Sharon Lewis is a Canadian television personality from Toronto. She studied political science at the University of Toronto. She was an actress and author before being the host of counterSpin on CBC Television in 2001, and then hosted ZeD, also for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She began her career on counterSpin with a special on the September 11, 2001 attacks. She called herself an "activist," saying "It's a journalist's job to activate change through information... Who isn't passionate and is in the journalist field, otherwise I don't know what would drive you?"
According to the Toronto Star, in 2001 Lewis initially seemed "mousy and ill-informed" on counterSpin, but survived. A television critic also said that on ZeD Lewis was nicely easygoing. After leaving ZeD, Ziya Tong took over as host. Lewis established the company urbansoul inc., which promotes the art of minority women.
- John McKay, "Sharon Lewis finds activism experience a plus for new role as CounterSpin host," Western Star, Corner Brook, Newfoundland: October 6, 2001, pg. 30.
- "Sharon Lewis calls it quits," Packet and Times, Orillia, Ontario: June 19, 2002, pg. A.9.
- "Host of counterSpin Sharon Lewis quits," Toronto Star, June 18, 2002, pg. C.09.
- Alex Strachan, "Audacious, energetic and offbeat: That's ZeD on CBC," The Vancouver Sun, October 23, 2002, pg. B.6.FRO.
- "Hart House Lecture 2006: Biographies," University of Toronto, URL accessed 13 March 2007.
|This Canadian biographical article related to television is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|