Jennifer McGuire

Former Editor in Chief

Jennifer McGuire was General Manager and Editor in Chief of CBC News from May 2009 to February 2020. She came to journalism via a Bachelor of Science in Biology then a Graduate Diploma in Journalism. Her first media job was as an Associate Producer on the CBC Ottawa morning program. McGuire led the creation of many influential shows, including The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti.

Latest from Jennifer McGuire

Editor's Note

Why CBC started looking into violence in schools

Six months ago, we started investigating some troubling instances of elementary and high school students harming other students, physically and emotionally. The investigation took us in unexpected directions and revealed some surprising facts about violence in schools and how we track it.
Editor's Note

Canada Votes 2019: CBC News covers the election like never before

CBC News has launched its 2019 federal election coverage. For the next two months, we aim to bring you election-related journalism on air and online that is as broad and exciting as the country we serve.

Editors in Chief concerned by police raid on ABC

CBC News/Radio Canada Editors in Chief are concerned by police raid on Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Remembering Joe Schlesinger

Over an illustrious career, Joe Schlesinger played several roles at CBC both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. But perhaps his most remarkable story was his own.

Honouring Trina McQueen and Peter Mansbridge

Last week, two of our most respected journalists were recognized for excellence in their craft with lifetime achievement awards.

Our new Journalistic Standards and Practices

Editor in chief Jennifer McGuire explains why the time was right for CBC News to update its Journalistic Standards and Practices — the statement of principles that guides how CBC journalists serve Canadians.

Open courts and good journalism

It is our belief than an open court process is in the public interest, and appropriate in a democracy, so that citizens can assess whether justice has been served. And media coverage is generally the best way to facilitate that.

Protecting confidential sources is critical

Some of Canada's most prominent media executives went to Parliament Hill yesterday, arguing for legislation that would help journalists protect the identity of confidential sources.

Celebrating 20 years of — and looking forward to many more

While two decades may not seem like a lot compared to the 75 years since CBC News was established during the Second World War, it does make us one of the oldest digital news sources in Canada.
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Why CBC isn't naming all 450 Canadians in offshore leak

CBC News has come into possession of an enormous amount of information about Canadians' participation in offshore banking and other financial institutions.