Published Monday, March 19, 2012 9:48AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2012 7:45AM EDT
Press release: CTV News Channel Launches New Personal Finance Series, THE PATTIE LOVETT-REID SHOW, March 22
– Bold, fun, and engaging call-in show delivers a chance for viewers to get advice from Canada's authority on personal finance –
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Toronto, ON (March 6, 2012) – CTV News Channel announced today the launch of THE PATTIE LOVETT-REID SHOW, a new half-hour, call-in series airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. beginning March 22 on CTV News Channel. Pattie Lovett-Reid, Canada's renowned financial guru, coaches viewers on how to save money, stretch their income, and get the biggest bang for their hard-earned bucks.
"THE PATTIE LOVETT-REID SHOW is not your average finance series. It's about improving your personal balance sheet – everything from renovating your kitchen, to career advice, to getting out of debt," said Jack Fleischmann, Vice-President, CTV News Channel and General Manager, BNN. "The show offers a forum for viewers to learn from Pattie and leverage her superb track record as a leader in the Canadian financial industry."
Financial lessons are not always fun, but they're a lot more enjoyable when Pattie is hosting! With her sensible and easy going approach, Pattie covers a wide range of topics, such as: interviewing skills, starting a business, the importance of networking and how to do it, why volunteering is important, how to get out of debt, how to save for a child's education, how to talk to children about money, how to save for a wedding, and what to do before saying "I do."
"This show is about the possibilities for a better financial future. It's about what you can do today, to change your life for the better tomorrow," said Pattie. "We'll talk to the experts and we'll profile people from all walks of life, from CEOs and entrepreneurs, to professors and regular folks. I sure don't have all the answers, but I hope to be able to point people in the right direction."
Pattie's vast financial industry knowledge, combined with her outgoing personality and unbridled energy, offers something for everyone. With its live, call-in format, viewers can get personal advice on their specific situation. THE PATTIE LOVETT-REID SHOW features special segments including ‘Lesson's Learned', which offers the best financial advice from guests with a track record for success; and ‘Financial Focus', a weekly feature that offers tactical takeaways to suit every age and stage. And each week, Pattie takes to the streets with camera in tow, offering people a chance to ‘Ask Pattie' their financial questions.
For the last decade Pattie has been a regular guest commentator on BNN and other Bell Media channels. The highly sought-after speaker and commentator on wealth management kicked off her new role as Senior Financial Commentator on CTV News Channel in early 2012. Pattie comes to CTV News Channel from TD Waterhouse Canada Inc., where she served as Senior Vice-President. The Certified Financial Planner and co-author of several national best-selling books was awarded with an honourary degree in Applied Studies from Humber College in June 2010. The Financial Planners Standards Council (FPSC) recognized Lovett-Reid with the 2009 Donald J. Johnston Award for her outstanding contribution to the profession of financial planning in Canada. Lovett-Reid received 2007 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award in the Trailblazers and Trendsetters Category.
To pitch guests and experts to THE PATTIE LOVETT-REID SHOW email AskPattie@bellmedia.ca with details.
THE PATTIE LOVETT-REID SHOW is one of several recent investments in new programming and anchors on CTV News Channel, as well as format changes, as CTV News Channel continues to evolve. In October 2011, CTV News Channel launched three new programs, EXPRESS, DIRECT, and NATIONAL AFFAIRS.
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