July 5, 2021
After 38 years at CBC, Wendy Mesley announced her retirement from the national broadcaster
CBC journalist Wendy Mesley has announced she will retire after 38 years at Canada’s national broadcaster.
Mesley, 64, was born in Montreal and began her CBC career covering the first Quebec referendum on sovereignty in 1980.
“Wendy Mesley is a trailblazer in broadcast journalism,” CBC managers wrote in a staff note issued Monday.
“To capture Wendy’s career highlights in one note is not easy,” read the note.
Mesley’s time at CBC spans different genres and multiple departments over the decades.
Her numerous roles include hosting The Weekly with Wendy Mesley, a Sunday morning talk show about media and politics, Friday and Sunday night host of The National for 25 years, and hosting the consumer investigation series Marketplace.
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