CTV’s The Social | Co-Host

Melissa Grelo has been co-host and moderator of THE SOCIAL since it first hit the airwaves in 2013. Since then, she has been part of leading important discussions with change markers, including a one-on-one interview with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for a CTV special, and interviewing the hottest celebrities, musicians, and authors from around the globe. Grelo is also a contributing host on CTV’s YOUR MORNING and previously, woke up Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area on the most-watched morning news program, CP24 BREAKFAST.

As Canada watched from the edge of their couches, Grelo gave the front-row perspective when she co-hosted CTV’s OLYMPIC MORNING program from Vancouver 2010 in Whistler, B.C. No stranger to glitz and glamour, Grelo has covered the Toronto International Film Festival® red carpets since 2009, and was in Los Angeles in 2013 reporting for CP24 and CTV from the prestigious ACADEMY AWARDS®. She has also hosted CTV’s annual broadcast of THE ORIGINAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE since 2010. She has contributed to shows and specials on Discovery Channel and TSN. In recent years, Grelo has combined her passions for horses and fashion by contributing to TSN’s coverage of the Queen’s Plate, North America’s oldest continuously-run thoroughbred race, and the accompanying wildly popular and glamorous Hats and Horseshoes Party. 

In 2019, Grelo was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by WXN Network. Recognized for her work in media, Grelo won a Canadian Screen Award in 2020 for Best Host, Web Program or Series for #BellLetsTalkLive. She is also part of the team who won a 2020 Canadian Screen Award for The Social, Best Talk Program or Series. 

When away from the studio, Grelo enjoys horseback riding on her family’s farm, fitness training, and travelling with her family. She is a mom to an intrepid daughter. As a former teacher, education and giving back to the youth community is very important to her. She has given her time as an ambassador to GEM, Girls E-Mentorship, providing guidance to young women who face challenges to post-secondary success. She also supports organizations such as BOOST Child and Youth Advocacy Centre and has worked with charities like Artbound, which strives to help create sustainable change in developing countries through the arts. During the pandemic, Grelo organized hot lunches for frontline workers in long-term care facilities across Toronto in partnership with local restaurants. 

Grelo is also committed to protecting wildlife and habitats in Canada and across the world. In 2020, she joined the Board of Directors at the World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF Canada).  She has also raised funds and supported the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) and the Community Association for Riding for the Disabled.

Follow Melissa Grelo on Twitter (@melissagrelo) and Instagram (@melissagrelo).

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