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Erin Davis
Erin has been a fixture on the Canadian radio landscape for over 25 years. Her celebrated return to 98.1 CHFI in September of 2005 is the latest stop on a fascinating journey, which has seen her at or near the top of the radio ratings for her entire career.

Until the spring of 2003, Erin co-hosted the morning show on 98.1 CHFI for nearly 15 years – first with Don Daynard and, later, with Bob Magee. The show reached number one shortly after her arrival in 1988 and CHFI enjoyed enormous ratings until June of 2003 when a station decision forced Erin to leave her radio home.

That summer, the W Network called and offered her the opportunity to host her own live national television talk show. “W Live with Erin Davis,” a daily live hour-long national talk show, which featured guests and viewers discussing women’s lifestyle, health and wellness issues, hit the air that fall and lasted one year.

In the fall of 2004, Erin had the opportunity to meet and work with Mike Cooper, one of Canada’s best-known radio personalities, while she was temporarily filling in on 97.3 EZ Rock. Erin and Mike hit it off immediately and enjoyed great success together so, when CHFI asked Erin to come back in the fall of 2005, her new friend Mike was not far behind. Ratings rebounded and the station has returned to its number-one position. Erin and Mike look forward to many happy years together.

Erin was honoured to be named 2006 Woman of the Year for the Greater Toronto Area after a public survey by the Consumers Choice Award. In 2002, she was named the year’s first Chatelaine Woman Of Influence. Erin appears regularly at various public events as both Emcee and Keynote Speaker. She is also an accomplished vocalist and fronted an oldies band for over 10 years.

Erin is a regular co-host on the Easter Seals Telethon on CBC television and is a supporter of North York General Hospital. She is active with the Canadian Women’s Foundation, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Children’s Wish Foundation, for which she raised an astounding $160,000 in the summer of 1998, simply by shaving her head (thanks to the generosity of CHFI listeners). Erin has been saluted by the Empire Club, Variety Club and Toastmasters International for her public service work and is a recipient of the Paul Harris fellowship, a Rotary honour recognizing the highest public service.

Erin and Rob, her husband of 19 years, have a beautiful and funny 16-year-old daughter, Lauren, and live in Toronto with their two dogs, Pepper Jay and Molly Malone. Erin writes a daily Internet journal, available at www.erindavis.com.