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Evan Solomon

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Evan Solomon
Evan Solomon.jpg
Evan Solomon, 2011
Born (1968-04-20) April 20, 1968 (age 47)
Toronto, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Writer and television host
Employer Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (1994-2015)[1]
Sirius XM Canada (2015-present)
Maclean's (2015-present)

Evan Solomon (born April 20, 1968) is a Canadian writer, magazine publisher and radio-television journalist, who formerly hosted the nightly series Power & Politics on CBC News Network[2] and CBC Radio One's weekly political affairs series The House.[3]

Education

Soloman graduated from high school at Crescent School in Toronto, Ontario. He then graduated from McGill University in English literature and religious studies.

Career

In 1992, Solomon co-founded Shift with Andrew Heintzman. Originally an arts and culture magazine, Shift evolved to focus particularly on technology and Internet culture. Solomon left the magazine in 1999 to promote his first novel, Crossing the Distance. Solomon has also worked as a broadcaster, hosting the series The Changemakers, FutureWorld and Hot Type for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2004, Solomon worked as co-editor, with Heintzman, on Fueling the Future: How the Battle Over Energy is Changing Everything. He was the co-anchor with Carole MacNeil of CBC News: Sunday and CBC News: Sunday Night from 2004 to 2009, and joined CBC News Network in the fall.[4]

On June 9, 2015, Solomon was fired from CBC for allegedly taking secret commissions for brokering art sales of items owned by his friend and art collector Bruce Bailey to people he was connected to through his CBC position.[5]

In August 2015, Sirius XM Canada announced that it had hired Solomon to host a political talk show, Everything Is Political, on its Canada Talks channel.[6] The series will cover the 2015 election.[6] Solmon is also writing a column for Maclean's magazine for the duration of the election campaign.[7]

References

  1. ^ "CBC fires Power and Politics host Evan Solomon". CTV News. 2015-06-09. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Solomon to host new Newsworld show". The Globe and Mail, July 16, 2009.
  3. ^ "CBC Radio One Appoints New Host for 'The House'". Broadcaster, September 8, 2011.
  4. ^ "Major changes ahead at CBC News". The Globe and Mail, June 19, 2009.
  5. ^ Donovan, Kevin (June 9, 2015). "CBC host Evan Solomon fired after Star investigation finds he took secret cut of art deals". Toronto Star. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Evan Solomon lands new politics program on radio". Toronto Star, August 5, 2015.
  7. ^ "Evan Solomon lands new politics program on radio". Toronto Star. August 5, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015.