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Peter Mansbridge

Chief correspondent for CBC News, and anchor of The National

Mansbridge began his career in 1968 in Churchill, Man., where he helped develop CBC Radio's news service to Northern Canada. In 1971, he moved to Winnipeg as a reporter for CBC Radio, and in 1972, joined CBC Television. He became The National's reporter in Saskatchewan in 1975, and, in 1976, was named one of the program's parliamentary correspondents in Ottawa. He became chief correspondent and anchor of The National in 1988.

In more than 40 years with CBC News, Mansbridge has provided comprehensive coverage of the most significant stories in Canada and around the world. In the past few years, Mansbridge has been the only Canadian journalist to interview two of the major new international leaders-U.S. President Barack Obama in 2009, and in 2010, British Prime Minister David Cameron.

During a decorated career, Mansbridge has received 12 Gemini Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism. He has also received eight honorary degrees from universities across the country and he has also been recognized by leading universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2008 Mansbridge was made an officer of the Order of Canada by Gov. Gen., Michaƫlle Jean. In 2009, he was named Chancellor of Mount Allison University in New Brunswick.

Peter Mansbridge was born in London, England in 1948 and now resides in Stratford, Ont.