#Powerwives is a bi-monthly column where we feature women who inspire us. Marital status is completely irrelevant. The title is inspired by our founders November 2013 Toronto Life cover story.
Smart, sassy and informed, Melissa Grelo adds Co-Host of THE SOCIAL to her expanding resume. Melissa is already a well known news anchor and co-host of the popular morning show CP24 BREAKFAST. A very familiar face on TVs across the Greater Toronto Area, Grelo has anchored and reported on the most watched morning news in Canada’s largest market since 2006. We had a chance to meet this #powerwife and instantly fell in love. Here’s a bit more about her.
Name: Melissa Grelo
Title: Co-host, The Social on CTV; Co-host CP24 Breakfast on CP24
Who is in your tribe? (family members, friends, partners) My tribe on social media consists of husband, cousins and most of my friends. In life, my tribe consists of the whole enchilada – mom, dad, sister, aunts, uncles, numerous cousins and many good friends.
What does a typical day look like for you? Up at 4:30 am for CP24 Breakfast and on air until 9:00 am. 10:00 am – 12:30 pm hair/makeup/research/show prep and camera blocking for The Social. 1:00 – 2:00 pm LIVE for The Social. 3:00 pm is home time and I’m in bed by 8:00 or 9:00 pm.
What’s in your clutch? Phone, MAC lipglass, black eyeliner, I.D., cash and credit.
Five things you can’t live without? Smartphone, smartphone, smartphone, smartphone and lip gloss!
Who is your hero? Hillary Clinton.
What are you reading? Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story.
How did you get your start? Morning show weather specialist in Barrie at CTV Two (formerly The New VR).
Tell us about a time you were challenged and you learned a lesson. It took over two years to launch my dream show. My patience was tested daily as I hoped and prayed for word that it would be a reality. I learned that timing is everything and what will be will be, in its right time.
What inspires you? People who are living their passion, following their bliss daily. It’s contagious.
What are you excited about right now? My first baby, Marquesa!
How do you unwind? Travelling to hot locales, basking in the sunshine.
Most interesting people to follow on social media? News outlets and musicians.