CBC News Toronto: Our Team

More about Anne-Marie Mediwake

Anne-Marie Mediwake

Anne-Marie Mediwake is the co-host of CBC News Toronto at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. weeknights on CBC Television.

A veteran journalist, Anne-Marie's supper hour show recently won Best Local Newscast at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs). In 2014, she was also nominated for Best Local News Anchor at the CSAs. In 2011, Anne-Marie was named the GTA's Woman of the Year at the Consumer's Choice Awards, recognizing the trust she has earned from viewers for her commitment to journalistic excellence and her active community involvement.

Anne-Marie's portfolio includes prominent roles in CBC's local, national and international news coverage; from Jack Layton's state funeral to The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton from London and their Canadian tour. More...

More about Dwight Drummond

Dwight Drummond

Dwight Drummond has been a reporter and news anchor for over two decades. He was awarded the Ryerson University Alumni Award of Distinction and has been inducted into the Faculty of Radio and Television Arts Wall of Fame. Currently, Dwight is the co-host of CBC News Toronto, the flagship supper hour program and winner of Best Local Newscast at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards.

Dwight has done "just about every job there is to do in a newsroom" as he worked his way up through the industry.

Known for his exclusives, he's broken local stories that have gone national and has reported from the U.S., Caribbean and Africa. He had the lead story on CityNews' Gemini win for best newscast, and a top story for City's Edward R. Murrow win for best newscast. More...

More about Nil Köksal

Nil Köksal

Nil Köksal is an award-winning journalist and anchor with CBC
Television currently on assignment in Istanbul, Turkey.

Nil has reported extensively on international stories developing in
Turkey, New York and Washington, DC, including the first inauguration
of Barack Obama. More...

More about Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Mike Wise is the anchor of CBC News Toronto at 11, weeknights at 11:00 p.m. Mike's covered every beat including seven years as the Ontario Legislative reporter for CBC Television.

While there he created "Queen's Park: Making the Grade", an award winning series that followed several high school students as they developed their own private member's bills.

It was a unique experiment that saw the teens through the political process right up having their bills introduced and debated in the Ontario Legislature. More...

More about Jay Scotland

Jay Scotland

Born in Hamilton and raised in the small town of Dunnville, Jay Scotland is happy to be living and working so close to home here in the Golden Horseshoe. After completing his broadcast training at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Jay started his career as a radio announcer in Kingston. The opportunity to work in TV weather came quite unexpectedly when he was asked to step out from behind the mic and cover a few shifts in front of the camera at Kingston's local CBC affiliate CKWS TV.

From the moment he first held the "weather clicker" Jay was hooked! He soon made the move to Peterborough to become CHEX Television's full time weather specialist and later enrolled in Mississippi State University's renowned Operational Meteorology program. While working locally in Peterborough, Jay was given the opportunity to cover a few shifts on CBC News Network presenting the national forecast and would later join the network's national morning show full time after completing his meteorology studies. Jay is thrilled to be joining the incredible CBC Toronto team and to forecast locally for the GTA where he lives with his wife Kate and daughter Abby in Whitby.

When he's not busy serving up Toronto's weather, Jay can usually be found chasing after his very active daughter, hitting the mats at his local martial arts school or trying desperately to watch an entire movie before falling asleep on the sofa. Jay also holds the coveted "Weathercaster Endorsement" from the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS).

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Marivel Taruc

Marivel Taruc is the host of Our Toronto, our weekly look at what's happening in the city. The hour-long program airs Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays on CBC Television. She's already a familiar face in the newsroom as a reporter with CBC News Toronto at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm. Previously, she was the business anchor for CBC News: Morning. In her years as a financial and economics reporter, Taruc covered such stories as the economic aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, the unprecedented collapse and bailout of GM and Chrysler and the 2008 global economic meltdown. She has interviewed top newsmakers of the day, including business leaders and federal cabinet ministers.

Taruc began her career as a news reporter in her hometown of Winnipeg. While working at CBC Manitoba, she covered major events, including 1997's "Flood of the Century" and various federal, provincial and municipal elections.

Taruc graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.

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Michelle has been telling stories for two decades. She earned a Gemini nomination for her CBC documentary J's Story.

Her love of travel has taken her to cover stories in Newfoundland and New Brunswick, and much further afield. Michelle spent almost a decade living and working overseas covering the peso crisis in Mexico in 1994, the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997, the overthrow of Suharto in Indonesia and many other stories for both radio and TV.

Michelle moved back to Toronto because it feels like home. As frustrating as progress in this city may sometimes seem, this is the place she feels she has a stake in making better.

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Charlsie Agro is a videojournalist with CBC Toronto's weekend team. She was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario. Her academic and athletic pursuits eventually took her to Philadelphia and St. Joseph's University to play NCAA division one field hockey.

Off the turf, Charlsie pursued her passion for storytelling, interning with both ESPN and NBC. After graduating with a degree in English, History and Performing Arts, Charlsie got her start in local news at CHCH in Hamilton. Soon after she completed her graduate certificate in Journalism and New Media from Sheridan College. Charlsie then headed west to Victoria BC and then to Edmonton, AB where she worked as a videographer for CityTV.

When CBC Windsor came calling Charlsie jumped at the chance to head back to Ontario. While in Windsor Charlsie covered some of southwestern Ontario's biggest stories locally and for the network. She is looking forward to doing the same back home in the GTA.

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Natalie Kalata is a videojournalist for CBC Toronto. She shoots, writes and presents news for television, radio and online.

Born and raised in Toronto, Natalie started her career in Saskatchewan before being hired by CBC Newfoundland and Labrador in 2008. First in Labrador City and then St. John's, Natalie has covered it all, from hurricanes to hostage takings, to health care. Her work has been featured on CBC News Network, and the National.

In just three years, Natalie's stories have earned her and her newsroom, a Gemini Award, multiple Edward. R. Murrow awards and Atlantic Journalism Awards. In 2010 she was named new journalist of the year in Atlantic Canada. She has a degree in Communications from the University of Ottawa. In her free time you will find Natalie out running, playing soccer, or occasionally out acting in the theatre.

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John Lancaster is CBC's Network reporter for Toronto.

While he is assigned to cover a variety of stories, from breaking news to politics and sports, he is best known for his enterprise and investigative work. John has travelled across Canada, the US and abroad to bring Canadians his unique brand of story telling.

John has been awarded several RTNDA awards for his enterprise stories. He is a 2010 winner of a CAJ award for excellence in investigative journalism. He was also nominated in 2011 for a Gemini award for breaking news coverage. John's stories appear on The National, CBC Toronto and on CBC radio.

Contact Debbie Lightle-Quan

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Debbie Lightle-Quan was a high school and Queen's University athlete pursuing a career as a police officer when she was brought in as a ringer for CBC's The National baseball team. "The second I stepped into the newsroom, I knew CBC was the place I wanted to work."

Today, she puts her athletic skills to work as a video journalist on CBC News Toronto. She loves to play and cover sports. "I try to capture the essence of a person with my camera then tell the story of what motivates them whether they are a professional hockey player or a female kick boxer."

Debbie has two Gemini nominations for her work. She enjoys working and playing in Toronto with her husband and two children. She has three hobbies: "sports, sports and more sports".

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Stephanie Matteis started as a newspaper reporter almost two decades ago, earned a Masters in Journalism and has worked in television and radio ever since. She's been on-air and behind-the-scenes, as a national and local reporter, producer, director and writer.

Some highlights of Stephanie's career include an award-winning documentary about medicine for the Discovery Channel; a Gemini-nominated series for CBC; and a Gemini-award winning documentary for The National. She joined CBC News Toronto in Toronto in 2007.

She loves living in the world's most multi-cultural city and getting people to share their stories. At the end of the day, Stephanie says she simply feels lucky to be a storyteller and have an amazing outlet for that irrepressible impulse.

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