Kevin Forget, Breakfast Television's Segment Producer, is living and breathing his job dream!
is one of a couple of people who book the guests on the show-- going through segment pitches, hunting people down "that we see in the newspapers" and finally, work a segment out, as in what the hosts are going to talk about that day.
Television is exactly what we would expect it to be: exciting, exhilarating and a lot of hard work.
During those long 4am drives to work from Keswick, Kevin smiles knowing he
is driving towards his
Just like he
does every morning, our Breakfast Television superstar woke-up extra early starting in grade 7 to watch his
favourite morning show, BT.
liked the idea of working on a television show, "I thought it would be a cool job."
To prepare, Kevin
took public-speaking courses in high school and learned organizational skills while in the student council.
He then studied Television Broadcasting at Fanshawe College and Broadcast Journalism at Loyalist College, to gain hands-on experience.
Both colleges require students to complete an internship, Kevin
interned at Columbia Tri-Star Pictures
for 6 weeks and ironically, landed his
second at Breakfast Television
It was Kevin's persistence and opportunities that got him such incredible internships.
Spaces are limited, "so get on the phone fast and make that call" he
internship at BT ended, Kevin
continued to volunteer, sleeping on friend's couches so he
could make it to BT for 5am, until a position opened-up.
"Do anything, any job you can to get your foot in the door, once you get your foot in the door you can always prove that you can do more than just bring coffee and you make contacts.
Which is definitely a bonus!
freshman dues as a Unit Assistant, Kevin's duties included coffee runs, office mailman and administrative work until he
was hired two years later as a Segment Producer.
I asked Kevin
what made this job his
answer: "Everyday is a different day.