Melissa Grelo has been with the Bell Media family since 2006. A co-host of CTV’s THE SOCIAL, Grelo is also a news anchor and co-host of the popular morning show, CP24 BREAKFAST with Steve Anthony. They wake up the Greater Toronto Area weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Grelo co-hosted CTV’s OLYMPIC MORNING program at the 2010 Winter Games with Seamus O’Regan. Based out of Whistler, B.C., they brought Canada, from “sea to sea to sea” their morning Olympic updates including exclusive interviews with Canadian medallists, their families, and coaches. Grelo has also co-hosted the Santa Claus Parade on CTV with CTV Toronto’s Ken Shaw since 2010, and contributed to the Grey Cup Weekend on TSN in 2012, and Daily Planet on Discovery in 2013. Grelo has also covered the Toronto International Film Festival red carpets since 2009, and was in Los Angeles to report from the 85th Academy Awards.
Prior to her career in broadcasting, Grelo was a Grade 7 and 8 teacher in Nobleton, Ontario, north of Toronto. In broadcasting, Grelo has held positions as a news writer, reporter, anchor, weather, and commuter specialist at CP24, CityTV, and /A\ Barrie.
Grelo is devoted to getting to the heart of stories that matter most to Torontonians at CP24. She has anchored and reported on the devastating February 2008 Queen Street fire where Toronto history went up in flames, the April 2008 TTC strike that left commuters in limbo, the massive propane explosion of August 2008, and the 2012 Eaton Centre shooting that changed the face of the city.
In 2005, she travelled to Louisiana and Florida with Magna International Inc. founder Frank Stronach to cover what they were doing to help survivors who continued to struggle to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
When away from the newsroom, Grelo enjoys horseback riding, fitness training, reading, and travelling. Grelo has a “pay it forward attitude” and dedicates time to charity work raising funds for Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA), and the Community Association for Riding for the Disabled (CARD) with horseback riding demonstrations. She also speaks at many fundraising events specifically with the GTA’s youth who Grelo encourages to become involved in charitable work and contribute to their communities.