Carol Off

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Carol Off
Carol Off at the Eden Mills Writers Festival in 2017
Off at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 2017
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario
ShowAs It Happens
NetworkCBC Radio One
Spouse(s)Linden MacIntyre (m. 2000)

Carol Off is a Canadian journalist, commentator, and author associated with CBC Television and CBC Radio.


Off has been a host of CBC Radio One'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 was part of the board of directors of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression from 2001 to 2007.[2] She was awarded ACTRA's John Drainie Award, for distinguished contributions to Canadian broadcasting, in 2008.[3]

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 wrote 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.[4]

Off grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[5] 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.[6]

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. ^ "CJFE Gala Chair Carol Off interviewed by George Stroumboulopoulos". CJFE | Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  3. ^ CBC journalist Carol Off wins broadcasting award. CBC News, July 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Chocolate a product of child slavery, says CBC broadcaster". Revolutionary Speaker Series, University of Alberta Student's Union. 2006-11-11. Archived from the original on 2008-05-23. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
  5. ^ Butler, Colin (November 23, 2000). "Grad returns with book - The Lion, the fox, the eagle and Carol Off". Western Gazette. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  6. ^ Dowling, Karmen (October 1, 2009). "Alumni Awards of Merit - 2009". Western News. Retrieved October 30, 2014.

External links[edit]