Smart, sassy, and informed, Melissa Grelo (@melissagrelo) adds co-host of The Social to her expanding resume and also acts as the show’s moderator. Melissa was the long-time co-host of the most-watched morning news program, CP24 Breakfast in the greater Toronto area and anchored and reported on the biggest stories in Canada’s largest news market.
As Canada watched from the edge of their couches, Melissa gave the front-row perspective when she co-hosted CTV’s Olympic Morning program from Vancouver 2010 from Whistler, B.C. No stranger to glitz and glamour, Melissa has covered the Toronto International Film Festival red carpets since 2009 and was in Los Angeles in 2013 reporting for CP24 and CTV from the prestigious Academy Awards. She’s also co-hosted the Santa Claus Parade on CTV since 2010, contributed to the Grey Cup Weekend on TSN in 2012, and Daily Planet on Discovery in 2013.
When away from the office, Melissa enjoys horseback riding, fitness training, reading and travelling. As a former teacher, education and giving back to the community are very important to her. She has worked with charities like Artbound and Free The Children, which have built schools in Kenya, India and other developing nations. She also dedicates time to raising funds for the 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 speaks at many fundraising events, specifically with the GTA’s youth, whom she encourages to become involved in charitable work and contribute to their communities.