Host of Close to Home

Carmen Klassen

Carmen Klassen - Host of Close to HomeCarmen was born in Kitchener, Ontario but spent most of her youth in Thunder Bay. She received an Honours B.A. in English at Thunder Bay's Lakehead University and then studied Theatre at Lancaster University in the UK.

Carmen got her start in broadcasting at CBC Thunder Bay doing theatre reviews. That work led to her being hired as the host of the afternoon show there. She then moved to Halifax and worked as CBC's Maritime Arts Producer for four years. In December 2003, she signed on as the host of Mainstreet. She did a stint as an associate producer for Maritime Noon in 2009. Carmen currently hosts All the Best in the Maritimes and Close to Home.

Most of Carmen's extra-curricular time is spent at home enjoying time with her husband, two daughters - and when there's a rare lull - the cat.