiya Francisco (Toronto, ON): A life-long lover of fashion, Afiya's blog got her named one of Canada's Most Stylish Bloggettes by Fashion magazine. She'll pull from her years of experience as a Stylist, Market Editor and Trend Expert for several Canadian publications to help viewers dress their best.

Michelle Mawby (Richmond, BC): Interior designer Michelle is the founder and principal designer of Toronto-based Lucid Interior Design Inc. Her work with the multi-disciplinary firm has made her one of Toronto's top designers. Michelle offers viewers insight on how to make their spaces more spectacular.

Nicholas Montgomery (Toronto, ON): There are times when it helps to have new technology explained in the language of a 15-year-old. Introducing Nicholas, a 15-year-old tech blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur and all-around phenom. The Toronto-based teen created a user-driven website profiling design-related work that exploded to 35,000 unique visitors in its second month - all at age 13. Nich is ready to give Marilyn's fans the skinny on all that's hot in tech.

Lesley Scorgie (Calgary, AB): Demystifying money matters, Lesley helps viewers keep their finances in check - at any age. Lesley's financial literacy landed her on OPRAH at the age of 17 and allowed her to transform her teenage goal of being rich by age 30 into a website, best-selling book (Rich By Thirty: A Young Adult's Guide to Financial Success) and a life-long career.

Meghan Telpner (Winnipeg, MB): Meghan gets viewers on the fast track to healthier eating. This nutritionist's passion for healthy cooking has made her a media go-to and the official nutrition blogger for The National Post.

Meet Marilyn's Regular Contributors:
Brent Bishop (Prince Albert, SK): This fitness fanatic is set to inspire THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW audience with the exercise and wellness tips that have made his career such a success. As the owner of Toronto-based Think Fitness Studios, Bishop is ready to help fans unleash their inner athlete.
La-toya Fagon (Scarborough, ON): At the age of nine, La-toya took to the family kitchen and it was only a matter of time before cooking became a career. The owner of Twist Catering, La-toya's tasty tips and delightful demeanour landed her a spot on the show and in command of THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW kitchen.

Ashley Howe (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON): Family therapist Ashley has always been fascinated with matters of the heart. A published author and psychology teacher, Ashley set her sights on giving the audience all of life's secrets to love and happiness.

Bahar Niramwalla (Toronto, ON): When Bahar quit her day job as an ad exec, she quickly made her mark in the beauty industry. Bahar dishes on beauty products, procedures and shopping tricks that will arm viewers with everyday confidence.

Owen Reeves (Toronto, ON): Guy's guy Owen has been part of his family's garden centre business since he was a kid. His hands-on training and everyman attitude surpasses his formal training, but not his love of landscaping. This January, he's set to share it all on the show.

To get tickets to see all of these faces in person and for full details on each member of THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW team of experts and contributors, fans can head to


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Hosted by Marilyn Denis and broadcast live before a studio audience, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is a daily entertainment and lifestyle talk show featuring Canadian and international celebrities and experts, established and emerging alike. Building on Marilyn Denis' connection to her fans, interviews and ideas are delivered with the ease and humour of a conversation with your best girlfriend. Marilyn Denis invites viewers into her life weekdays at 10 a.m., beginning January 2011.

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