Canadians in the Media

Nahlah Ayed

Rosemary Barton

Samantha Bee  – host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Stephen Brunt  – lead sports columnist for The Globe and Mail since 1989

Adrienne Clarkson

Denise Donlon

Barbara Frum OC LLD (hc)  – CBC radio and television journalist

David Frum – political commentator, speech writer for George W. Bush

Jian Ghomeshi  – radio broadcaster

Peter Gzowski

Ian Hanomansing

Ken Hechtman – journalist jailed by Taliban government as a suspected United States spy in 2001

Foster Hewitt

Kenny Hotz  – the only registered Canadian journalist to cover the Gulf War

Mark Irwin CSC/ASC  – Hollywood Director of Photography

Peter Jennings CM  – ABC news anchor

Jason Jones – senior correspondent for The Daily Show

Vassy Kapelos

Firdaus Kharas  – human rights activist, founder of Chocolate Moose Media

Pat Kiernan (1968) – morning anchor of NY1 since 1997

Michael Kesterton (born 1945) – The Globe and Mail columnist

Lisa LaFlamme  – journalist, occasional chief anchor, and senior editor for CTV National News

Avi Lewis

Neil Macdonald (born 1957) – CBC reporter

Robert MacNeil  – journalist, author, longtime co-anchor of The MacNeil/Lehrer Report on PBS

Peter Mansbridge OC LLD (hc) (born 1948) – news anchor of CBC’s The National

Rick Mercer OC (born 1969) – comedian, TV personality, political satirist and author

Mosha Michael – Canada’s first Inuk filmmaker

Margaret Lally “Ma” Murray – editor and co-publisher of the Bridge River-Lillooet News

Don Newman

Peter C. Newman CC CD LLD (hc) – eminent journalist and writer

Sydney Newman OC  – supervisor of drama CBC, head of drama BBC, creator of Doctor Who TV series, chairman of the NFB

Steve Paikin  – journalist, film producer and author, best known for hosting TVOntario’s Studio 2

Pete Parker  – made the first ever broadcast of a professional hockey game

Sandie Rinaldo  – journalist and occasional news anchor for CTV National News

John Roberts  – Fox News Channel reporter, previously a CNN reporter and host of The New Music on MuchMusic

Lloyd Robertson OC LLD (hc)  – senior editor and former longtime anchor for CTV National News

Morley Safer (1931–2016) – investigative journalist for CBS News and 60 Minutes 

Shane Smith  – founder of Vice

George Stroumboulopoulos  – television journalist

Peter Trueman OC  – original newsman on Global TV


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