Frédéric Choinière is a host and reporter who cultivates a wide and eclectic range of interests, a perky face who digs serious content but always manages to find the right tone to unite an audience.
He tackles endless societal issues with journalistic rigor, humor and a taste for adventure, in immersive documentary projects such as Miroir, miroir (ICI télé), Vote pop! (ICI télé), Bi*—Bilingualism—the great Canadian utopia? (ICI télé) and Ma vie Made in Canada (Unis TV), where he explored the limits and limitations of economic patriotism and the buy local movement while attempting to live exclusively with non-imported, Canadian-made products. It is with this well-informed, guinea pig-like approach that he also took on various challenges to reduce his environmental impact in the series Les Verts contre-attaquent (Télé-Québec). Whether he is hosting a show on pan-Canadian current affairs (Couleurs locales, Unis TV), helping consumers make responsible and enlightened choices (Ça vaut le coût, Télé-Québec), or dissecting the topic of the day on radio shows (Pénélope, Moteur de recherche, ICI Première), Frédéric likes to say that one of the nicest perks of his job is continuing education!
He has received accolades in Canada and abroad, with many nominations for the Prix Gémeaux and various festivals worldwide, including a prize for Best Live-Action TV at theChicago International Children's Film Festival.
Frédéric’s interest in serious topics hasn’t affected his child’s heart. He is as mesmerized as the five grade pupils he works with when they watch in slow motion the experiments they just conducted in front of a high speed camera (Vite pas vite, ICI télé and official selection for 2019 INPUT – the International Conference of Public Television Program Makers and Broadcasters). He is always eager to build all sorts of surprising things in Les joyeux patenteux (ICI télé), and he will never shy away from donning ridiculous costumes and wigs to play characters in wacky skits (Volt, TFO), always striving to find ways to ignite curiosity and stimulate creativity among the young audience who will shape tomorrow’s society.
His studies and professional endeavours led him to settle his abodes in France, Brazil, and in the United States, including the United Nations’ Headquarters. Now based in his hometown, Montreal, he keeps collaborating with people from various regions of the country and abroad to develop new projects.