Pic: David Donnelly, CBC
Pic: David Donnelly, CBC

Amanda Lang Returns To BNN, Will Contribute To Other Bell Media Assets

Award-winning Canadian business journalist Amanda Lang is set to rejoin Business News Network (BNN) in January. In addition to her role on the network, she will also contribute to a number of Bell Media properties including CTV News and iHeartRadio.

"I'm extremely excited to return home to BNN, where I originally began my career in Canadian broadcasting," she said in a press release.

In the same release, CTV News President Wendy Freeman stated: "As one of North America's most distinguished voices in business journalism, the addition of Amanda ensures our Bell Media properties continue to be a must-watch source for business news and analysis."

"With the addition of another prominent voice in Amanda Lang, the country's #1 business news team, BNN, has become even stronger," said Grant Ellis, General Manager, BNN. "Amanda's considerable skills as an anchor, reporter, and analyst make her an ideal fit."

Lang has been covering business news in North America for 20 years. Starting her journalism career at The Globe and Mail and then the National Post, she went on to play a vital role in the team that launched BNN's predecessor, ROBTV, in 1999. She then moved over to the channel's partner, CNN, as a reporter and anchor.

Lang returned to BNN/ROBTV in '02 as anchor of the network's flagship morning show before creating and hosting SqueezePlay with Kevin O'Leary. In '09, Lang left BNN to join the CBC as its senior business correspondent. Most recently she worked as an anchor for Bloomberg Television Canada.

Lang studied architecture at the University of Manitoba before becoming a journalist. Her best-selling book, The Power of Why, (HarperCollins, October 2012) explores the connection between curiosity and success. Her second book, The Beauty of Discomfort, was published earlier this year.

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