For more than five decades, Canadians trusted Peter Mansbridge to guide them through the political, economic, and cultural events that have shaped our nation. He is one of Canada’s most respected and recognizable figures, having spent 30 years as CBC News’ chief correspondent and anchor of The National.
During his career at CBC, which spanned 50 years, Mansbridge covered major Canadian and international events, from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, to 13 Olympic Games, 34 Canada Day celebrations, 12 Remembrance Day ceremonies, four D-Day anniversaries, and every visit by the Queen since 1970. He covered every federal election since 1972 (and anchored all ten since 1984) and conducted almost 15,000 interviews, including with Canadian and global leaders.
Mansbridge is also a bestselling author of three books, Mansbridge: One on One; Extraordinary Canadians: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation, and Off the Record. He has also contributed to The 100 Photos That Changed Canada, Canada’s Great War Album, and the essay collection 100 Days That Changed Canada.
In recognition of his extraordinary career, Mansbridge has received multiple national awards for excellence in broadcast journalism and 14 honorary degrees from universities in Canada and the US. He’s been a Fellow at Yale; a two-time named Chancellor of Mount Allison University, now its Chancellor Emeritus; and is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2008, he received Canada’s highest civilian honour, the Order of Canada.
Mansbridge retired from the CBC in 2017. Today, he is the president of Manscorp Media Services, where he develops documentary films. He is also the host of one of Canada’s leading political podcasts, The Bridge, which broadcast daily on SiriusXM. In 2016, Mansbridge also voiced “Peter Moosebridge” in the popular motion picture, Zootopia.
Mansbridge is a Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and a member of several boards and committees.