Everyone can feel like a celebrity these days! From Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook, sometimes people believe they are celebrity. We sat down with veteran Celebrity Reporter, Joe Leary, to talk about celebrity culture. Through print, radio, and social media, Joe has interviewed stars like Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, and Canadian heros like Terry Fox! This heart felt interview touches on the narcissism in today’s culture and what some of the stars are like in real life.
Joe Leary is a longtime broadcaster, having plied his trade for a number of Vancouver radio stations over the years as well as a thirteen year run as an on air host & weather anchor on City-TV, through its various incarnations: UTV, Global and CKVU.
In addition, Joe is a widely-published freelance writer with numerous local, regional and national periodicals, publications and websites to his credit. Over the years, Joe’s vast range of subjects and topics includes everything from music, travel, food, wine, beer and spirits to showbiz, sports, business and the local entertainment scene.
Additionally, Joe continues to expand his range as MC for a variety of city events while also lending his talents as host at various bars throughout the city.
In 2005, his passion for Craft Beer led him to create Canada’s original dedicated commercial beer radio show ‘Just Here for the Beer’ that currently airs on TSN 1410.
In addition, Joe now hosts an all new Craft Beer TV program on Shaw TV called ‘BC Brew On Tap’ that airs Saturday nights at 10pm and repeats Wednesday mornings at 11:00 am and Friday afternoons at 12:30pm.