EASTER SEALS ANNOUNCES WINDSOR-ESSEX TELETHON HOST

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EASTER SEALS ANNOUNCES ITS 2021 WINDSOR-ESSEX TELETHON HOST

Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) has announced its 2021 Telethon Host, who is also CTV Windsor news reporter, Bob Bellacicco.

Bellacicco is a graduate of St. Clair College in Windsor and Spec’s Howard School of Broadcast Arts in Southfield, Mich. Upon graduation, he worked at CHUM radio as a board operator before moving to CBC Windsor in the same capacity. In February 1998, Bellacicco was asked to be a cameraman. On his first day, he shot a carjacking and was later featured on the U.S. show Inside Edition. Soon afterwards, he joined CHWI-TV. He started as the weekend reporter and got a broad taste of the television business working on the station’s morning show. On NEW DAY he was a cameraman, producer and fill-in host.

Bellacicco also has a passion for sports stories in the community, but also the experience to cover breaking news events across Windsor-Essex. He has covered the 2005 NBA finals, 2006 Superbowl, 2008 and 2009 Stanley Cup finals, 2009 NCAA Final Four, 2010 Memorial Cup and 2012 World Series.

Furthermore, Bellacicco is an avid ball hockey player who enjoys fitness. He volunteers his time as a coach and is involved with local charities. He is married to Maryann and has two children, Joey and Cristina.

“I am both honoured and thrilled to serve as this year’s Telethon host,” says Bellacicco. “I have had the opportunity to work with Easter Seals supporters and its ambassadors recently through the Telethon pre-record at St. Clair College and can’t wait for the community to become involved this April!”

The 39th Annual Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) Telethon presented by the Toldo Foundation will air on Saturday, April 3 and 10 from 3 – 6 p.m. on CTV Windsor. For more information or to donate visit online.

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