Amanda Lang

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Amanda Lang
Born (1970-10-31) 31 October 1970 (age 44)[1]
Alma mater
Parents Otto Lang and Adrian Macdonald
  • Maria (deceased sister)
  • Andrew (brother)
  • Timothy (brother)
  • Gregory (brother)
  • Elisabeth (sister)
  • Adrian (twin sister)

Amanda Lang (born October 1970) is a Canadian journalist and senior business correspondent for CBC News. She anchors the daily The Exchange with Amanda Lang on CBC News Network. She is the former anchor for Business News Network where she hosted SqueezePlay and The Commodities Report.

Life and career[edit]

She is the daughter of Otto Lang, a Liberal party MP and federal cabinet member during the 1960s and 1970s. Her stepfather, Donald Stovel Macdonald, was also a federal Cabinet minister.[2]

She attended St Mary's Academy in Winnipeg, Manitoba and studied architecture at the University of Manitoba.[3] She began her career in journalism at The Globe and Mail in the InfoGlobe unit.[4]

Lang was later the New York correspondent for the National Post (after it acquired the Financial Post). She got her start in television as an anchor and reporter with CNN in New York where she reported from the New York stock exchange for American Morning, and anchored programs on CNN's then-financial network, CNNfn.

Moving back to Canada, she became an anchor for Business News Network and was host of both SqueezePlay and The Commodities Report.

She announced on 17 July 2009, that that episode of SqueezePlay would be her last, saying she was leaving BNN to pursue other opportunities.[citation needed] Starting on 26 October 2009, Lang and Kevin O'Leary began anchoring The Lang & O'Leary Exchange, a new business program on CBC News Network airing weekdays (as of 1 March 2010) at 7 pm Eastern Time,[5][6][7] on which she has interviewed people such as Brian Mulroney, former prime minister of Canada.[8]

Her book, The Power of Why,[9] came out in 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Lang was married to Vincent Borg until they separated in 2012.


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  2. ^ The Amanda Lang Exchange, Ryerson Review of Journalism, Summer 2012,
  3. ^ The Amanda Lang Exchange, Ryerson Review of Journalism, Summer 2012,
  4. ^ The Power of Why, Chapter 3, page 5 (e-book)
  5. ^ "Canadian Who's Who 2008". 
  6. ^ "Personalities". Business News Network. Retrieved 23 October 2008. 
  7. ^ "Amanda Lang". CBC News. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  8. ^ CBC show aired on 25 Dec 2012 segment Free Trade turns 25
  9. ^ The Power of Why, Harper Collins Canada, 2012

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