Canadian media would not have been what it is today had it not been for its media personalities who have constantly struggled to keep the infotainment quotient of their viewers high. Their passion for work and strong work ethics, have made them a popular name in Canadian media. Be it Mandy Ross the host of Fashion TV who is living her dream of hosting, filming and travelling with her shows and projects or Kevin O’Leary, the co-founder and chairman of O’Leary Funds who is popular for his financial shows, Canadian media has seen a plethora of men and women who have been exemplary in their work. And then there is children’s entertainer Suzanne Pinel who is popular as Marie Soleil, Trish Stratus WWE Wrestler and star of TV show Armed and Famous, Patrick Watson journalist and documentarian, Mark McKinney comedian, Rita MacNeil variety show host, Rod Black sportscaster and others. These are some of the biggest media personalities who command the most respect, evoke the most trust or provide the highest level of entertainment for Canadian viewers. Check out this segment to find out in details about the life and works of famous Canadian media personalities.
Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
22 July 1940
American-Canadian Television personality
Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
14 September 1962
Business People

John RobertsJohn Roberts
15 November 1956

Joe ClarkJoe Clark
05 June 1939
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings
29 July 1938

Alexandre TrudeauAlexandre Trudeau
25 December 1973
Ali VelshiAli Velshi
29 October 1969
Television host

Jane JacobsJane Jacobs
04 May 1916
Journalist, Author, Activist

Catherine HerridgeCatherine Herridge
18 May 1964
News Correspondent

Jennifer FinniganJennifer Finnigan
22 August 1979
Dave MaddenDave Madden
17 December 1931

Michaelle Jean Michaëlle Jean
06 September 1957
Former Governor General of Canada
Fergie OlverFergie Olver
Game Show Host

Jeanette JenkinsJeanette Jenkins
18 September 1974
Fitness Trainer/TV Personality/Author

David BrooksDavid Brooks
11 August 1961
Billie Mae RichardsBillie Mae Richards
21 November 1921
Voice Actress

Naomi KyleNaomi Kyle
13 January 1986
Gamer, TV Show Host & Actress
Renee PaquetteRenee Paquette
19 September 1985
Sports Broadcaster

Matte BabelMatte Babel
13 October 1980
TV Host

Kevin O’LearyKevin O’Leary
09 July 1954
Maxine SneedMaxine Sneed

Bret HartBret Hart
02 July 1957
WWE Wrestlers
Elizabeth MayElizabeth May
09 June 1954
Writer, Politician, Journalist, Lawyer

16 September 1962

Lauren SouthernLauren Southern
16 June 1995
Political Activist

Joe WeiderJoe Weider
29 November 1920
Functionary, Editor
Samantha BeeSamantha Bee
25 October 1969
Journalist, Actor, Television actor, Screenwriter
Emily MaitlisEmily Maitlis
06 September 1970

Charles KrauthammerCharles Krauthammer
13 March 1950

Mark SteynMark Steyn
08 December 1959
Pundit, Writer, Journalist, Music critic

Harland WilliamsHarland Williams
14 November 1962
Monty HallMonty Hall
25 August 1921
Television presenter, Actor, Journalist

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Ashleigh BanfieldAshleigh Banfield
29 December 1967

Art LinkletterArt Linkletter
17 July 1912
Actor, Television presenter, Radio personality

Melyssa FordMelyssa Ford
07 November 1976
Model, Journalist

Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,
Wilfrid LaurierWilfrid Laurier
20 November 1841
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
09 June 1967
Aden YoungAden Young
30 November 1971

Cory DoctorowCory Doctorow
17 July 1971

David FrumDavid Frum
30 June 1960
31 May 1967
Professional wrestler, Singer, Journalist

Ben MulroneyBen Mulroney
09 March 1976
Actor, Television presenter
Bryan BaeumlerBryan Baeumler
18 April 1974
Television host

Ezra LevantEzra Levant
19 February 1972

Suroosh AlviSuroosh Alvi
26 March 1969

Peter MansbridgePeter Mansbridge
06 July 1948
Journalist, News presenter

Morley SaferMorley Safer
08 November 1931
War correspondent, Television presenter,
George StroumboulopoulosGeorge Stroumboulopoulos
16 August 1972
Journalist, Radio personality

Lyse DoucetLyse Doucet
24 December 1958
Journalist, Television presenter

Geoff KeighleyGeoff Keighley

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
26 September 1869
Cartoonist, Animator, Screenwriter, Science
Mauro RanalloMauro Ranallo
21 December 1969
Disc jockey, Journalist

Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson
10 February 1939
26th Governor General of Canada
Amanda LindhoutAmanda Lindhout
12 June 1981
Journalist, Autobiographer

Neil MacdonaldNeil Macdonald
1957 AD

Natasha FatahNatasha Fatah
Pierre LaportePierre Laporte
25 February 1921
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Scott McGillivrayScott McGillivray
07 April 1978
Lisa LaFlammeLisa LaFlamme
25 July 1964
News presenter, Journalist

Ron MacLeanRon MacLean
12 April 1960

Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
21 March 1976
Writer, Comics artist
Ian HanomansingIan Hanomansing
1961 AD

Adnan VirkAdnan Virk
25 August 1980
David RakoffDavid Rakoff
27 November 1964
Essayist, Journalist, Actor, Writer

Adrien ArcandAdrien Arcand
03 October 1899
Journalist, Politician

Michaela PereiraMichaela Pereira
26 August 1970

Charles TempletonCharles Templeton
07 October 1915
Ralph KleinRalph Klein
01 November 1942
Politician, News presenter, Journalist,
Pierre BertonPierre Berton
12 July 1920
Journalist, Historian, Writer

Kate BeirnessKate Beirness
08 March 1984

Dave SimDave Sim
17 May 1956

Christine SimpsonChristine Simpson
05 October 1964
Rex MurphyRex Murphy
29 February 1947
radio personality

Mackenzie BowellMackenzie Bowell
27 December 1823
Politician, Entrepreneur, Journalist

Jeanne SauvéJeanne Sauvé
26 April 1922
23rd Governor General of Canada

Avi LewisAvi Lewis
1968 AD
film director

Darwyn CookeDarwyn Cooke
16 November 1962
comics artist
Daniel LavoieDaniel Lavoie
17 March 1949
Singer, Actor, Pianist, Songwriter

Kerry ShaleKerry Shale
17 June 1958
Joey SmallwoodJoey Smallwood
24 December 1900
Politician, Journalist, Writer, Trade unionist

Lynn JohnstonLynn Johnston
28 May 1947

Sheila CoppsSheila Copps
27 November 1952
Journalist, Politician, Autobiographer, Writer
Mike DuffyMike Duffy
27 May 1946
Journalist, Politician

Steve PaikinSteve Paikin
09 June 1960
Journalist, Biographer
Andrew CoyneAndrew Coyne
23 December 1960
Columnist, Editor

Kate BeatonKate Beaton
08 September 1983
Comics artist, Children's writer

Peter KentPeter Kent
27 July 1943
Politician, Journalist

Wendy MesleyWendy Mesley
08 January 1957
Dawna FriesenDawna Friesen
08 October 1964
News presenter, Journalist

Robert MacNeilRobert MacNeil
19 January 1931
Television presenter, Author, Journalist, Writer
Roméo LeBlancRoméo LeBlanc
18 December 1927
Politician, Journalist

Ryan NorthRyan North
20 October 1980
Engineer, Programmer, Cartoonist
Maziar BahariMaziar Bahari
25 May 1967
Film director, Journalist, Human rights activist

Lloyd RobertsonLloyd Robertson
19 January 1934
News presenter
Catherine ClarkCatherine Clark
06 November 1976