Canadian Female Media Personalities

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Renee Paquette
(Canadian-American Television Personality Who Was a Sports Broadcaster for ‘The Score’ Network)
Renee Paquette
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Birthdate: September 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Renee Paquette is a Canadian television personality and host. She is best known for appearing in WWE, where she worked as an interviewer, presenter, and commentator from 2012 to 2020. In 2013, Renee Paquette received the Slammy Award for her work in The JBL and Cole Show. In 2020, she started hosting Oral Sessions, her own podcast.

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Lauren Southern
(Canadian Alt-Right YouTuber, Political Activist and Commentator)
Lauren Southern
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Birthdate: June 16, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Political activist and YouTuber Lauren Southern is also a prominent white nationalist. Initially an employee of The Rebel Media, she later also worked for Sky News Australia. She and two of her fellow anti-Muslim activists were refused entry at the Luton airport in the UK and even detained in 2018.

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Chrystia Freeland
(10th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada )
Chrystia Freeland
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Birthdate: August 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Peace River, Canada
Known as the Minister of Everything, Christina Freeland is Canada’s 10th deputy prime minister. She is also Canada’s finance minister and the first woman to hold the office. She has previously worked with the Financial Times, Thomson Reuters, and The Globe and Mail. She has also authored a bestselling book. 
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Jane Jacobs
(Journalist and Author Best Known for Her Book ‘The Death and Life of Great American Cities’)
Jane Jacobs
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Birthdate: May 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 25, 2006

American-Canadian journalist Jane Jacobs is best known for her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. A specialist in urban culture and its issues, she was one of the few women who excelled in a male-dominated field. The Vincent Scully Prize winner was initially scorned at as a housewife.

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Margaret Trudeau
(Author, Actress)
Margaret Trudeau
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Birthdate: September 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
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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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Ashleigh Banfield
(Journalist, former host of Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield and Early Start on CNN)
Ashleigh Banfield
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Birthdate: December 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Ashleigh Banfield is a Canadian-American journalist best known for hosting the popular television news program Banfield. A well-known journalist, Banfield has also hosted shows like Early Start and Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield on CNN. In 1994, she was honored at the NATPE Iris Awards with two awards under the Best of Festival and Best News Documentary categories.

Stephanie Beard
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Birthdate: August 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cochrane
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Amanda Walsh
(Actress, Former VJ)
Amanda Walsh
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Birthdate: October 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rigaud, Canada
 10 
Lisa LaFlamme
(News presenter, Journalist)
Lisa LaFlamme
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Birthdate: July 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kitchener
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Amanda Lindhout
(Journalist, Autobiographer)
Amanda Lindhout
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Birthdate: June 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Red Deer
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Olivia Cheng
(Actress, Journalist)
Olivia Cheng
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Birthdate: August 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
 13 
Sue Johanson
(Public Speaker)
Sue Johanson
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Birthdate: March 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 14 
Wendy Mesley
(One of the Most Recognized Journalists in Canada for Her Tough and Difficult Interviewing Style)
Wendy Mesley
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Birthdate: January 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
 15 
Adrienne Clarkson
(Governor General of Canada from 1999 to 2005)
Adrienne Clarkson
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Birthdate: February 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Central, Hong Kong

Adrienne Clarkson is a Hong Kong-born Canadian political leader and journalist. She is best known for her service as the Governor General of Canada from 7 October 1999 to 27 September 2005. Over the course of her career, Adrienne Clarkson has won many prestigious medals and awards such as the Canadian Centennial Medal and the Vimy Award.

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Irshad Manji
(Author and founder of the Moral Courage Project)
Irshad Manji
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Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
 17 
Michaela Pereira
(Journalist)
Michaela Pereira
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Birthdate: August 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saskatoon
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Bonnie McFarlane
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Birthdate: March 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cold Lake, Canada

Bonnie McFarlane is a Canadian-American writer and comedian best known for her participation in a reality TV talent competition show called Last Comic Standing, where she was the first comedian to be eliminated. McFarlane has appeared in popular TV shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and Late Show with David Letterman. 

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Mary Ann Shadd
(American-Canadian Activist, Journalist, Publisher and the First Black Woman Publisher in North America)
Mary Ann Shadd
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Birthdate: October 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: June 5, 1893

The first North American Black woman to publish a newspaper, USA-born Mary Ann Shadd was the founder of the Canadian newspaper, The Provincial Freeman. Concurrently serving as its anonymous editor and contributor, she also became one of the first women to pursue journalism in Canada. She was also one of the first Black women to earn a degree in law.

Natasha Fatah
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Birthplace: Pakistan
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Kate Beirness
(journalist)
Kate Beirness
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Birthdate: March 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Canada
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Hazel Mae
(Canadian television sportscaster)
Hazel Mae
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Birthdate: April 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tagbilaran, Philippines
 23 
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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Christine Simpson
(Journalist)
Christine Simpson
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Birthdate: October 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London
 25 
Joyce Cheng
(Singer, Actress)
Joyce Cheng
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Birthdate: May 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
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Dawna Friesen
(News presenter, Journalist)
Dawna Friesen
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Birthdate: October 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winnipeg
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Joyce Napier
(Parliamentary bureau chief for CTV News)
Joyce Napier
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Birthdate: June 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
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Tara Moss
(Author, Model)
Tara Moss
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Birthdate: October 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Victoria, British Columbia
 29 
Jeanne Sauvé
(Politician)
Jeanne Sauvé
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Birthdate: April 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prud’homme, Canada
Died: January 26, 1993
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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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Sheila Copps
(Journalist, Politician, Autobiographer, Writer)
Sheila Copps
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Birthdate: November 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamilton
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Lynn Johnston
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Birthdate: May 28, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Collingwood
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Candy Palmater
(Comedian)
Candy Palmater
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Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Point La Nim, Canada
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Christie Blatchford
(Columnist, Writer)
Christie Blatchford
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Birthdate: May 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
Died: February 12, 2020

Canadian journalist and author Christie Blatchford had created history as her country’s first sports columnist. Also known for her award-winning book Fifteen Days, which was based on her experiences in Afghanistan, she was associated with publications such as National Post. She unfortunately died of lung cancer at age 68.

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Rachel Marsden
(Journalist)
Rachel Marsden
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Birthdate: December 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vancouver
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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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Kate Beaton
(Comics artist and the creator of the comic strip Hark! A Vagrant.)
Kate Beaton
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Birthdate: September 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nova Scotia, Canada
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Thea Andrews
(Journalist, Sports commentator)
Thea Andrews
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Birthdate: October 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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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Heather O'Neill
(Novelist, Poet)
Heather O'Neill
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Birthdate: October 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Patricia Rozema
(Film director, Screenwriter)
Patricia Rozema
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Birthdate: August 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston, Canada
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DeAnne Smith
(Comedian)
DeAnne Smith
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Birthdate: July 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Endicott, New York, United States

Canadian comedy star DeAnne Smith is also an LGBT icon. Apart from being part of several comedy festivals and a podcast, she also had her own Netflix comedy special. She previously taught English in Mexico and was inspired by her then-girlfriend to pursue stand-up comedy as a career.

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Judith Merril
(American-Canadian Science Fiction Writer, Editor and Political Activist)
Judith Merril
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Birthdate: January 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 12, 1997

Sci-fi author Judith Josephine Grossman, better known by her pen-name, Judith Merril, is also known for editing several anthologies. After her father’s suicide, she was raised by her mother in the Bronx. That Only A Mother remains one of her best-known short stories and has been part of many anthologies.

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Elfi Schlegel
(Sportscaster, Artistic gymnast)
Elfi Schlegel
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Birthdate: May 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A pioneer of Canadian gymnastics, Elfi Schlegel was born to Swiss immigrants in Toronto. Starting training at age 7, she later earned a Pan American Games gold, 2 Commonwealth Games gold medals, and a World Cup bronze. Post-retirement, she became a successful sports commentator for channels such as NBC Sports.

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Joyce Davidson
(Television presenter)
Joyce Davidson
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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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June Callwood
(Journalist)
June Callwood
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Birthdate: June 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chatham-Kent, Canada
Died: April 14, 2007

Known widely as Canada's Conscience, journalist, author, and activist June Callwood had been associated with several publications, such as The Globe and Mail. She also established some of the first charity centers for women in Canada, opposed abortion laws, and co-founded the Writer’s Union of Canada.

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Kathleen Tynan
(Journalist)
Kathleen Tynan
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Birthdate: January 25, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Canada
Died: January 10, 1995

Kathleen Tynan was a Canadian-British journalist and screenwriter. The daughter of prominent Canadian war correspondent Matthew Halton, she followed in her father’s footsteps and pursued a journalistic career. She started writing novels and screenplays following her marriage to theater critic Kenneth Tynan. She also published theater and literary criticism. She died from cancer in 1995. 

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Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
(Journalist and a senior editor of The Nation)
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
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Birthdate: August 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Marie-Christine Lévesque
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Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Canada
Died: July 16, 2020
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Lila Bell Acheson
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Birthdate: December 25, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Virden, Canada
Died: May 8, 1984