Co-Founder/Creative Director/Producer @ LadyPants Productions Inc.
TV Host/Producer @ "Fiona Forbes" on Shaw TV
Fill In Host/Contributor @ Corus Entertainment/CKNW
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History @
The University of British Columbia
“I feel so lucky to do what I do for a living.” Fiona, who is best known for her many years on Shaw TV’s THE RUSH, is now hosting her new show aptly titled “Fiona Forbes" and she loves her work: “I get to meet so many interesting people every day and hear their stories. I’ve lost
“I feel so lucky to do what I do for a living.” Fiona, who is best known for her many years on Shaw TV’s THE RUSH, is now hosting her new show aptly titled “Fiona Forbes" and she loves her work: “I get to meet so many interesting people every day and hear their stories. I’ve lost count, but I think I’ve interviewed over 25,000 people over the last 18 years!”
Since the early days of her career when Regis Philbin told her “You’ve got something kid!”, she knew that making a turn (on a whim) in her career choice felt right. Having received a degree in History at the University of British Columbia, she had planned to go to Law School and instead decided to enroll in the Journalism Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Before graduating from the program, Fiona got her first job by accident when she auditioned on a dare and landed an on camera gig as a TV host.
She is both a proud fashionista and a geek…perhaps best described by Hollywood guru Larry Moss who called her a woman with “chutzpah who reminds me of Lucille Ball”. In addition to THE RUSH, Fiona has also hosted several other shows including DAYTIME on Rogers, AUTOMOTIVE MORNING on Life Network and BREAKFAST TELEVISION on City-TV. She has appeared as a guest on MARILYN DENIS, CBC NEWSWORLD, CBC RADIO and on CKNW News Talk 980 as a contributor and fill in host.
While Fiona loves her work, her passion lies with supporting many charities with her talents. Among her favorites are the CKNW Orphan’s Fund, Pink Shirt Day, Dress For Success, Ronald McDonald House, Variety Club, Timmy’s Telethon and Easter Seals. Fiona is also proud to be an Ambassador for Habitat For Humanity's Women Build.
TALENT AGENT: Eric Edwards at Lucas Talent [email protected]
LITERARY AGENT: Anna Archer at Lucas Talent [email protected]
US REPRESENTATION: Natasha Bolouki at United Talent Agency [email protected]
Co-Founder/Creative Director/Producer @ Developing and producing concepts for TV and Web based series.
Currently pitching shows to and have development deals with Canadian and U.S. production houses and broadcasters.
www.ladypantstv.com From March 2015 to Present (10 months) TV Host/Producer @ A 30-minute talk show that features and intimate conversation with a notable personality, followed by a candid round-table with a lively local panel about topical issues, headlines, trends and pop culture buzz. From December 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month) Vancouver, Canada AreaFill In Host/Contributor @ Fill In Host and regular contributor at CKNW News Talk 980. From December 2013 to June 2015 (1 year 7 months) TV Host/Producer @ Host/Producer/Writer of the award winning, daily one-hour entertainment talk show "The Rush" on Shaw TV. From October 2012 to December 2014 (2 years 3 months) Vancouver, Canada AreaTV Host/Producer @ Host/Producer/Writer of the award winning, daily one-hour live entertainment talk show. "Urban Rush". (January 1997 – June 2002 & August 2004- December 2014) From August 2004 to October 2012 (8 years 3 months) Vancouver, Canada AreaRegular Contributor and Commentator @ Regular contributor on CBC Radio's "The Point". From January 2009 to June 2009 (6 months) In Game Host @ In Game Host for the Canucks Team Store. From October 2008 to May 2009 (8 months) TV Host @ Host/Interviewer of an award winning, 3-hour live morning show "Breakfast Television" on Citytv Vancouver. Part of station and show launch team. From May 2002 to February 2004 (1 year 10 months) TV Host/Producer @ Host of an award winning, daily one-hour live entertainment talk show. (January 1997 – June 2002 & August 2004- September 2012). From January 1997 to June 2002 (5 years 6 months) Field Commentator and Interviewer @ Field commentator & interviewer for a national one-hour live talk show for CBC Newsworld. From April 2000 to September 2000 (6 months) TV Host/Segment Producer @ Host, reporter & segment producer for a national one-hour weekly automotive series for the Life Network called "Automotive Morning". From April 1999 to September 1999 (6 months) TV Host @ Host for a national series for Vision Television called "Over The Fence". From September 1997 to December 1997 (4 months) TV Host/Interviewer @ Host of a one-hour live magazine style program called "The Magazine Show". From January 1995 to January 1997 (2 years 1 month) TV Host/Interviewer @ Host of a one-hour live interview program called "West Side Profile". From March 1996 to December 1996 (10 months)
Radio and Television @ British Columbia Institute of Technology / BCITBachelor of Arts (B.A.), History @ The University of British Columbia Fiona Forbes is skilled in: New Media, Blogging, Social Media, Podcasting, Broadcast Journalism, Film, Social Media Marketing, Broadcast Television, Radio Broadcasting, On-air Hosting, Entertainment, Video Editing, Broadcast, Social Networking, Emcee