Marilyn Denis is a Canadian television personality and radio show host. She is best known for hosting The Marilyn Denis Show, a lifestyle series show on Canada’s CTV. She is also the co-host of Toronto’s CHUM-FM morning show, Roger and Marilyn (now known as Marilyn Denis with Jamar). She was the host of the Cityline talk show on A-Channel and Citytv until 2008.
Denis has been recipient of a host of awards including Gemini Awards’ Viewer’s Choice Award in 2005 and 2006, The Rosalie Award (named after Windsor’s CKLW radio station broadcaster, Rosalie Trombley), Gemini Award for Best Host in a Lifestyle/Information Series (for hosting the Cityline show) and the Allan Waters Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 by the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards. She was the first female broadcaster to be a recipient of the Allan Award.
Who is Marilyn Denis?
Marilyn Denis was on born on July 1, 1958, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, she gained admission into the University of Idaho where she studied Radio, Television, and Advertising. Upon bagging her bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho, she started her career in broadcasting which has spanned over three decades.
She began her broadcasting career in Moscow, Idaho where she worked with a local radio station. Leaving Moscow, she moved to Calgary, Alberta and began work at radio stations there including CJAY FM and CHFM. In addition to her work on radio, she became the weather announcer and entertainment and sports reporter at The Sports Network (TSN) and CTV owned television station, CFCN-TV.
Marilyn Denis began co-hosting the morning show, Roger, Rick and Marilyn in 1986 alongside Roger Ashby and Rick Hodge on CHUM FM. Rick Hodge was first to resign as co-host of the show in 2008 and was replaced by Darren Lamb, who would resign himself in 2015. Roger Ashby also resigned from the show in 2018 , however, Denis has remained a host of the show till date, even though the show has gone through a few changes since and is recently known as the Marilyn Denis with Jamar, with Marilyn being the host and Jamar McNeil, who joined the show in July 2018, the co-host.
Between 1989 and 2008, Marilyn Denis was the host of the Cityline talk show that aired on A-Channel and Citytv. In January 2011, Denis’ show, The Marilyn Denis Show premiered on CTV Television Network. The Marilyn Denis Show won the Canada Screen Awards for Best Talk Show Program in 2016 and 2017.
Denis’ son Adam Wylde, from her first marriage, was born in April 1988. Like his mother, Adam is also a practitioner in the broadcasting industry. He is the host of the afternoon drive time show on Toronto’s CKIS FM. He had previously worked with Virgin Radio in Toronto and a few other radio and television stations before joining CKIS FM.
Marilyn Denis was the recipient of an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Idaho, her alma mater and gave the commencement speech in May 2017. She lives in Toronto, Canada. She is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) in height and has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Has She Quit the Marilyn Denis Show?
Marilyn Denis has debunked rumors that she is quitting the Marilyn Denis Show. It was rumored that she was endorsing a skincare brand and was leaving the show. These rumors had been making circles on social media in 2018 and so she took to Twitter and other channels to make it clear that she is not leaving the show and she does not do brand endorsements.
Engaged or Married – Who is The Husband?
Marilyn Denis is married to her high school prom date Jim Karas with whom she reconnected with after 40 years. Jim’s family had lived opposite her home during their high school years, but moved out and they lost contact until 40 years later. Denis announced on the social media network, Twitter that Jim had engaged her in May 2018 and shared their wedding photos after their marriage in June 2018.
Denis’ marriage to Jim Karas, is her second marriage. Before her recent marriage to Jim, Marilyn Denis had been married to her son Adam’s father, Wylde, from whom she had since been divorced.