Veteran broadcaster and TV Host Susan Hay has been part of the Global News family for more than 20 years covering weather news, local community events, and anchoring news segments. Susan is the anchor and producer of “Making a Difference”, a popular series on the News Hour about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Susan began her career at MCTV in Sudbury as a weather anchor and host/producer. She then moved to the CBC as weather anchor and on-location entertainment reporter. In May 1989, Susan joined Global Television and anchored daily regional and national forecasts on Global’s evening and late-night newscasts.
Susan continues to dedicate her free time to working with many charitable organizations and is spokesperson for Toronto’s Ronald McDonald House, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, Reach for the Rainbow and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
In 2003, she visited Africa with World Vision to help children who have been orphaned by AIDS. Her charitable work in Africa resulted in a one-hour show, which garnered a Telly, an American Industry Award for Excellence in TV and Commercial Broadcasting. Susan made a second trip to Kenya in 2005 and to Tanzania in 2006 to build a school and transform lives. Her most recent work with World Vision was her journey to El Salvador.
Susan has received numerous awards including the Gemini Humanitarian Award for her exceptional contributions to community service outside the Canadian Television industry, the Rotary Youth Impact Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the outstanding contributions she has made to youth and young adults, the Spirit of Giving Award from Reach For The Rainbow, the Consumer Choice Woman of the Year Award, and the Outstanding Woman in her Field Award, given to women who have excelled in the media and assisted in raising awareness and funds for worthwhile causes. These are just a few of her achievements.
In addition, her Alma Mater, Canadore College, presented her with a honourary diploma for Communication Arts and established a scholarship in her name.
In her spare time, Susan enjoys running and has completed three marathons in Ottawa, Barbados and Hawaii all in aid of Leukemia.