Anna Maria Tremonti
Canadian radio and television journalist; Host of the CBC Radio’s “The Current”
Anna Maria Tremonti was born in Windsor on July 2, 1957, into a family of Italian descent.
She attended Brennan High School and then graduated from the University of Windsor with a major in Communication studies.
She began her career in journalism at the University of Windsor student newspaper “The Lance,” and the university’s radio station CJAM. After graduating from University in 1978, she gained experience as a reporter and news reader at a private radio station in New Glasgow, NS. She then joined the CBC in Fredericton, NB as a host of the station’s morning show. In 1981, she left Fredericktown for a job in Edmonton, AB as a city beat reporter, and by 1983 she was working for CBC television where she was reporting from Ottawa and Toronto.
Between 1991 and 2000, she worked as a CBC TV correspondent in Europe, and for several years was the chief CBC TV correspondent in the Middle East. Anna Maria has covered conflict and crisis in more than thirty countries, providing the CBC with eyewitness accounts of the war in Bosnia, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the break-up of the Soviet Union.
For her work as a senior reporter for “The National”, Anna Maria has been awarded two Gemini Awards, a Gracie Award for the Fifth Estate – CBC TV’s investigating program – and an Outstanding Achievement Award from Toronto Women in Film and Television. In 2001, Tremonti received an honorary Doctorate from the University Of Windsor in recognition of her contribution to Canadian journalism.