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About the Host

Mary Ito, host of Fresh Air
Mary Ito (Photo by John Lewis)
Mary has had a long history of broadcasting, most recently as host of CBC's "Living in Toronto". She worked at TVOntario for five years as host of a daily talk show called "More to Life" which covered an eclectic range of topics in health, education, arts and culture, business and family issues. Mary was also the host of "Second Opinion" on TVO - a panel show which dealt with controversial issues in health. She also worked at Global TV as the anchor of a daily health report called "Health Matters."

Mary has also worked at CFTO-TV as a reporter, host and weekend news anchor. She also worked previously in radio at CBC, and at CFRB as a reporter, host and producer.
Mary is active in the community with a particular interest in health. She has volunteered her services for many organizations including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the MS Society of Ontario, the Hospital for Sick Children, the Toronto Public Library and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.

She lives with her husband and three children in Toronto.