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Marci Ien is a news junkie, a mom of two, a basketball fan and on November, 24, 2011 she became the Co-Host of CANADA AM – CTV’s national morning show. Already a familiar face in the mornings, Ien was CANADA AM’s News Anchor from 2003 – 2011.
Ien is one of only five alumni to be inducted into the Ryerson University Radio and Television Arts (RTA) 2013 Wall of Fame for her significant contributions to the field of media. Her career in television spans over three decades and has taken her from Halifax, where she joined CTV National News as a reporter in 1997, to Vancouver, where she was the News Anchor for CTV’s OLYMPIC MORNING at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Ien’s charity work has seen her travel across the globe. In 2008, Ien travelled to Sierra Leone on behalf of Journalists for Human Rights where she met with reporters and led training workshops. She also works with World Vision for whom she traveled to Sri Lanka to report on the situation following the 2004 Tsunami.
From 2001 – 2003, Ien was a reporter based in CTV News’s Atlantic bureau. Prior to this, Ien reported for CHCH-TV in Hamilton. In 1995, Ien began reporting at Queen’s Park, covering daily political news for CHCH-TV's regional newscast, as well as its British Columbia-based evening show CANADA TONIGHT. Ien’s first television job was on the Canadian children’s television series CIRCLE SQUARE at the age of 10.
Ien lives in Toronto with her family. Follow her on twitter @MarciIen