Mike Duffy

Mike Duffy – Biography

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Mike Duffy also called as Michael Dennis was born in the year 1946 in the month of 27th May. He is a veteran journalist and a Canadian legislator too. Before his designation with the upper house in the year 2008, Mike served as the Ottawa editor for CTV News Channel. Duffy is now independent in the Senate and he represents the Prince Edward Island.

Personal Life

Duffy started his career as a RJ at CFCY TV during the middle of 1960. He was born in Charlottetown at Prince Edward Island. Duffy further switched his career to print journalism teaming up with The Guardian at Charlottetown prior joining the CFCF. He served as an assignment editor during the year 1969 and later in the year 1971, Mike Duffy became a part of CFRA radio at Ottawa while he was employed as a political reporter there.

 In the year 1974, Mike became a part of CBC Radio’s Parliament Hill and he further served as a reporter in the year 1977 for The National. In the later years, Mike turned as the CBC lead reporter and the covered most of the interesting and significant stories of Clark, Trudeau and Mulroney governments. Mike is known popularly for his promising work serving as a journalist at Ottawa and he has also been the foreign correspondent too. In the year 1975 during the month of April, Mike encompassed the Fall of South Vietnam for CBC channel. Moreover Duffy was the final journalist prior the entry of North Vietnamese Troops and Cong Insurgents.

During the year 1988, Mike became a member of Baton Broadcast and also he was the first anchor for the Sunday News Program that takes place in the morning. That series lasted and came to an end during the year 1999. Further Mike Duffy switched over to anchor the show and worked as an interviewer at CTV News Channel. He is most popularly known as the “Ottawa Insider” and he got the chance to meet many elected officials in his program. Mike Duffy anchored 2 important programs at CTV News Channel while one program was Countdown with Mike Duffy and the other one was Mike Duffy live.

The other programs that are anchored by Duffy were the Parliament Hill which featured the most renowned and famous political figures of Canada and also the show involved some significant Canadian Commentators too. After the deviation of Duffy for the Senate, CTV News Channel renamed the program as On the Hill and further brought Graham Richardson to anchor the show. On the Hill show successfully ran for a month prior it was completely replaced by Power Play.

During the year 1990’s Mike processed with the Frank Magazine for a hatchment job. He encountered the satirical attack opposing his cost on Order of Canada.


In the year 1986, Duffy was awarded the ACTRA Award for covering the Turkish Embassy Attack at Ottawa in the year 1985. Also in the year 1994, Mike initiated the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 27 May, 1946
Age: 73 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Citizenship: Canada
Birth Place: Charlottetown
Gender: Male
Description: Canadian senator and former Canadian television journalist
Twitter Id: SenDuffy
Net Worth 2021: 5 million
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Last Modified: Jun 22 2020
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