Peter Mansbridge is the chief correspondent of CBC News. He anchors CBC's flagship nightly news program, The National, and all CBC News specials. He is also host of CBC's Mansbridge: One on One.
Mansbridge began his career in 1968 in Churchill, Man., where he helped develop CBC Radio's news service to Northern Canada. In 1971, he moved to Winnipeg as a reporter for CBC Radio, and in 1972, joined CBC Television. He became The National's reporter in Saskatchewan in 1975, and, in 1976, was named one of the program's parliamentary correspondents in Ottawa. He became chief correspondent and anchor of The National in 1988.
In more than 45 years with CBC News, Mansbridge has provided comprehensive coverage of the most significant stories in Canada and around the world. He's interviewed countless international leaders. And he remains the only Canadian journalist to interview U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron.
During a decorated career, Mansbridge has received 13 awards for excellence in broadcast journalism. He has also received nine honorary degrees from universities across the country, and has been recognized by leading universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2008, Mansbridge was made an officer of the Order of Canada by Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean. In 2009, he was named Chancellor of Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. In 2016, he was named to the Canadian News Hall of Fame and also in 2016 was awarded the prestigious Hy Solomon Award by the Public Policy Forum for public policy journalism.
Peter Mansbridge was born in London, England in 1948 and now resides in Stratford, Ontario.