Mary Lou Finlay
Toronto, Ontario

Mary Lou Finlay is a writer and radio and TV producer and host with more than 35 years’ experience on such programs as Take 30, Live It Up, The Journal, Finlay and Company, Sunday Morning and the flagship CBC Radio programme As It Happens, and she is the author of The As It Happens Files, published by Knopf in 2008.

She holds a BA in English and French literature from the University of Ottawa, which also awarded her the Meritas Tabaret Award in 2006. She has an honorary LLD from Dalhousie University. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University from 1985 to 1986 and is currently a fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Queen’s University.