Anna Maria Tremonti

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Anna Maria Tremonti
Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Radio's The Current, makes a point at Muzzled Media -- The Global Challenge (5864166263).jpg
Makes a point at Muzzled Media in 2011
Born (1957-07-02) July 2, 1957 (age 62)
Alma materUniversity of Windsor
Partner(s)John Filion
ShowThe Current
NetworkCBC Radio One

Anna Maria Tremonti (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian radio and television journalist who has been featured on a variety of radio and television programs on the CBC.

She has served as a senior reporter for The National, where she won two Gemini Awards,[1] and a host of The Fifth Estate, where she won a Gracie Award.[2] From 2002 until 2019, she hosted CBC Radio One's morning news and current affairs program The Current;[3] in May 2019, she announced that she would retire from the program at the end of her 17th season, and will transition to a new role creating and hosting two new CBC podcasts.[4]

Born in Windsor, Ontario, she began her journalism career at the University of Windsor student newspaper, The Lance, and the university's radio station, CJAM.[5]

Her later experiences included private broadcasting contracts in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia at CKEC Radio and Toronto before serving with the CBC in Fredericton, Halifax, Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto. She also worked as a CBC correspondent in Europe, and was for several years the chief CBC correspondent in the Middle East.[6]

She is the partner of Toronto city councillor John Filion.[7]


  1. ^ "CBC big Gemini winner". Vancouver Sun, October 3, 1998.
  2. ^ Electric Current Archived May 2, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, by Marianne Delija, at the Ryerson Review of Journalism; published June 2004; retrieved May 1, 2014
  3. ^ "Anna Maria Tremonti switches to radio". Toronto Star, July 24, 2002.
  4. ^ "Anna Maria Tremonti leaves CBC’s The Current after 17 seasons". The Globe and Mail, May 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "Toll of wars vivid for broadcaster". Windsor Star, March 27, 2002.
  6. ^ "Reporter savours dream job in Israel". Ottawa Citizen, July 4, 1998.
  7. ^ Acknowledgements in Filion's book The Only Average Guy: Inside the Uncommon World of Rob Ford. Random House of Canada, 2015. ISBN 9780345816016.

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