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Our Host, Gil Deacon

Gillian "Gill" Deacon, born and raised in Toronto, is an award-winning broadcaster and bestselling author. Gill's portfolio includes prominent roles at CBC including host of CBCTV's Code Green, weekly arts correspondent for CBC News Morning, host of CBC's flagship daytime show, The Gill Deacon Show and guest host for CBC Toronto's Here and Now program.

She was also a television host for CBC in Montreal and was at the forefront of various
programs with Discovery Science Channel in the U.S., and Discovery Channel in Canada. Gill is also the author of the national bestsellers There's Lead in Your Lipstick and Green for Life.

Before establishing her career in journalism, Gill taught elementary school children with learning disabilities, and worked as a bicycle tour guide in Europe and New Zealand.

Gill's interests include music, photography and painting. She has been part of various bands for the past 25 years and currently sings in a Toronto band called The Circumstantialists. Gill lives in Toronto with her husband Grant Gordon and is the mother to three boys ages 10, 12 and 14.