Rachel David profile by Ryan Emberley


This week’s person to know is Rachel David, host of ‘Your World This Week.


Photography by Ryan Emberley



A typical day?

A typical day involves me either producing a segment, interviewing a celebrity, attending a screening, shooting links on camera, memorizing lines, writing a script or building a custom Facebook page for upcoming contests… it’s always different but I believe variety is the spice of life, so I’m happy.


How did you get started in TV?

It was really random actually.  I was a pure musical theatre nerd and was on a CBC musical theatre reality show called “Triple Sensation.”  Once I was eliminated I was contacted by Shaw TV to host a youth segment called “Generation Why” On “The Express” So I gave it a try!


Your major career influence?

Right now – Chelsea Handler. She’s herself and she owns it.


Best advice you’ve received?

A few things:

Stop, Think, Speak… Passion, Perseverance Patience…  Work hard and be nice to people… Always remember to have FUN… Everything is a stepping stone….


If you weren’t a TV host, what would you be?

I would probably start up a P.R firm. I need to be in a field that is social and creative.


What’s up next?

I am in a very good place in my life right now – I love working for Rogers, they’re very good to me.  I’d want to stay with Rogers and advance onto one of their other networks/programs (like City TV or Breakfast Television) one day.



Apropos T.O… 



A place in Toronto you’d be proud to take people to?

My home.


What’s your favourite restaurant?

Chipotle…haha.  I know it’s probably not the fancy answer you were expecting…


Your favourite Toronto neighbourhood and why?

I don’t have one particular one right now.  There’s so many great spots in Toronto.


Least favourite thing about Toronto?

Smelly vents… whats up with that? You’ll be walking down the street and all of a sudden walk face first into a wall of stench… gross!


A Toronto resident, other than yourself, who’s making a positive impact on the city?

I would say Pete Bombaci the president of Movember – It’s been incredible to see what an impact that organization has had in Toronto the last few years under his leadership.