Wendy Mesley

With an award-winning career at CBC spanning 38 years as a journalist and anchor, Mesley’s numerous roles included hosting The Weekly with Wendy Mesley, a Sunday morning talk show about media and politics, Friday and Sunday night host of The National for 25 years, and hosting the primetime consumer investigation series Marketplace.

Mesley began her broadcast journalism career in Quebec, covering the first referendum on sovereignty and some of the most fascinating politicians of our times, including René Lévesque and Pierre Trudeau.

In 1985, Mesley moved to Ottawa as CBC's first female correspondent to cover the prime minister from the parliamentary press gallery for The National.

In 1994, she helped create and hosted CBC's Gemini Award-winning Undercurrents, a program that brought the traditional reporting of a current affairs show to media culture. 

Mesley has been recognized with three Gemini Awards for her work on Marketplace and Undercurrents, and the Canadian Screen Award for Best News Host or Interviewer for The National in 2017. In 2006, Mesley was honoured with the John Drainie Award for her contribution to Canadian broadcasting.

Wendy Mesley

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