A veteran observer of Royal family milestones, including the marriage of Charles and Diana and the death of the Princess of Wales, CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge brings an unparalleled level of perspective to CBC's coverage. Mansbridge will anchor The National from London April 27-29 and host CBC News coverage of the ceremony.
In more than 40 years with CBC News, Mansbridge has provided comprehensive coverage of the most significant stories in Canada and around the world. In the past few years, Mansbridge has been the only Canadian journalist to interview two of the major new international leaders: U.S. President Barack Obama in 2009 and British Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010.
Beginning April 25, and for the whole week, wake up with CBC News Now and Heather Hiscox, live from London on CBC News Network. Hiscox will then kick off CBC News coverage on the royal wedding day at 2 a.m. ET.
Before she moved into the morning studio, Hiscox was out in the field. She was based in Toronto for three years as a reporter for The National and also travelled abroad, covering international stories for the program. She has worked extensively out of CBC's bureaus in Washington and London and was part of CBC's coverage team at three consecutive Olympic Games, in Athens, Turin and Beijing.
Host of CBC Radio One's World Report, Peter Armstrong will broadcast live from London the morning of the royal wedding.
Before joining World Report, Armstrong was a foreign correspondent for CBC Television and CBC Newsworld, based in Jerusalem. An award-winning journalist, he has covered three wars and reported in French and English from four continents. Armstrong has reported from the frontlines in Afghanistan, embedded with Canadian, U.S. and British troops. He has covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, travelling throughout Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. He also reported live from Barack Obama's ancestral village in Kenya the night of the American presidential election in 2008.
Managing editor of CBC's London bureau, Ann MacMillan has covered royal weddings for the past 30 years. In 1981 she reported on Prince Charles' marriage to Lady Diana Spencer. She was also on the scene for the weddings of Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, and most recently, the wedding of Prince Charles to Camilla Parker-Bowles. MacMillan started her career as a journalist at Toronto's CHIN radio station. In 1972, she joined the CBC as co-host of New Directions, a weekly program about senior citizens. When Global Television went on the air in 1973, she was hired as a news reporter. In 1975, she joined CTV in Toronto and later became Montreal bureau chief. In 1976, MacMillan was made bureau chief of CTV's London office. She joined CBC London in 1981 as a correspondent/producer for The Journal.
Co-host of CBC News Toronto, Anne-Marie Mediwake will be in London the week leading up to the wedding, reporting for the supper hour news programs across the country.
Mediwake's broadcast portfolio includes prominent roles in local, national and international news coverage. Prior to joining CBC, she co-anchored Global Television's Toronto flagship newscast, and nationally, Mediwake co-hosted CTV's Gemini award-winning investigative current affairs show 21C. While at CTV, she also reported for the programs National News with Lloyd Robertson, Canada AM and Newsnet .
London correspondent Susan Ormiston will report on the royal wedding for CBC News. For more than 25 years, Ormiston has reported from some of the world's most notable places: South Africa in 1994, as Nelson Mandela was elected president; Beirut under bombardment in 2006; and since 2007, she's brought Canadians closer to the Afghanistan war with her extensive reporting from Kabul to Kandahar and in between. In 2007, Ormiston won a Gemini for best reportage for her work from Afghanistan. She has three Geminis.
Adrienne Arsenault, a correspondent with CBC's London bureau for four years, returns to familiar turf to report on the royal wedding for CBC News.
Over the years, and across the continents, Arsenault's assignments have included disasters, conflicts, politics, sports and basic human dramas. She has won and been nominated for several Gemini awards, was named the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's journalist of the year in 2005, picked up a Gracie award for outstanding female correspondent and a Monte Carlo festival award for her coverage of the Zimbabwe election.
With CBC's London bureau, Tom Parry will report on the royal wedding for CBC Radio. Parry has been a parliamentary correspondent for CBC Radio news since 1999. He has travelled to Afghanistan four times since 2001 and covered Prime Minister Stephen Harper's first trip to Kabul and Kandahar in 2006.
A correspondent with CBC Radio One's World Report, Karen Pauls will be in London reporting on the royal wedding for CBC Radio.
Pauls has also worked in Toronto for CBC Radio's show This Morning, the national syndication service, Cross Country Checkup, the Toronto newsroom and Quirks & Quarks, where she produced a Question Show that won a New York Festivals gold medal. She has also worked in Halifax, covering everything from the G-7 riots to the dozens of diverted airplanes after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Andrea Lee-Greenberg will be in London to file stories and live updates from the field for CBCNews.ca.
Lee-Greenberg is a producer with the community and social media team at CBCNews.ca. Formerly a senior writer for the online daily desk, Lee-Greenberg was the associate producer for CBC Radio in Washington, D.C., from 2007 to 2009, where she helped cover the U.S. presidential election. She has also worked as a radio reporter at CBC Windsor, as an associate producer on an award-winning documentary for the fifth estate, and as the news director of the NPR station in Aspen, Colo.
Special correspondent: Ciara Hunt
Ciara Hunt is a royal expert who has joined CBC's team in London as a special correspondent. Formerly the editor-in-chief of Hello! Canada magazine, Hunt has a long history of covering the Royal Family.
In 2010, Hunt covered the visit of Queen Elizabeth II for CBC News, and she has regularly appeared on CBC News for other breaking royal stories. She is currently based in Boston, Mass.