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Journalists and Media Personalities

From morning show hosts and anchors to op-ed writers and podcasters, our media personalities are recognizable faces and names who add credibility and star power to your events as speakers, moderators, and emcees.

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Jack Armstrong

Award Winning Broadcaster | Toronto Raptors Game Analyst | TSN’s Basketball Insider

Best known as the colourful and entertaining voice of the 2019 NBA Championship winning team, the Toronto Raptors, Jack Armstrong has spent more than two decades covering basketball for TSN and NBA TV. Prior to this, he spent a decade as the head basketball co...

Jack Armstrong

Sally Armstrong

Human Rights Activist | Journalist | Author

Sally Armstrong has covered stories in zones of conflict all over the world. From Bosnia and Somalia to Congo and Afghanistan, her eyewitness reports have earned her the Amnesty International Media Award four times over, as well as acclaim all over the world. ...

Sally Armstrong

Andrea Bain

News Anchor | TV Host | Podcaster | Author of Single Girl Problems

The multi-talented Andrea Bain is an author, podcaster and on-air personality. A veteran TV host and broadcast news reporter, she is also the author of the book, Single Girl Problems, and host of her own radio show/podcast of the same name. Known as an insight...

Andrea Bain

Preet Banerjee

Behavioural Finance Expert

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Preet Banerjee now excels within the world of finance. Best known as a financial panelist on CBC’s The National and as a contributor to The Morning Show on Global, Banerjee inspires others to become financially empower...

Preet Banerjee

Jeanne Beker

Iconic Fashion Journalist

Jeanne Beker is one of the most influential women in the fashion industry — in Canada and around the world. A long-time celebrity, Beker speaks on how she rose to the top of arts and culture media as the iconic host of TV’s Fashion Television, along with w...

Jeanne Beker

Jesse Brown

Digital Media Expert | Disruptive Journalist | Futurist

What does the future hold for Canada? Are our institutions and economy at odds with rapid technological and cultural change? Are we keeping up? From business to government to media, disruption is here. Technology and media expert Jesse Brown explains the chall...

Rick Campanelli

Television Personality | Co-Host, Z103.5's Morning Show

Rick Campanelli is one of Canada’s most recognizable TV personalities. After spending nearly a decade with MuchMusic as one of their most popular hosts, he made the leap from the “nation’s music station” to ET Canada, where he covered many of the worl...

Rick Campanelli

Tom Clark

Legendary Broadcast Journalist

One of Canada’s premier broadcast journalists, Tom Clark reported on the local, national, and international stories that shaped Canada for over 25 years. With in-depth knowledge of the political and economic issues affecting Canadians coast-to-coast, he...

Tom Clark

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine

Experience counts in serious times. For four decades at Fortune, Geoff Colvin has covered the economic, political, technological, and competitive forces disrupting business as we know it. With unparalleled access to the world’s top business leaders, his colu...

Anderson Cooper

Award-Winning CNN Anchor and Journalist

Anderson Cooper untangles the complex webs surrounding today’s biggest news stories and engages audiences with his world view of the latest hot spots and global issues. The anchor of Anderson Cooper 360, a provocative weekday program on CNN that goes bey...

Arisa Cox

Host and Executive Producer, Big Brother Canada

Arisa Cox is a popular Canadian television personality best known as the host and executive producer of Big Brother Canada. It has earned her three Canadian Screen Award nominations and the respect of fans across Canada for her love of game theory and as a ...

Arisa Cox

Andrew Coyne

Nationally Syndicated Political Journalist

Insightful, provocative commentary on political and economic issues is what Andrew Coyne delivers to Canadians across the country. With topical and timely presentations, the former national editor of Maclean’s magazine and currently a columnist with the Glob...

Andrew Coyne

Alan Cross

Professional Music Geek

With over 40 years in the broadcasting and music business, Alan Cross has interviewed some of the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, and musicologis...

Alan Cross

Jessi Cruickshank

Television Personality

Renowned for her humour, quick wit, and authenticity, Jessi Cruickshank has been the host of some of television’s most popular programs, including MTV Canada’s The Hills After Show, CBC’s The Goods, and Canada’s Smartest Person. As a seasoned presenter...

Jessi Cruickshank

Daniel Dale

CNN Reporter | Award-Winning Journalist

Daniel Dale has spent nearly a decade reporting on populist politicians with an aversion to the truth. Beginning with Mayor Rob Ford’s infamous reign in Toronto City Hall to CNN where he’s responsible for fact-checking every word former President Donald Tr...

Daniel Dale

Alexandre Despatie

Olympic Medalist | Three-Time World Champion

Alexandre Despatie is a Canadian diving sensation. A two-time Olympic medalist and the only diver to have been world champion in three World Championship categories, he is also the holder of 42 Canadian national titles. But his illustrious career was not only ...

Arlene Dickinson

"Dragon", CBC's Dragons’ Den | General Partner, District Ventures Capital | Bestselling Author

“The purpose of marketing is to deliver business results,” says Arlene Dickinson, renowned CBC “Dragon” and one of Canada’s most successful communications entrepreneurs. Whether explaining how to leverage marketing in even the tou...

Arlene Dickinson

Tyrone Edwards

Anchor, Etalk

With his extensive pop culture knowledge and an innate ability to ease his guests into intimate and candid conversation, Tyrone Edwards brings his expertise to Canada’s most-watched entertainment program as the anchor of Etalk. A versatile presenter and ...

Tyrone Edwards

Kevin Frankish

Former Co-Host, Breakfast Television

Kevin Frankish helped CityTV Toronto’s Breakfast Television become the number one morning show in Southern Ontario. With his trademark suspenders and quick wit, Frankish had a loyal early morning following and was repeatedly recognized for his career achieve...

Kevin Franksih

Dr. Karyn Gordon

Leadership and Relationship Expert | Maximizing Performance

Dr. Karyn Gordon’s purpose is to develop great leaders who drive success both at home and work. A bestselling author, top TEDx speaker, and media personality, Gordon has delivered over 1000 keynotes to more than half a million people across 17 countries — ...

Rudyard Griffiths

Co-Founder, Chair, and Moderator of the Munk Debates

Rudyard Griffiths never shies away from discussing the big issue of the day. As the co-founder, chair, and moderator of the Munk Debates, Canada’s premier international debate series, Griffiths is a highly sought-after commentator on global economics, ge...

Rudyard Griffiths

Chantal Hébert

Political Raconteur | Columnist

Chantal Hébert is a political columnist whose work appears in The Toronto Star and the magazine, L’Actualité. She is also a weekly participant on CBC The National’s political panel “At Issue”. A prolific journalist who is passionate about Canadia...

Chantal Hebert

Cheryl Hickey

Host, ET Canada

As host of television’s pre-eminent entertainment news program, ET Canada, Cheryl Hickey greets over half a million loyal viewers each night as she relays in-depth profiles, breaking news coverage, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Hickey brings her trademar...

Cheryl Hickey

Kelly Hrudey

Hockey Night in Canada Analyst

In the world of professional hockey, what plays out behind closed doors is just as important as what plays out on the ice itself. Former professional goaltender, Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster and NHL on Sportsnet analyst Kelly Hrudey takes audiences b...

Kelly Hrudey

Chloé James

Host | Emcee | Moderator | Interviewer

Passionate about fintech, business, financial literacy, inclusion and diversity, and uncovering the behind-the-scenes stories of successful business minds, Chloé James has worked extensively as an emcee, panel facilitator, and interviewer. Her stage roles hav...

Chloé James

Katty Kay

Award-Winning Journalist and Anchor | Co-author, Womenomics and The Confidence Code

Katty Kay is an award-winning journalist and news anchor who brings an instinctively global perspective to her observations on American politics and global affairs. She spent nearly 30 years with BBC News as a reporter and then news anchor, where she reported ...

Katty Kay

Tasha Kheiriddin

Bilingual Host, Moderator, and Media Commentator

Tasha Kheiriddin is one of Canada’s best-known commentators, analysts, and strategic thinkers. She is currently a principal with Navigator Ltd., one of Canada’s leading high stakes strategic advisory and communications firm; the national political columnis...

Polly LaBarre

Co-Author, Mavericks at Work | Founding Member, Fast Company Magazine

For nearly 20 years, Polly LaBarre has worked to embolden and equip leaders to ramp up originality, invention, and game-changing disruption. Co-author of Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win and founding team member of Fast Company ma...

Polly LaBarre

Michael Landsberg

Mental Health Speaker | Founder of #SickNotWeak

Former Off the Record host Michael Landsberg is a charismatic icon of the Canadian sports community. He’s also one of the country’s most vocal mental health advocates, the founder of the #SickNotWeak non-profit organization, and is dedicated to era...

Michael Landsberg

Brodie Lawson

TSN Contributor | Former CFL Host

What’s it like to have a front row seat to premier sporting events? As the former host with CFL Digital and a current TSN contributor for Thursday Night Football and Racing Night Live, Brodie Lawson holds the job that many only dream of. She shares lessons l...

Brodie Lawson

Melissa Leong

Personal Finance Expert | National Media Personality | Bestselling Author

Melissa Leong is one of Canada’s best-loved authorities on personal finance. A sought-after speaker, national media personality, bestselling author, and award-winning writer, she is currently the resident money expert on CTV’s The Social, Canada...

Melissa Leong

Amber Mac

Innovation Speaker | Co-Host, The Feed on SiriusXM | President, AmberMac Media, Inc.

Considered by many to be the go-to expert on anything to do with technology, Amber Mac helps companies and audiences stay ahead of the curve. She is an industry veteran, renowned as a journalist, moderator, entrepreneur, consultant, and bestselling author. Wha...

Amber Mac

Ron MacLean

Co-Host, Hockey Night In Canada | Host, Hometown Hockey

Watching Ron MacLean has been a Canadian tradition for over twenty-five years. Known for his quick wit and encyclopedic hockey knowledge, MacLean reaches millions of homes across the country on Hockey Night in Canada and Hometown Hockey. He has interviewed th...

Ron MacLean

Peter Mansbridge

Former Chief Correspondent for CBC News and Anchor of The National

For more than five decades, Canadians have trusted Peter Mansbridge to guide them through the political, economic, and cultural events that have shaped our nation. He is one of Canada’s most respected and recognizable figures, having spent 30 years as CB...

Peter Mansbridge

Bob McDonald

Host of CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks

Bob McDonald is one of Canada’s best-known science journalists, bringing science to the public for more than 40 years. In addition to hosting Quirks & Quarks, the award-winning science program with a national audience of nearly 500,000 people, McDona...

Bob McDonald

David McWilliams

Economist | Broadcaster | Bestselling Author

David McWilliams is ranked among most influential economists in the world. Consistently accurate in his forecasts, he was the only economist in Ireland who accurately forecast a strong UK Brexit vote, the Trump victory, and the 2008 global crash. With the o...

Suhana Meharchand

Award-Winning CBC News Anchor

Suhana Meharchand is  a national news anchor with CBC News Network, the former host of Saturday Report and has anchored the CBC Evening News. Bringing a wealth of professional experience to all of her talks and hosting engagements, Meharchand never fails to i...

Suhana Meharchand

Tracy Moore

Host, Cityline

Tracy Moore is the enigmatic, award-nominated host of Cityline — Canada’s longest-running, influential lifestyle program for women. From Monday to Friday, Moore is seen on screens across North America dipping into do-it-yourself projects, learning new reci...

Tracy Moore

Ben Mulroney

Celebrated Television Anchor and Host

A former co-host of CTV’s daily morning program, Your Morning, and contributor to CTV’s eTalk, Ben Mulroney is regarded as one of Canada’s premier television hosts. Despite being the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, havin...

Ben Mulroney

Sangita Patel

Entertainment Reporter, ET Canada | Host, ET Canada Weekend

Sangita Patel is one of the most engaging media personalities in Canada today. A familiar face on the top-rated entertainment show, ET Canada, Patel was recently named host of the brand-new series, ET Canada Weekend, and was previously the host of HGTV Canada...

Sangita Patel

Dina Pugliese

Co-Host, City TV's Breakfast Television

Every weekday, hundreds of thousands of Canadians wake up to Dina Pugliese, the co-host of Breakfast Television, Toronto’s number-one morning show. Loved by viewers for her charismatic personality, Dina has a unique ability to bring sparkle to everything she...

Dina Pugliese

Carol Roth

Panel Moderator | Business Media Personality

An authoritative voice in business and news media, Carol Roth is a highly sought-after panel moderator and emcee who always ensures that “business is never boring”, making her a time and time again  favourite with all audiences. She is also known for prov...

Carol Roth

Jeff Rubin

Economist | Energy Expert | Bestselling Author

Jeff Rubin was one of the first economists to predict triple digit oil prices back in 2005. One of the world’s leading energy experts, Rubin speaks to why the end of cheap oil means the end of easy answers to renewing prosperity — and the end of globalizat...

Bruce Sellery

Business Journalist | CEO, Credit Canada | Bestselling Author

Business journalist, television host, and non-profit CEO Bruce Sellery is on a mission to help people get a handle on their money so they can live the life they want. The bestselling author of Moolala: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things with Their Money (and What...

Bruce Sellery

Tara Slone

Television Broadcaster | Host

Tara Slone’s eclectic resume and unique perspective have made her one of the most recognizable faces in the Canadian entertainment industry. The former co-host of Rogers Hometown Hockey with Ron MacLean, Slone speaks about her intriguing career path, which s...

Tara Slone

Takara Small

Award Winning Technology Journalist & Podcaster

The multi-talented Takara Small helps audiences understand the technology reshaping our world. From AI and advanced robotics, to data and digital health, she offers a glimpse into the future balanced with what organizations can do today to drive growth. Her wo...

Dr. David Suzuki

Award-Winning Scientist, Environmentalist and Broadcaster

Dr. David Suzuki has made it his life’s work to help humanity understand, appreciate, respect, and protect nature. A scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, he is a gifted interpreter of science and nature who provi...

Dr. David Suzuki

Ziya Tong

Author of The Reality Bubble | Award-Winning Broadcaster

Award-winning host Ziya Tong has been sharing her passion for science, nature and technology for almost two decades. Best known as the co-host of Daily Planet, Discovery Canada’s flagship science program, she brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and ent...

Ziya tong

Alexandre Trudeau

Documentary Filmmaker | Journalist

Documentary filmmaker and freelance journalist, Alexandre Trudeau shares his bold views on the political, social, and economic forces of our times. Having gained widespread recognition for his edgy and insightful humanism and for his brave iconoclasm and fierc...

Alexandre Trudeau

Jennifer Valentyne

Television Personality

The warm and smiling face of morning television’s “Live Eye” segment for 23 years, Jennifer Valentyne was also the host of Global News Morning Toronto and of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette Canada’s first live after show on the W Netw...

Jennifer Valentyne