CBC 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.”

For the first time since his release after being held hostage by a North African al-Qaeda cell in Niger, Robert Fowler speaks publicly and exclusively to CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge on Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9 on THE NATIONAL on CBC Television at 10 p.m. (10:30 NT) and on CBC Newsworld at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET/PT .

On December 14, 2008 Fowler, a United Nations special envoy to Niger, his assistant Louis Guay and their driver were returning from a trip to a Canadian-operated mine in Niger when they were abducted. For more than four months, they were held hostage at gunpoint.

Fowler talks about that terrifying day in December when they were captured, the harrowing experience living with al-Qaeda, and he sheds light on the complicated negotiations that led to his release.

More compelling and exclusive details of Fowler’s life in captivity will air on MANSBRIDGE ONE ON ONE, Saturday, September 12 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBC Newsworld.

THE NATIONAL now airs seven nights a week on CBC Television at 10 p.m./10:30 p.m. NT (Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET) and on CBC Newsworld at 9 and 11 p.m. ET/PT (Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT).

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.

Weeknights At 10 P.M. Et, During The 2009 Stanley Cup Playoff

Beginning Wednesday, April 15

During the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Canadians can turn to CBC Newsworld each weeknight for CBC NEWS: THE NATIONAL at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET/PT, and an extra edition at 10 p.m. ET. During the playoffs on CBC Television, THE NATIONAL airs before or after some of the games and in some markets at its current time, 10 p.m. (10:30 NT), depending on CBC’s HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA game schedule.

THE NATIONAL is also available online, anytime, at www.cbcnews.ca/national. And on weeknights, beginning at 9 p.m. ET, the latest newscast is streamed live and is available as a video-on-demand at 10 p.m. ET.

CBC NEWSWORLD DOCUMENTARY SCHEDULE FOR MARCH 15-29

Jockey Undercover (NEW)

Sunday, March 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on THE PASSIONATE EYE

Allergy Planet (NEW)

Monday, March 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on THE PASSIONATE EYE

Homo Toxicus (NEW)

Tuesday, March 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on THE LENS

Tropic of Capricorn Episode Four (NEW)

Wednesday, March 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on WILD DOCS!

Geologic Journey Episode Three

Thursday, March 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (2 hrs) on THE NATURE OF THINGS

India Reborn Part One

Friday, March 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on DOC ZONE

Allergy Planet

Sunday, March 22 at 8 p.m. ET on THE PASSIONATE EYE

Shock Wave

Sunday, March 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on DOC ZONE

Forced to Marry (NEW)

Monday, March 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on THE PASSIONATE EYE

Playing the Machines (NEW)

Tuesday, March 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on THE LENS

I, Psychopath (NEW)

Wednesday, March 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on WILD DOCS!

Geologic Journey Episode Four

Thursday, March 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on THE NATURE OF THINGS

India Reborn Part Two

Friday, March 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on DOC ZONE

Planet Earth – Series Two, Episode One

Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m. ET

Anthrax War (NEW)

Sunday, March 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on THE PASSIONATE EYE (1 ½ hour broadcast)