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Peter Mansbridge

Peter Mansbridge is a English-born Canadian retired news anchor broadcaster,  who was born in the year 1948, 6th July. Peter is the correspondent head at CBC News and also he is one among the veteran hosts of The National that takes place at CBC Television newscast. For his hard work and efforts, Mansbridge has won plenty of awards and prestigious honors in his life time. He is also a doctorate from Mount Allison University, where Peter holds the responsibility as Chancellor till the year 2017 December. 

From 1988 to 2017, he was chief correspondent for CBC News and anchor of The National, CBC Television's flagship nightly newscast. He was also host of CBC News Network's Mansbridge One on One. Mansbridge has received many awards and accolades for his journalistic work including an honorary doctorate from Mount Allison University where he served as chancellor until the end of 2017. On September 5, 2016, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced that Mansbridge would be stepping down as chief correspondent and anchor on July 1, 2017, following coverage of Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations

Personal Life and Education

Peter was born in London,  England and his parents are Stanley Harry and Brena Louise. His father is an RAF wing commander and also a civil servant in Malaya, Canada, Britain and Alberta. Peter and his siblings Wendy and Paul were brought-up in Ottawa, Ontario. Mansbridge was educated at Glebe Collegiate Institute, however he was dropped, prior to finishing his degree there. During the years 1966 to 1967, Peter worked for the Royal Canadian Navy and finished his schooling at Trinity College School at Port Hope in Ontario.

Mansbridge has been married three times. His previous marriage to CBC colleague Wendy Mesley (January 6, 1989 – 1992) became regular tabloid fodder in Frank magazine as their marriage ended. He has been married to Canadian actress Cynthia Dale since November 14, 1998,and they have a son, William, born in 1999.Mansbridge has two daughters from a first marriage to Parm Dhillon, which ended in 1975.He lives in Stratford, Ontario with his family, and also has a summer cottage in the Gatineau Hills.

Personal Interests

Peter is one of the most popular and significant public speakers in Canada. He has made his presence in most stages? and shares his views and ideas on the National mood by means of political issues and social highlights. He is so passionate in his profession, his contributions to the nation are just dramatic, and moreover he outshines every other with his excellence in talk. He does not merely work as a newscaster, but he appears dynamic and spirited in his talk as well. He is indeed the active and bold voice of the nation. He respects the public and has won the viewers" respect with his incredible talk and presentations.

Among his hobbies, Mansbridge collects small mementos from his travels around the world, including rocks, soil and other “sentimental” items from various prominent historical places. He kept pebbles from a visit to the Battle of Dieppe site in France, dirt from Vimy Ridge, and sand from the beaches at Normandy, as well as pieces of the Berlin Wall and the Great Wall of China. A silver bracelet was bought on his trip to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's funeral, which is engraved only with the numerals “46664” — Mandela’s prisoner number on Robben Island.

Career

When serving at Churchill Airport in Manitoba in the year 1968, Peter got the opportunity to work as an RJ at the CBC radio station. Later he travelled to Winnipeg and worked as a reporter for CBC Radio, and further he switched his profession to be a reporter of CBC Television in the year 1972. Undeniably he is very successful in his career and also makes good income, being an anchor in the industry too.

Mansbridge is also an avid and longtime fan of the Winnipeg Jets, having attended the signing of Bobby Hull in 1972 while working as a reporter for CBWT.Mansbridge's public support for the Jets – including use of his Twitter account – is often seen as a humorous contrast to his balanced reporting style.To underline this image, Mansbridge is also known to occasionally make jokes at the expense of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Nonetheless, he continues to support his childhood Maple Leafs in a secondary capacity.Mansbridge had a voice cameo in the 2016 Walt Disney Animation Studios film Zootopia as "Peter Moosebridge," an anthropomorphic moose news anchor. In 2011, Conservative Member of Parliament, Brent Rathgeber, had questions regarding the compensation of Peter Mansbridge and other CBC personalities.


Quick Facts
Height: 1.84 m
Date of Birth: 06-07-1948
Alma Mater: Glebe Collegiate Institute
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Cynthia DaleCynthia Dale
Marriage Date: 1998
Divorced Date: 1992
Ex. Wife: Wendy Mesley, Parm Dhillon
Children: Pamela Mansbridge, Will Mansbridge, Jennifer Mansbridge
Profession: Broadcaster, News Anchor
Employer: CBC News Network
Birth Sign: Cancer
Birth Place: England
Nationality: United Kingdom
T.V. Show(s): The National, China In Crisis
Salary: $80,500.
Net Worth: $ 10 million.
Ethnicity: White
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Published : Oct 17 2013
Modified : Mar 6 2018