Host of CBC’s Dragons’ Den
Do you have what it takes to be successful in today’s competitive marketplace? Who better to advise eager entrepreneurs than Dianne Buckner, the host of CBC TV’s wildly popular program Dragons’ Den, where hungry entrepreneurs pitch for an investment from a panel of Canadian self-made multi-millionaires. Buckner takes audiences through the “entrepreneur’s journey,” from identifying niche markets, to the art of the pitch, to taking advantage of business trends—all while sharing entertaining backstage peaks into life in “The Den.”
While best known to Canadians as the host of Dragons’ Den, others may remember her from the ten years she spent hosting Venture, the popular CBC television program that chronicled the adventures of entrepreneurs.
During her 20 years as a business journalist, Dianne has been a host, a reporter, an anchor, a writer, an executive producer, AND a creator of shows, working at both CBC and CTV. She’s travelled to Japan, the Netherlands, Australia, Iceland and the US, as well as from coast to coast in Canada, covering stories that matter to Canadians.
Dianne was part of the start-up team for Dragons’ Den in 2006, participating in the search for Dragons as well as the auditioning of entrepreneurs willing to pitch.
When she’s not in The Den, Dianne is a correspondent for CBC News, where she covers big stories in the business world. You can sometimes hear her anchoring The World At Six on CBC Radio, or seeing her filling in as host on The Exchange with Amanda Lang.