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
John RobertsJohn Roberts
15 November 1956

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
14 September 1962
Business People

Ali VelshiAli Velshi
29 October 1969
Television host

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings
29 July 1938

Alexandre TrudeauAlexandre Trudeau
25 December 1973
Joe ClarkJoe Clark
05 June 1939
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Jennifer FinniganJennifer Finnigan
22 August 1979

Jane JacobsJane Jacobs
04 May 1916
Journalist, Author, Activist
Catherine HerridgeCatherine Herridge
18 May 1964
News Correspondent

Dave MaddenDave Madden
17 December 1931
Michaelle Jean Michaëlle Jean
06 September 1957
Former Governor General of Canada

Billie Mae RichardsBillie Mae Richards
21 November 1921
Voice Actress

Fergie OlverFergie Olver
Game Show Host

Maxine SneedMaxine Sneed

Jeanette JenkinsJeanette Jenkins
18 September 1974
Fitness Trainer/TV Personality/Author
David BrooksDavid Brooks
11 August 1961

Naomi KyleNaomi Kyle
13 January 1986
Gamer, TV Show Host & Actress

Kevin O’LearyKevin O’Leary
09 July 1954

Renee PaquetteRenee Paquette
19 September 1985
Sports Broadcaster
Matte BabelMatte Babel
13 October 1980
TV Host

Akshay KumarAkshay Kumar
09 September 1968
Adnan SamiAdnan Sami
15 August 1971

Bret HartBret Hart
02 July 1957
WWE Wrestlers

Nate BurlesonNate Burleson
19 August 1981
Football Commentator
Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968

16 September 1962
Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970

Samantha BeeSamantha Bee
25 October 1969
Journalist, Actor, Television actor, Screenwriter

Emily MaitlisEmily Maitlis
06 September 1970
Lauren SouthernLauren Southern
16 June 1995
Political Activist

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Ben MulroneyBen Mulroney
09 March 1976
Actor, Television presenter
Donald Stewart CherryDon Cherry
05 February 1934
Sports commentator

Charles KrauthammerCharles Krauthammer
13 March 1950

Robert MacNeilRobert MacNeil
19 January 1931
Television presenter, Author, Journalist, Writer

Monty HallMonty Hall
25 August 1921
Television presenter, Actor, Journalist
David FrumDavid Frum
30 June 1960
Harland WilliamsHarland Williams
14 November 1962

Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
09 June 1967

Joe WeiderJoe Weider
29 November 1920
Functionary, Editor

Lyse DoucetLyse Doucet
24 December 1958
Journalist, Television presenter
Cory DoctorowCory Doctorow
17 July 1971

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

31 May 1967
Professional wrestler, Singer, Journalist

Melyssa FordMelyssa Ford
07 November 1976
Model, Journalist

Mauro RanalloMauro Ranallo
21 December 1969
Disc jockey, Journalist
Natasha FatahNatasha Fatah

Bryan Lee O'MalleyBryan Lee O'Malley
21 February 1979
Bryan BaeumlerBryan Baeumler
18 April 1974
Television host

Ezra LevantEzra Levant
19 February 1972

Ashleigh BanfieldAshleigh Banfield
29 December 1967
Aden YoungAden Young
30 November 1971

George StroumboulopoulosGeorge Stroumboulopoulos
16 August 1972
Journalist, Radio personality
Ron MacLeanRon MacLean
12 April 1960

Amanda LindhoutAmanda Lindhout
12 June 1981
Journalist, Autobiographer

Suroosh AlviSuroosh Alvi
26 March 1969

Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,

Morley SaferMorley Safer
08 November 1931
War correspondent, Television presenter,
Geoff KeighleyGeoff Keighley

Neil MacdonaldNeil Macdonald
1957 AD

Sue JohansonSue Johanson
16 March 1930
Public Speaker

Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson
10 February 1939
26th Governor General of Canada
Pierre LaportePierre Laporte
25 February 1921
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
26 September 1869
Cartoonist, Animator, Screenwriter, Science
Kate BeirnessKate Beirness
08 March 1984

Lisa LaFlammeLisa LaFlamme
25 July 1964
News presenter, Journalist

Simon DeeSimon Dee
28 July 1935
TV Host
Adnan VirkAdnan Virk
25 August 1980

William Lyon MackenzieWilliam Lyon Mackenzie
12 March 1795
Elizabeth MayElizabeth May
09 June 1954
Writer, Politician, Journalist, Lawyer

Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
21 March 1976
Writer, Comics artist

Scott McGillivrayScott McGillivray
07 April 1978
Ian HanomansingIan Hanomansing
1961 AD

Peter MansbridgePeter Mansbridge
06 July 1948
Journalist, News presenter
Charles TempletonCharles Templeton
07 October 1915

Rex MurphyRex Murphy
29 February 1947
radio personality

Thomas D'Arcy McGeeThomas D'Arcy McGee
13 April 1825

Dave SimDave Sim
17 May 1956
Ralph KleinRalph Klein
01 November 1942
Politician, News presenter, Journalist,
Sheila CoppsSheila Copps
27 November 1952
Journalist, Politician, Autobiographer, Writer

Kerry ShaleKerry Shale
17 June 1958

Adrien ArcandAdrien Arcand
03 October 1899
Journalist, Politician

Pierre BertonPierre Berton
12 July 1920
Journalist, Historian, Writer
Michaela PereiraMichaela Pereira
26 August 1970

Avi LewisAvi Lewis
1968 AD
film director

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

Dan ShulmanDan Shulman
09 February 1967

Lloyd RobertsonLloyd Robertson
19 January 1934
News presenter
Daniel LavoieDaniel Lavoie
17 March 1949
Singer, Actor, Pianist, Songwriter

Andrew CoyneAndrew Coyne
23 December 1960
Columnist, Editor
David RakoffDavid Rakoff
27 November 1964
Essayist, Journalist, Actor, Writer

Steve PaikinSteve Paikin
09 June 1960
Journalist, Biographer
Lynn JohnstonLynn Johnston
28 May 1947
Darwyn CookeDarwyn Cooke
16 November 1962
comics artist