Citytv Mourns the Loss of Canadian Television Icon Mark Dailey
TORONTO, Dec. 6 /CNW/ – CityNews anchor and the voice of Citytv, Mark Dailey, died today at Sunnybrook
hospital in Toronto. He was 57. On September 8, 2010, Mark revealed on CityNews at Six that he had been diagnosed with kidney cancer. Mark is survived by his
wife, Kim Dailey and his daughter, Nicole.
“Mark was quite literally THE VOICE of Citytv and CityNews. He was smart, funny and a brilliant broadcaster. He touched so many
lives,” commented Tina Cortese, Vice President, News/Executive
Producer. “It’s a very difficult day for Citytv and a sad day for
“Mark was an outstanding news journalist,” commented Jamie Haggarty,
Executive Vice President, Television Operations, Rogers Media
Television. “He has left an imprint on our station and community
forever and will be deeply missed.”
His distinguished career spanned over 30 years with Citytv. As anchor
for CityNews at Six and CityNews Tonight, Mark delivered the news that mattered most to the local community and
Greater Toronto Area. His iconic baritone was instantly recognizable
as the voice that helped shape and define Citytv and Toronto. He joined
the Citytv family back in 1979 as an assignment editor and producer
before becoming the station’s Crime Specialist and trusted News Anchor.
“Mark Dailey was a senior member of the news team here at Citytv for 31
years. During that time, he taught us all the meaning of
professionalism and how to develop a love of the task at hand,” said
Gord Martineau, Anchor, CityNews. “In addition to that, his sense of comedic timing was always offered
at just the right time to take the stress away from the job. He was a
Some of his most notable career highlights include receiving a national
Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) award for the
CityNews serial, I Want Work and a Letter of Appreciation from the Governor General of Canada for
his active leadership in community service. He was honoured with the
City of Toronto Civic Award of Merit and named Consumers Choice, Man of
the Year in 2009. Mark was also a multiple winner of the Metro Police
and Toronto Fire department Best Media Coverage of the Year award.
His charitable involvement over the years includes work with Big
Brothers/Big Sisters, Salvation Army, St. John Ambulance, the Sick
Children’s hospital Therapeutic Clown Program, Jennifer Ashleigh
Foundation, Kinder Foundation, Alzheimer Society, and many others.
Six years ago, Mark successfully battled prostate cancer. As a tireless
advocate for prostate screening, his award-winning CityNews series on his own treatment helped to increase awareness of the
disease. Mark was also the spokesperson for Prostate Cancer Canada.
Tonight CityNews at Six will air a special tribute to Mark Dailey.
An image of Mark Dailey and his bio are available at www.rogersmediatv.ca.
Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and
Winnipeg offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented,
culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to
other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an
entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast
Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired
prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers
Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified
Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit Citytv.com.
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