Wendy Mesley

Wendy Mesley is a Canadian journalist, television reporter, and former host of The Weekly with Wendy Mesley, a Sunday morning chat show on CBC and CBC News Network about journalism, politics, and broadcast technology. Wendy has established herself as one of the most talented broadcast journalists as the host of the popular investigation series "Marketplace."

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Background and Age

Wendy Mesley was born on January 8, 1957, in Montreal, in Quebec. Wendy was the only child of her parents. She grew up to be very confident and positive. Mesley never compromises anything to accomplish her goals and targets. When she was in secondary school, she did part-time work at CHUM radio. She further completed her graduation at Ryerson by studying journalism.

Marriage, Husband, and Kids

Wendy married her co-host Peter Mansbridge who was working for the same channel, CBC. However, the relationship didn't last long, and the wedding relationship came to an end in the year 1992. Later, in a few years, Wendy remarried a marketing executive Liam McQuade, on April 17, 1998. They have a daughter, and her name is Kate Rae McQuade.

Career and Net Worth

Wendy Mesley's talents and skills in the investigative field have brought a great twist in her profession and career. In 1994, she became the CBC's parliament correspondent, and also she appeared as the host for Sunday Report. In the year 2002, Wendy served as the co-anchor of Marketplace, and also she was a nominee of the Gemini Award.

Wendy regularly appears in CBC's consumer investigation marketplace, and she often appears in the flagship program, The National that takes place every day in the evening news. Wendy also co-anchored a show, "Test the Nation," sharing the stage with Brent Bambury. Later in 2001 – 2002, she worked as a co-anchor for the newsmagazine at CBC News, including Disclosure with Diana Swain. She formerly anchored a technology and media series titled 'Undercurrents' during the year 1994 – 2001.

Wendy has become a popular journalist and fearless woman throwing confident questions that can delicately shatter the opponent. Wendy's strong presence landed her the position of regular Sunday anchor on the program. CBC started making preparations for creating a morning talk show that would begin to air in 2018 and announced that Mesley would do the hosting for the show.


In 2005, news broke regarding Wendy's state of health. She discovered a lump in her left breast after undergoing a breast cancer diagnosis. When Wendy became aware of her situation, she fears sharing her cancer story with the media. Wendy's first impulse was to ignore the issue.

She was occupied by shooting The Greatest Canadian, CBC's popular series, and thus, considered it a false alarm. Her husband, Liam, could not rest until Wendy had sought consultation from a physician about her health. As a result, Wendy went for a mammogram, and later on, an ultrasound. Wendy was also forced to undergo a biopsy. After some days, a call Wendy received informed her of her condition. Being stunned by the call, she immediately went home.

After her diagnosis, Wendy has undergone various treatments, including radiation, chemotherapy, and two lumpectomies. Mesley was able to make her way back to the CBC. But even while working full-time, Wendy was under close observation of an oncologist. In addition to that, Wendy follows her prescription of Herceptin, which is an intravenous, anti-cancer drug.

After returning to CBC, Wendy's documentary was aired that same month. Her documentary is titled Chasing the Cancer Answer. Among the American audience, the documentary is a well-received one. Since her return, Wesley has offered her audience the best of her, particularly on The National, CBC's nightly newscast.

Quick Facts
Birth Place: Montreal, Canada
Alma Mater: Ryerson University
Ex. Husband: Peter Mansbridge
Marital Status: Married
Husband: Liam McQuade
Divorced Date: 1992
Marriage Date: 1998
Children: Kate Rae McQuade
Profession: Television host
Employer: CBC
Ethnicity: White
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Nationality: Canadian
T.V. Show(s): Undercurrents, The National, Marketplace, Underdogs
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Net Worth: $13 million
Birth Date: 8 Jan, 1957
Age: 63 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Citizenship: Canada
Birth Place: Montreal
Education: Ryerson University
Gender: Female
Description: Canadian television journalist
Spouse: Peter Mansbridge[1989-1992]
Net Worth 2021: 5 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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