Marci Ien

Speaker, Celebrity


Marci Ien

Co-Host, The Social | Former Co-Host and News Anchor, Canada AM

For over 15 years, Canadians from coast to coast woke up every morning to Marci Ien’s friendly, familiar face as the co-host and news anchor of the national morning program, Canada AM. Today, Ien is seen across the country as a co-host of one of television’s most popular daytime programs, The Social. On-stage Ien also shines as an emcee, interviewer, moderator, and speaker.

In addition to her broadcasting work, Ien is a former distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts (RTA) program. She now sits on the university’s Board of Governors. In 2014, the program gave her the distinction of an award co-named in her honour. The Marci Ien and Dwight Drummond Award celebrates students from under-represented and marginalized communities who show great potential in any three of the school’s programs. In 2013, Ien was inducted into the RTA’s Wall of Fame for her significant contributions to the field of media.

Ien’s career in television spans over three decades, and has taken her from Halifax, where she joined CTV National News as a reporter in 1997, to Vancouver, where she was the News Anchor for CTV’s Olympic Morning at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. In 2016, Ien was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in the category of Best Talk Show Host for her work on Canada AM.

Deeply committed to humanitarian causes, Ien travelled to Sierra Leone on behalf of Journalists for Human Rights, where she met with reporters and led training workshops. That same year, she was honoured by the Black Business and Professional Association with a Harry Jerome Award. Ien also works with World Vision, and travelled with them to Sri Lanka to report on the situation following the 2004 Tsunami.


Mastering the Art of Transition

Navigating transition — especially when unexpected — can be one of the most challenging milestones of one’s journey. But, when empowered with strategies for success, it can also be one of the most pivotal.

Marci Ien, co-host of The Social, shares her candid and inspiring account of how she is mastering change after one of the most notable media shake-ups of the last few years, and how the lesson’s she’s learned along the way can be applied to anyone grappling with transition.

The Power of One

Marci Ien explores how one idea, one phone call, one meeting, and a big dose of courage can be transformational.

The Art of Imbalance

There is so much guilt attached to achieving a so-called work-life balance. Marci Ien explains how chucking that idea out the window can lead to happier times.

Life Lessons One Interview at a Time

After sitting down with hundreds of news makers, celebrities, and politicians, Marci Ien shares the things she’s learned along the way from many of the world’s most interesting and successful personalities.

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