Moderator: ANNA MARIA TREMONTI

Journalist, podcaster, and host of CBC’s The Current for 17 years

For 17 years, Anna Maria Tremonti hosted CBC Radio One’s The Current. Her mix of hard-edged journalism and hard-won empathy helped build the show into Canada’s most listened-to radio program. Her recognizable voice, thoughtful questions, and her approach to finding the humanity in the people you meet, drew listeners in.

Speaker Biography

Until very recently, listeners from around the world had the privilege to listen to Anna Maria Tremonti’s compelling interviews each and every day on Canada’s most popular radio program, The Current. Tremonti has the gift of being able to gracefully tackle any topic, from current events, to the changes affecting our society, to the stories of individuals whose personal journeys and traumas affect us all. Without a doubt, every dedicated listener has been consistently moved and inspired by Anna Maria’s genuine approach to interviewing.

A masterful storyteller, Tremonti delivers talks that touch the human spirit and captivate audiences.

After 17 years at the helm, and as a two-time Gemini Award winner, Anna Maria is now taking a leap into the world of digital communication with a new way of telling stories and sharing ideas, through original podcasts that will illuminate, challenge and surprise.

Anna Maria is also a former foreign correspondent and war correspondent, having spent close to a decade in Berlin, London, Jerusalem, and Washington. Her ongoing coverage of major international events includes the breakup of the former Soviet Union, the war in Bosnia, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, politics in the Arab world, Europe and the United States.  She also has extensive experience covering Canadian federal and provincial politics.