Dawn Chubai is the Host on Today’s Shopping Choice, former host of Breakfast Television in Vancouver, Award-Winning Jazz Vocalist, Actress, Emcee, and Spokesperson. She also serves as a Media Consultant specializing in On-Camera Training.
What makes an opportunity exciting to you – in business or in life?
One where I can make a positive impact on someone’s life. With my music, the applause is an immediate way gage that I am bringing some joy to those who are experiencing it. With 20+ years in television, it has been about bringing information to viewers that they need to get through their day, helpful tips to make life easier for them, and in the case of my job at TSC, it’s a combination of both of those. It has always been a privilege to be invited to impact someone’s day or life in some small way.
What has been the greatest shift in your career or life, and how did you navigate through it?
In 2004 my husband Brad and I decided to leave my hometown of Edmonton to move to Vancouver. I had long been performing regularly on the local music scene and was enjoying great success as the main weather presenter on the 6:00 pm news. I was nervous and somewhat anxious to quit a perfectly good job to move provinces without one, but a fresh start also made the move exciting. I could never have imagined what would be waiting for me there. In Vancouver, I would transfer those skills and interests into something “bigger” and more diverse. My on-camera experience secured me an agent and work as a principal performer with close to 100 credits in Film and TV. I was able to continue singing jazz professionally, and record my second CD, “Under the Covers”. I was able to get a job as a Host on Citytv’s Breakfast Television that would span 13 years. I also started an on-camera/media training business.
What has been your favourite experience you love to share?
On a personal level, as a foodie and home cook, I have had the good fortune of working with and meeting some of the world’s best Chefs; The Galloping Gourmet (Graham Kerr), Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Michael Smith, Rob Feenie, and Geoffry Zakarian to name a few.
What are you up to right now that people should know about?
In 2017 I once again moved provinces and again would find myself using skills I had in a new way. In addition to running my media training business, King Willow Management, I currently work at TSC (Today’s Shopping Choice) as an on-air Host. In addition to accessing skills acquired from every job and experience that I have ever had; I was also able to learn something new… sales! Every day is different, and I still have the chance to impact someone’s day by introducing them to products that will make their life healthier, more fun, more fashionable, and more productive. It’s the most challenging and most rewarding job I have ever had.