Famous Canadian TV Hosts

Find out more about the greatest Canadian TV Hosts, including Robert Herjavec, Alex Trebek, Michaëlle Jean, Samantha Bee and Ben Mulroney.

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 1 Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee
Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: October 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Samantha Bee is a Canadian-American political commentator, television host, comedienne, producer, and writer. Bee achieved international recognition for her 12-year tenure as a correspondent on the late-night talk and satirical news program The Daily Show. In 2017, she was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list. In 2017, she also won a Primetime Emmy Award.

 2 Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek
Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: July 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada
Died: November 8, 2020

An eminent television personality, Alex Trebek is best known for hosting the popular game show Jeopardy since it was revived in 1984. He has also hosted many other game shows, both in America and Canada. In February 1991, he became the first person to host three American game shows at the same time. He is currently undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

 3 Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab, India

Akshay Kumar is one of the most popular and successful actors of Hindi cinema. He has been honored with several prestigious awards, such as Filmfare Awards, a National Film Award, and Padma Shri. Dubbed Indian Jackie Chan, Akshay Kumar is renowned for performing dangerous stunts in films.

 4 Adnan Sami

Adnan Sami
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

Adnan Sami is an Indian musician, singer, pianist, and music composer. Best known for his skills as a piano player, Sami was named the world's fastest keyboard player by Keyboard magazine. He is also widely regarded as the first person to have played Indian classical music on the piano. In 2020, he was awarded India's fourth-highest civilian award, Padma Shri. 

 5 Ali Velshi

Ali Velshi
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
Ali Velshi, a Kenyan-born Canadian broadcast journalist, is a familiar name in the business shows of NBC with which he has been associated after a long stint with CNN. Apart from being a business correspondent, he also reported extensively on hurricanes and the assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto. He worked for Al Jazeera America till its closure.

 6 Morley Safer

Morley Safer
Famous As: Broadcast journalist, reporter and commentator
Birthdate: November 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 19, 2016

Morley Safer was a Canadian-American journalist and correspondent for CBS News. He is best remembered for his tenure on the popular television news broadcast 60 Minutes. Safer is credited with contributing to the success of 60 Minutes, which is the most profitable and most-watched program in television history. During his 60-year career, Morley Safer received several awards including 12 Emmys.

 7 Lionel Blair

Lionel Blair
Famous As: Actor and comedian became known for his captain role on the comedic game show Give Us a Clue.
Birthdate: December 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: November 4, 2021
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 8 Bryan Baeumler

Bryan Baeumler
Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: April 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oakville, Canada

Gemini Award-winning Canadian TV host Bryan Baeumler soared to fame with shows such as HGTV’s Renovation Island and House of Bryan, which he was part of, along with his wife, Sarah Baeumler. Initially a construction business owner, he now also runs a website that connects homeowners with service providers.

 9 Catherine Herridge

Catherine Herridge
Famous As: News Correspondent
Birthdate: May 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

CBS News journalist Catherine Herridge has won multiple awards, such as the Tex McCracy Award, for investigative journalism and covered many international events such as the 9/11 attacks. She has also worked with FOX News and penned the book The Next Wave, which spoke about homegrown terrorism.

 10 Rick Martel

Rick Martel
Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: March 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Quebec City, Canada

Former Canadian wrestler Rick Martel, popularly known as The Model, was notorious in the wrestling circuit for using his fictional brand of cologne named Arrogance, which he would carry around and spray in his opponents’ eyes. His good looks also got him deals with designers in New York and Paris.

 11 Scott McGillivray

Scott McGillivray
Famous As: Carpenter
Birthdate: April 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto

The star of hit HGTV series such as Income Property and Moving the McGillivrays, Scott McGillivray also owns real-estate and entertainment firms. He is also a Habitat for Humanity Canada ambassador and has penned bestselling home improvement and real-estate investing books. He divides time between his homes in Ontario and Florida.

 12 Michaëlle Jean

Michaëlle Jean
Famous As: Former Governor General of Canada
Birthdate: September 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince

Michaëlle Jean is a Canadian stateswoman who became the first black person and Haitian Canadian to serve as Governor General of Canada, a position which she held from 2005 to 2010. In 2015, Jean became the first woman to serve as the secretary-general of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, a position which she held until the end of 2018.

 13 Neil Macdonald

Neil Macdonald
Famous As: journalist
Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Quebec City

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation journalist Neil Macdonald was born to an army man. He is known for his exceptional reporting of the Haitian political violence and the American economic crisis, which won him 2 Gemini Awards. He has also been a correspondent for the Canadian parliament and the Middle East.

 14 Adrienne Clarkson

Adrienne Clarkson
Famous As: 26th Governor General of Canada
Birthdate: February 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Central, Hong Kong

 15 Priyanka

Famous As: Television presenter, Drag queen
Birthdate: May 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitby, Ontario, Canada

 16 Thomas King

Thomas King
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roseville, California, United States

Thomas King is a Canadian broadcast presenter and writer best known for his books and interviews about the aboriginal people and their rights. Many of his works have earned prestigious awards. His book A Short History of Indians in Canada was honored with the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year Award in 2006.

 17 Michael Coren

Michael Coren
Famous As: Writer, clergyman
Birthdate: January 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Walthamstow, Essex, England

 18 Jeanette Jenkins

Jeanette Jenkins
Famous As: Fitness Trainer/TV Personality/Author
Birthdate: September 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ottowa, Canada

After graduating in human kinetics, Jeanette Jenkins started her own fitness brand, Hollywood Trainer, and now has a client list that consists of the who’s who of Hollywood, such as Alicia Keys, Pink, Queen Latifah, and Mindy Kaling. Her fitness programs include bikini bootcamps and power yoga.

 19 Joyce Cheng

Joyce Cheng
Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: May 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

 20 Luke Mockridge

Luke Mockridge
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany

Luke Mockridge is a television presenter and comedian best known for presenting the popular German TV program NightWash. Mockridge has also appeared in other TV shows like TV total and Quatsch Comedy Club. In 2013, he launched his own show titled Occupy School. In the same year, Mockridge was honored with the Best Newcomer Award at the German Comedy Awards.         

 21 Kevin Newman

Kevin Newman
Famous As: news presenter, journalist
Birthdate: June 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto

Canadian journalist Kevin Newman is best known as the chief anchor of Global National. The award-winning journalist has been reporting for 3 decades now and has covered everything from wars to elections. The Gemini Award-winning journalist has also won 2 Emmys and a Peabody Award for his work at ABC News.

 22 Kara Scott

Kara Scott
Famous As: journalist, poker player, Thai boxer
Birthdate: August 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alberta

Apart from being a popular TV host and journalist, Kara Scott is also a celebrated poker player. Audiences have loved her as a host on Poker Night Live. She has also been a columnist for poker magazines and has appeared in movies such as Sucker Punch.

 23 Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: High River

Named to the Ottawa Board of Trade’s list of 40 under 40, Catherine Clark is a popular TV broadcaster and the daughter of former Canadian PM Joe Clark. She heads her own communications consultancy, Catherine Clark Communications, and has co-established the podcast The Honest Talk.

 24 Billy Van

Billy Van
Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: August 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: January 8, 2003

 25 Joyce Davidson

Joyce Davidson
Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: April 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: May 7, 2020

After winning a beauty contest as a housewife, Joyce Davidson worked on a TV cooking show. The CBC TV broadcaster was once dragged into a controversy for stating that she was “indifferent” about Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Canada. Public backlash drove her out of the country, and she eventually settled in the US.

 26 Jack Webster

Jack Webster
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: March 2, 1999

Jack Webster was a journalist and television and radio personality. Nicknamed the king of the Vancouver airwaves, Webster was an influential journalist from the 1950s until his retirement in 1988. Webster's work inspired the establishment of the Jack Webster Foundation which gives away the prestigious Jack Webster Award every year to honor and promote excellence in journalism.

 27 Nathan Divinsky

Nathan Divinsky
Famous As: Mathematician, Chess player
Birthdate: October 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: June 17, 2012

Nathan Divinsky was a Canadian chess master, mathematician, chess official, and university professor. Divinsky achieved international recognition when he married Kim Campbell who served as the 19th Prime Minister of Canada. As a chess player, Divinsky represented his country at the Chess Olympiad on two occasions. As a chess writer, Nathan Divinsky contributed to several Canadian chess magazines.

 28 Matte Babel

Matte Babel
Famous As: TV Host
Birthdate: October 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Matte Babel is better known as Hollywood actor Shay Mitchell’s long-term boyfriend and the father of her daughter, Atlas. The Toronto-born Babel was a skilled footballer in his university days and then established himself as a music and reality show host. He also works with the agency that manages Drake.