FAMOUS 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