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List of notable or famous presenters from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top presenters born in Canada and even some popular presenters who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian presenters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These presenters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known presenter from Canada is included when available.

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Alex Trebek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 77 George Alexander "Alex" Trebek is a Canadian American television personality. He has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984, and has also hosted a number of ...more

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Anna Olson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 50 Anna Olson is a professionally trained pastry chef. She resides in Welland in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada. She is the host of Bake with Anna Olson on Food Network Canada. She was ...more

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Art Linkletter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Died at 98 (1912-2010) Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter was a Canadian-born American radio and television personality. He was the host of House Party, which ran on CBS radio and television for 25 years, and ...more

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Benny Yau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 37 Benny Yau, born May 8, 1980 in Hong Kong; immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1988; is a Canadian television presenter, actor, and singer formerly affiliated with Fairchild TV.

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Beto Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 50 Luis Alberto Cuevas Olmedo, better known as Beto Cuevas, is a Chilean-Canadian singer, plastic artist, painter, and actor. He is the lead singer for Chilean band La Ley. In 2008 he launched his ...more

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Bob Willson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Bob Willson age 90 Bob Willson was a host of programs on CBC Television in Winnipeg and Toronto. His broadcasting career started at the age of 18 at CFGP Grande Prairie, Alberta. In 1947 he moved to CKUA Edmonton. ...more

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Byron MacGregor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Died at 47 (1948-1995) Byron MacGregor was a Canadian news anchor and news director.

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Cameron Mathison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 48 Cameron Arthur Mathison is a Canadian actor and television host, perhaps best known for his role as Ryan Lavery on All My Children — a role which he played from December 15, 1997 to 2002, and ...more

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Daniela Sanzone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Daniela Sanzone is an Italian and Canadian journalist. She lives in Toronto where she is a Teaching Assistant and a PhD candidate at York University in Communication and Culture Graduate joint ...more

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Danny Finkleman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 76 Danny Finkleman is a Canadian journalist and radio host, best known for his work on CBC Radio. He was host of Finkleman's 45s from 1985 until 2005, when he retired from CBC. On October 12, 2013, ...more

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David Jensen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 67 David Alan "Kid" Jensen is a Danish Canadian-born British radio DJ.

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Graham Kerr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 84 Graham Kerr is an English cooking personality who is best known for his television cooking show The Galloping Gourmet.

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Gregory Charles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 50 Gregory Charles is a Quebec performing artist of French Canadian and Trinidadian origin.

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Greta Podleski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Greta Podleski is a 2001 JBF Awards nominee for Focus on Health Award.

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Hannah Simone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 37 Hannah Simone is a Canadian television hostess, actress, and former fashion model. From May 2006 to November 2008, she worked as a VJ for MuchMusic in Canada, and is best known for portraying ...more

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Harvey Lowe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Died at 91 (1918-2009) Harvey Lowe was a Canadian radio presenter and world yo-yo champion.

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Howie Mandel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 62 Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel is a Canadian comedian, actor, television host, and voice actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the show's ...more

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James Barber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Died at 84 (1923-2007) James Barber was an English-born Canadian cookbook author and host of The Urban Peasant, a CBC cooking show. Barber worked as an engineer before becoming a food critic for The Province. He ...more

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Janet Podleski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Janet Podleski is a 2001 JBF Awards nominee for Focus on Health Award.

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Jay Purvis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 42 Jay Purvis is a former model and television host. Purvis was a co-host of Kitchen Equipped, which was shown on Food Network Canada, Purvis also hosted HGTV. Purvis now hosts The Fix which airs ...more

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Jeanne Beker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 66 Jeanne Beker, CM is a Canadian television personality, fashion designer, author and newspaper columnist.

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Jody Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 41 Jody Rae Thompson is a Canadian actress working in film and television.

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John Barbour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 84 John Barbour is an actor, comedian, and television host, known as one of the hosts of the reality television series Real People.

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John Drainie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Died at 50 (1916-1966) John Robert Roy Drainie was a Canadian actor and television presenter, who was called "the greatest radio actor in the world" by Orson Welles. Drainie was most famous in Canada for two ...more

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John Roberts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 61 John D. Roberts is a Canadian-born television journalist for the Fox News Channel as a national correspondent based in Atlanta. He joined Fox News in January 2011. Prior to Fox News, Roberts was ...more

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Josiah Lau is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Josiah Lau age 78 Josiah Lau Ka Kit is an English language teacher in Hong Kong who hosted "One Minute's English" on RTHK, an English-teaching TV programme of the 1990s. He studied at the University of ...more

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Kara Scott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Kara Scott age 40 Kara Scott is a Canadian TV personality, journalist and poker player. Born in northern Alberta, Canada, Scott moved to the United Kingdom in 1999 and worked in the UK media until 2009 when she ...more

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Kim Poirier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 38 Kim Poirier is a Canadian actress, singer, film producer, and television host.

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Kristine Sa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 35 Kristine Sa is a Vietnamese Canadian singer and songwriter as well as a television producer and host. Her career began with music in 2000, and has gone on to include a wide range of mediums. Her ...more

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Leslie Roberts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 55 Leslie Roberts is a Canadian journalist and TV personality and was the executive editor and anchor for Global Toronto from 2001 to 2015, hosting the station's News Hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and ...more

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Lionel Blair is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 86 Lionel Blair is a British actor, choreographer, tap dancer and television presenter.

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Lyse Doucet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 61 Lyse Marie Doucet OBE is a Canadian journalist who is the BBC's Chief International Correspondent and an occasional Contributing Editor. She presents on BBC World Service radio and BBC World ...more

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Mark Kelley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Mark Kelley is a nominee in the 24th Gemini Award for Best Sports Feature Segment.

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Mitsou is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 47 Mitsou Annie Marie Gélinas is a Canadian pop singer, businesswoman, television and radio host, and actress. She is credited as Mitsou Gélinas when acting, but records simply as

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Nancy Castiglione is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 37 Nancy Jane is a half Italian and half Filipina actress and singer in the Philippines.

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Natasha Eloi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Natasha Eloi Natasha Eloi is a Canadian television personality and videographer. She is most often seen on the Space channel as a space, science and technology reporter and on The Circuit as the resident toy ...more

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Natasha Stillwell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Natasha Stillwell is a television reporter and producer, known in Canada for the television show Daily Planet, on Discovery Channel Canada and in Northern and Central Scotland for her reporting ...more

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Paul Watson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 67 Paul Franklin Watson is a Canadian environmental activist, who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a direct action group focused on marine conservation. The Toronto native joined a ...more

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Peter Togni is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Peter Togni age 58 Peter Anthony Togni is a freelance Canadian composer and broadcaster based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. "Togni's music is deeply felt, simply put, well-crafted and irradiated by a personal ...more

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Phyllis Webb is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 91 Phyllis Webb, OC is a Canadian poet and radio broadcaster. The Canadian Encyclopedia describes her as "a writer of stature in Canadian letters", and calls her work "brilliantly ...more

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Pierre Bouvier is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 38 Pierre Charles Bouvier is a Canadian musician and composer who is best known as the lead singer and occasional guitarist of the pop punk band Simple Plan.

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Queen Malo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Queen Malo age 71 Queen Malo is a radio and television host.

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Rob Rainford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 51 Rob Rainford is a Canadian chef, author of Rob Rainford's Born to Grill and former host of Licence to Grill on Food Network Canada, Discovery Home in the U.S. and Asian Food Channel across Asia. ...more

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Robert Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Died at 86 (1916-2002) Robert Whitehead was a theatre producer. His first production was Medea, starring Judith Anderson and John Gielgud, and he won the Outer Critics Circle Award five times. He was nominated for 19 ...more

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Roch Voisine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Roch Voisine age 55 Joseph Armand Roch Voisine, OC better known as Roch Voisine, is a Canadian Acadian singer-songwriter, actor, and radio and television host who lives in Montreal, Quebec and Paris, France. He ...more

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Samantha Taylor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 60 Samantha Taylor was the host of the CBC Television music video program Video Hits from 1984 to 1989. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, as Myroslava Lastivka Lydia Luciw. Her family moved to ...more

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Simon Dee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Died at 74 (1935-2009) Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd, better known by his stage name Simon Dee, was a British television interviewer and radio disc jockey who hosted a twice-weekly BBC TV chat show, Dee Time, in the late ...more

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Stacey McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
Stacey McKenzie is a Canadian fashion model, runway coach and most recently a model coach and judge on the Canadian reality television show Canada's Next Top Model.

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Zain Verjee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 44 Zain Verjee is a Kenyan Canadian journalist, who was born and raised in Kenya prior to immigrating to Canada. Verjee is co-anchor of CNN International's European daytime program World One. ...more

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Zarqa Nawaz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Presenters from Canada
age 50 Zarqa Nawaz is a British-Canadian freelance writer, journalist, broadcaster, and filmmaker of Pakistani origin.