Mary Ito

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Mary Ito
Mary Ito.jpg
Mary Ito in 2010
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Runnymede Collegiate[1]
University of Toronto
Occupation Broadcaster
Spouse(s) Carlo Ammendolia

Mary Ito is a Canadian television and radio personality who formerly hosted Fresh Air, CBC Radio One's regional weekend program in Ontario.[2]

Media career[edit]

While studying English at the University of Toronto, Ito became involved in the campus media outlets of The Varsity and what later became CIUT-FM.[3] Her first published work was a review panning the 1980 film Just Tell Me What You Want.[4]

After graduation in 1981,[5] she later attended Ryerson University’s Radio and Television program for one year,[5] before being offered a full-time position at CFRB.[6] After CFRB, she became a reporter and weekend anchor for CFTO-TV and then moved to become a reporter at Global.[2] She then hosted TVOntario's More to Life and Second Opinion, before becoming the host of CBC Television's Living in Toronto.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Ito lives in Toronto with her husband, Dr Carlo Ammendolia, and they have two sons and a daughter.[5]


  1. ^ "Runnymede Collegiate's Wall of Fame". Runnymede Collegiate, Toronto District School Board. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "About the Host". Fresh Air. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  3. ^ Glen, Krista; Rhind, Laurel (September–October 2005). "Cool Careers: Communications and Media" (PDF). TEACH. p. 28. 
  4. ^ Ito, Mary (February 13, 1980). "Marriage on the rocks: Films all washed up". The Varsity. p. 15. 
  5. ^ a b c Wolfson, Carmelle (Spring 2013). "A Georgian Touch at the CBC". The Shield. Toronto: Royal St. George's College. pp. 31–33. 
  6. ^ O'Mara, Matthew (December 23, 2013). "CBC Radio host Mary Ito living the news in Toronto and around the world". Nikkei Voice. Toronto.