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 CURRENTS 2012 :: June 10-12, 2012

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Anna Maria Tremonti
Host, CBC Radio's The Current

Anna Maria Tremonti hosts the most popular radio program in Canada - CBC Radio's The Current. It first burst onto the airwaves in November of 2000, bringing Tremonti's mix of hard-edged journalism and hard-won empathy to listeners across the country for 90-minutes a day. Anna Maria tackles everything from the politics of the day, to the changes that affect our society, to the stories of individuals whose personal journeys and traumas affect us all.

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

She has won two Gemini awards, and a life Achievement Award from Women in Film and Television Toronto. Her awards with The Current include: the NY Festival - Gold for Best Talk Special: Interview (2009), Bronze for Best Talk Show Host (2008), Bronze for Best Coverage, Breaking News Story Longform (2007), Silver for International Programming – Talk Special, Host Driven (2006); RTNDA Information Program Award (2006); Science in Society Journalism Award (2006); South Asian Journalists Association, Best Special Project – Kabul (2004).

Anna Maria is a graduate of the Communications Studies program at the University of Windsor. She has honorary doctorates from the University of Windsor and Carleton University in Ottawa.

Keynote: Answer the damn question! ...the tussle for truth, perspective and credibility in journalism.