News anchor Anne-Marie Mediwake is the co-host of CBC News Toronto at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. weeknights on CBC Television.
In 2011, Anne-Marie was named the GTA’s Woman of the Year at the Consumer’s Choice Awards, recognizing the trust she has earned from viewers for her commitment to journalistic excellence and her active community involvement.
Mediwake’s portfolio includes prominent roles in CBC’s local, national and international news coverage; from Jack Layton’s state funeral to The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton from London and their Canadian tour. Recently, Mediwake has brought viewers insightful interviews with former governor general Michalle Jean, humanitarian Stephen Lewis, feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem and Bollywood superstar Bipasha Basu.
Prior to joining CBC, Mediwake co-anchored Global Television’s Toronto flagship newscast. She helmed CTV’s Gemini Award-winning investigative current affairs show 21C and reported for CTV’s National News with Lloyd Robertson, Canada AM and Newsnet.
In 2004 Mediwake hosted Sri Lanka A Journey Home, a network news documentary that gave Canadians unprecedented access to the devastation after the Tsunami in her birth country of Sri Lanka including a rare interview with Tamil Tiger second-in-command S.P. Tamilselvan.
In 2007, Mediwake and her husband Darryl Koynenbelt expanded their family with triplets. She chronicled their experiences with pregnancy and birth in the popular and hilarious National Post column called the Triplet Journal.
Mediwake’s desire to give a voice and provide mentorship to young women is reflected in her active community outreach. She was nominated for Canada’s top 35 under 35.
Mediwake says her natural curiosity and passion for storytelling is rooted in her Scottish-Sri Lankan ancestry. She was also recently nominated for Best Local News Anchor at the Canadian Screen Awards and CBC News Toronto nominated for Best Local Newscast.