Jian Ghomeshi is an award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician and producer who was born in London, England, and is based in Toronto. He is the host and co-creator of the national arts and entertainment program Q on CBC Radio One and CBC TV. Since its inception in 2007, Q has garnered the largest audience of any cultural affairs program in Canada and has become the highest-rated show in its morning time slot in CBC history.
Jian has also presented a number of television documentaries, including The End, Screw the Vote and Philanthropy Inc., and spent three years as the host of the Gemini Award-winning CBC TV program Play. He has appeared as a contributor or guest on programs ranging from CNN Today and The National to Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
Jian's articles and opinion pieces have been published in the Washington Post, The Guardian, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the National Post, El Mundo and the International Herald Tribune.
As a singer, songwriter and musician, Jian was a member of the multi-platinum selling folk-rock group, Moxy Früvous. He has shared stages with a variety of artists including Bob Dylan, Ani Difranco and Elvis Costello. Jian continues to write and produce music through his company, Wonderboy Entertainment, and manages the international career of Juno-winning electropop performer LIGHTS.
Toronto's NOW Magazine named Jian "Best Media Personality in TV or Radio" in the fall of 2009. In September 2010 he was awarded the prestigious New York Festival international broadcasting gold medal for talk show interview of the year for his feature-length, world-exclusive interview with Leonard Cohen.