Jeanne Beker rose to the top of arts and culture media around the world as the iconic host of Fashion Television. A trailblazing professional and a successful entrepreneur, Jeanne is also the daughter of Holocaust survivors, and a breast cancer survivor. Her many awards include being made a member of the Order of Canada in 2014, and in 2016, she received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Jeanne’s years of media expertise — combined with her big, bold personality — guarantees that every project she works on is unforgettable.
Jeanne got her start in broadcasting at CBC Radio as an arts reporter in Newfoundland, and after three years, returned to Toronto to work at CHUM radio. Just four years later, she was co-host of Citytv’s ground-breaking music magazine series, The New Music, and in 1983, she helped launch “the nation’s music station,” MuchMusic. Jeanne later debuted as the host of the legendary Fashion Television — which ran globally for 27 years — establishing her as Canada’s “face of fashion.”
A seasoned writer, Jeanne has published five books. She is also a frequent guest on lifestyle shows, and has been at the creative helm of numerous fashion lines under her own label. Since 2015, Jeanne has worked as the style editor at The Shopping Channel (TSC) where she hosts the popular series, Style Matters, and the podcast, Beyond Style Matters. Most recently, Jeanne was co-producer on Kingdom of Dreams, a four-part documentary series examining fashion’s golden age.
Jeanne was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2022, but she hasn’t let it slow her down. Since her diagnosis, Jeanne has aimed to help normalize the conversation surrounding cancer and help eradicate the fear associated with the disease.
In her spare time, Jeanne enjoys travelling and relaxing at home with her partner Iain, and their dogs Gus and Oblio.