O'Regan, originally from St. John's, hosted CTV's Canada AM for nearly 10 years and later was a national correspondent for the network.
Prior to his career in journalism, O'Regan was a senior policy adviser to then-premier Brian Tobin.
The 43-year-old O'Regan is executive vice-president for communications at the Stronach Group, a racetrack operator, and a media innovator in residence at Ryerson University.
The riding is currently held by NDP MP Ryan Cleary.
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