Kevin O'Leary To Join CBC Newsworld

CBC News has signed highly successful entrepreneur and Canadian venture capital celebrity Kevin O’Leary. O’Leary will join Amanda Lang on a new business program debuting on CBC Newsworld, weekdays at 4:30 p.m. ET, this Fall.

“Kevin is a popular, opinionated investor known for his honest business insight—we are excited to have him bring his unique perspective to our business coverage,” said Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief, CBC News.

O’Leary is highly respected within the North American financial industry and known for his pull-no-punches take on Bay and Wall Streets. He’s best known to Canadians as one of five “Dragons” on CBC-TV’s Dragons’ Den and most recently to American audiences as one of five “Sharks” on ABC’s Shark Tank.

“Amanda is one of the best business hosts in this country and I’m looking forward to sparring with her again,” said O’Leary, who, with Lang, formerly co-hosted the show SqueezePlay on the Business News Network.  

O’Leary is the Chairman of O’Leary Funds and manager of the publically traded family of O’Leary Global Equity and Income Funds. He also serves on the executive board of The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is a member of the investment committee of Boston’s 107 year old Hamilton Trust.

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