Carol Off

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Carol Off
Alma mater University of Western Ontario
Occupation Radio journalist, television journalist, author
Spouse(s) Linden MacIntyre (m. 2000)

Carol Off is a Canadian television and radio journalist, associated with CBC Television and CBC Radio. She has been a host of CBC Radio's As It Happens since 2006.[1] Previously a documentary reporter for The National, Off also hosted the political debate series counterSpin on CBC Newsworld.

She is the vice-president of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. She was awarded ACTRA's John Drainie Award, for distinguished contributions to Canadian broadcasting, in 2008.[2]

Off has also written several books on the Canadian military, including The Lion, the Fox, and the Eagle (2000) and The Ghosts of Medak Pocket: the Story of Canada's Secret War (2005, ISBN 0-679-31294-3). In 2006, she released a book, Bitter Chocolate, about the corruption and human rights abuses associated with the cocoa industry. She claimed that French-Canadian journalist Guy-André Kieffer, who was kidnapped in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire in 2004, had been murdered for exposing Ivorian government corruption in connection with cocoa.[3]

Off grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[4] She got her start in journalism as a staff writer for The Gazette, the student newspaper at The University of Western Ontario. She graduated with a B.A. degree from Western in 1981.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Off married fellow CBC broadcaster Linden MacIntyre in 2000.


  1. ^ CBC journalist Carol Off to host 'As It Happens'. CBC News, May 18, 2006.
  2. ^ CBC journalist Carol Off wins broadcasting award. CBC News, July 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "Chocolate a product of child slavery, says CBC broadcaster". Revolutionary Speaker Series, University of Alberta Student's Union. 2006-11-11. Retrieved 2007-08-25. 
  4. ^ Butler, Colin (November 23, 2000). "Grad returns with book - The Lion, the fox, the eagle and Carol Off". Western Gazette. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ Dowling, Karmen (October 1, 2009). "Alumni Awards of Merit - 2009". Western News. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 

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