Famous Canadian TV Hosts

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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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Jesse Palmer
(American football player, TV personality)
Jesse Palmer
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Birthdate: October 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
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Monty Hall
(Canadian Television Host Best Known as the Game Show Host and Producer of 'Let’s Make a Deal')
Monty Hall
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Birthdate: August 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: September 30, 2017

Although best remembered as the cheerful and friendly host of Let's Make a Deal, Molly Hall was also the co-creator and producer of this popular show. Born in Canada, he eventually moved to the USA, where he began producing and hosting number of television and radio shows, eventually being associated with a synonymous brain teaser called the Monty Hall Problem.

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Ali Velshi
(Host of the Show Real Money With Ali Velshi on Al Jazeera America)
Ali Velshi
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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.
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Mark Steyn
(Canadian Author and a Radio and Television Presenter)
Mark Steyn
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Birthdate: December 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Canadian author Mark Steyn is best known for his bestselling books such as America Alone and After America. A political commentator and critic, too, he has been in the news for his controversial comments on the LGBT community. He has also hosted Fox shows such as Tucker Carlson Tonight.

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Morley Safer
(Journalist Best Known for His Long Tenure on the News Magazine '60 Minutes')
Morley Safer
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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.

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Lyse Doucet
(Canadian Journalist, BBC’s Chief International Correspondent and Senior Presenter)
Lyse Doucet
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Birthdate: December 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bathurst, Canada

Lyse Doucet is a Canadian journalist who works with the popular broadcaster British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). She is BBC's current Chief International correspondent. One of the most respected and decorated Canadian journalists of all time Lyse Doucet has received several prestigious awards, such as the Royal Television Society Award, Peabody Award, David Bloom Award, and a Silver Sony Award. 

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Lionel Blair
(Actor and comedian became known for his captain role on the comedic game show Give Us a Clue.)
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Birthdate: December 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: November 4, 2021
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Rick Martel
(Professional wrestler)
Rick Martel
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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.

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Bryan Baeumler
(Television host)
Bryan Baeumler
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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.

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Neil Macdonald
(journalist)
Neil Macdonald
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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.

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Geoff Keighley
(Known for his work as a video game TV presenter and journalist in Canada)
Geoff Keighley
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Birthdate: June 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Canada
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Priyanka
(Television presenter, Drag queen)
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Birthdate: May 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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Catherine Herridge
(Author and Investigative Journalist)
Catherine Herridge
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Birthdate: May 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, 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.

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Shawn Desman
(Singer, Actor, Television Personality)
Shawn Desman
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Birthdate: January 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Known for his friendly and calm demeanor, Canadian artist Shawn Fernandes, better known as Shawn Desman, has soared to fame with his singles such as Dum Da Dum and Nobody Does it Like You. The Juno Award winner had decided to be a singer at the tender age of 9.

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Joyce Cheng
(Singer, Actress)
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Birthdate: May 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
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Michael Coren
(Writer, clergyman)
Michael Coren
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Birthdate: January 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Walthamstow, Essex, England
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Jeanette Jenkins
(Fitness Trainer/TV Personality/Author)
Jeanette Jenkins
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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.

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Luke Mockridge
(Comedian)
Luke Mockridge
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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.         

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Kevin Newman
(news presenter, journalist)
Kevin Newman
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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.

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Kara Scott
(TV personality, poker player)
Kara Scott
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Birthdate: August 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alberta, Canada

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.

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Catherine Clark
(Journalist)
Catherine Clark
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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.

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Billy Van
(Comedian, Actor)
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Birthdate: August 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: January 8, 2003
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Joyce Davidson
(Television presenter)
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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.

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Jack Webster
(Journalist)
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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.

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Nathan Divinsky
(Mathematician, Chess player)
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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.