Bell Media Welcomes Esteemed Business Journalist Amanda Lang
22 Nov, 2017, 08:26 ET
– Award-winning Canadian business journalist and anchor returns to BNN in January 2018 –
– Lang will also contribute across a range of Bell Media properties, including CTV News
and iHeartRadio –
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TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News, announced today that award-winning Canadian business journalist Amanda Lang is set to rejoin Business News Network (BNN) in January 2018. In addition to her role on the network, Lang 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," said Lang. "I'm honoured to soon work with BNN, CTV News, iHeartRadio, as well as other Bell Media properties, to deliver comprehensive daily coverage of the most significant business news unfolding here in Canada and around the world."
"We are absolutely thrilled to have Amanda make her return to BNN while also contributing to a range of Bell Media platforms, including CTV News," said Freeman. "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. She started her journalism career at The Globe and Mail and then the National Post. As New York correspondent, she was a key part of 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 2002 as anchor of the network's flagship morning show before creating and hosting SQUEEZEPLAY, a nightly issues-driven debate show with Kevin O'Leary. In 2009, 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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BNN – Business News Network is Canada's first English-language television and digital service devoted to helping Canadians invest, build their businesses, and protect their families' financial well-being. Along with 12 hours of market coverage, regular news updates, and direct access to the country's top financial minds, the network features the only televised stock ticker with real-time data from the TSX, NYSE, and NASDAQ. BNN delivers real-time content across market-leading digital platforms including up-to-the-minute business news, newsmaker interviews, and stock market analysis online at BNN.ca. Listen to BNN business news reports in syndication on Bell Media Radio and other participating radio stations. BNN is a division of Bell Media.
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For further information: Rob Duffy, Bell Media, 416.384.5717 or [email protected]; Renee Dupuis, Bell Media, 416.384.3154 or [email protected]
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