Anne-Marie Mediwake to anchor Newsworld

Anne-Marie Mediwake, former supper hour anchor on Global TV, is joining CBC News this fall as an anchor on CBC Newsworld.

“Anne-Marie is a well-respected news anchor and journalist—a powerhouse, really—and we’re delighted to welcome her to the CBC News team,” said Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief, CBC News. “Anne-Marie’s ability to make positive connections and build a strong rapport with her audience makes her an ideal anchor for bringing breaking news to our viewers.”

Anne-Marie Mediwake has enjoyed a celebrated and distinguished career in television news since 1993. Her passion for storytelling took her to stations throughout Alberta, her home province—writing, producing and hosting news, current events and lifestyles programs. She moved to Ontario in 1999 and joined CTV in 2001.

While there, she reported for CanadaAM, Newsnet and CTV National News. Mediwake moved to Global Television in 2004. That year, the tsunami hit Sri Lanka, her birth country. She took a small crew and her father to the devastated region and produced the documentary “A Journey Home”.

In 2008, she experienced her greatest success—giving birth to triplets. With humour and honesty, she shared her journey through pregnancy and entry into motherhood in a popular, weekly column in The National Post.

“I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to report on a variety of stories in my television career and I am very excited to take this experience and passion to CBC News viewers,” said Mediwake. “I have never been one to shy away from any story and I look forward to continuing my love for storytelling at CBC.”

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