Michael Enright has been the host of CBC Radio One's The Sunday Edition since September 2000.
Enright's journalistic credits are impressive. Prior to joining The Sunday Edition, he hosted This Morning for three years, and he spent 10 years hosting CBC Radio's As It Happens.
Enright's innovative approach to the coverage of world events established As It Happens as a program that breaks through the boundaries of standard news broadcasting. He joined As It Happens after two-and-a-half years as managing editor of CBC Radio News. Prior to that, he held a number of important editorial positions with leading Canadian magazines and newspapers.
He has written for Time magazine and was the editor of Quest. As assistant managing editor of Maclean's, he oversaw the magazine's shift from a monthly to a weekly publication. Enright worked for The Toronto Star as a political writer and was Washington correspondent for the Globe and Mail. He received a Southam Fellowship for Journalism in 1979, and studied Chinese history.
In 1974, Enright hosted CBC Radio's This Country in the Morning. He has also been the temporary host of Sunday Morning, Cross Country Checkup and Montreal's morning radio show, Daybreak. Enright is known for his interviewing skills and investigative and information-giving journalistic reporting. He has hosted several specials following the events of September 11, and on the war in Afghanistan.
In the spring of 1991, Enright, with co-host Alannah Campbell and international affairs specialist Hal Jones, provided exceptional Gulf War coverage - starting with five hours of live, continuous broadcasts the night the war began. The coverage connected listeners to correspondents, diplomats, soldiers and war-torn families all over the world.
In 1998, Enright continued his interest in bringing unique and current coverage of world stories and issues to CBC Radio listeners when he travelled to Israel as it marked the 50th anniversary of the creation of the state. Enright also travelled to Ireland to report on the Referendum, before and after the results.
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