Fiona Forbes is a Canadian television personality who currently hosts Urban Rush, an award-winning entertainment talk show based in Vancouver. Fiona earned a degree in history from the University of British Columbia. While she initially planned to pursue a law degree, Fiona applied to a journalism program instead on a whim. She has now interviewed over twenty thousand people, including everyone from Michael Buble to The Pussycat Dolls to Arnold Schwarzenegger, and received many accolades including praise from none other than Regis Philbin. It seems she has found her calling.
were on the horizon?
ended up on TV before I went to law school.
laugh and interviewing interesting people. My co-host and I have always had the goal of taking our show to a national audience…
they got their gig. Try and intern as much as possible – proximity leads to
opportunity – being in the right place at the right time is key in this
(i.e.: what do you read/listen/watch?)
entertainment world I lean towards the standards when it comes to TV –
Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood etc. to keep up to date. For my show
prep I lean towards pop culture websites and blogs – I have about 20 sites I
visit daily bookmarked. I love this part of my job and don’t really consider it
kind of a blur! One of my favourite people to talk to is Michael Buble. His
first TV interview was on our show many years ago and we always have a blast
and get into some sort of hijinx when we hang with Buble!
interview such an icon but let’s just say Goldie was not having a good day and
the interview didn’t even happen.
so convoluted it’s like a puzzle trying to figure out what’s being promoted. Know who you’re pitching and take the time to personalize it.
our show. She always comes up with creative ideas and always follows through
with them. She’s persistent but not pushy and always does a great job for her
client and makes great TV in the process.
I’m one of the only females yet to read “50 Shades of Grey”…it’s on
My favourite thing was to make him Sunday dinner and I’d give anything to do
that one more time.
few minutes. Cabs in Vancouver are so overpriced and always dirty.
either all day.