Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five Things about Peter Mansbridge

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five Things about Peter Mansbridge

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Five things about Peter Mansbridge

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Here are five things about Peter Mansbridge, who announced Monday night that he will retire as anchor of the CBC News flagship program The National next summer.

1. Born in London, England in 1948, Mansbridge began his radio career in 1968 in Churchill, Man., where he helped develop CBC Radio's news service to Northern Canada.

2. Mansbridge joined CBC Radio in Winnipeg as a reporter in 1971 and joined CBC Television the following year. He became The National's reporter in Saskatchewan in 1975, joined the network's parliamentary bureau in Ottawa in 1976 and became chief correspondent and anchor of The National in 1988.

3. Mansbridge, who has covered every federal election since 1972 and has anchored all 10 since 1984, remains the only Canadian journalist to interview both U. …

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