Anne-Marie Mediwake

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Anne-Marie Mediwake
Born Anne Marie Abeyesinghe Mediwake
1975
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Ethnicity Sinhalese
Occupation Formerly News Anchor of Global Toronto, and currently of CBC News Toronto
Years active 1993 – present
Spouse(s) Darryl Konynenbelt
Children Annabel Abeyesinghe, Maxim Bandara and Libby Abeyesinghe

Anne Marie Abeyesinghe Mediwake (born 1975 in Kandy, Sri Lanka) is a Canadian television news anchor.[1] Formerly co-anchor of Global Toronto's 6 p.m. News Hour, she was hired in September 2009 by the CBC News Network.[2] In October 2010, she became co-anchor of CBC News Toronto's supper hour newscasts, alongside Dwight Drummond.[3]

Her parents immigrated to Canada from her native Sri Lanka when she was just a child. They settled in southern Alberta and she started her television career in Lethbridge in 1993. Six years later she moved to Toronto where she was a reporter for CTV. While at CTV, she co-hosted the award-winning 21©, a current-affairs program aimed at Canada's younger generation, and reported for Canada AM and CTV National News.

Mediwake's father is Sri Lankan while her mother is of Scottish origin.[3] She is married to Darryl Konynenbelt, who is also a journalist and together they have triplets Annabel Abeyesinghe, Maxim Bandara and Libby Abeyesinghe who were born in 2007. An ongoing series on the pregnancy and the births was carried in the National Post.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Abeyewardene, Mahesh. "Triple banana omen for Anne Marie Mediwake". The Sri Lanka Reporter. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "CBC rebrands all-news network as CBC NN". Toronto Star, October 21, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Ashante Infantry (2010-10-12). "Diversity on the dial: New CBC co-anchors Anne-Marie Mediwake and Dwight Drummond". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 19 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 

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