1993 – present
| Sinhalese and Scottish|
| Anne Marie Abeyesinghe Mediwake|
1975Kandy, Sri Lanka
Formerly News Anchor of Global Toronto, and currently of CBC News Toronto
Annabel Abeyesinghe Konynenbelt, Libby Abeyesinghe Konynenbelt, Maxim Bandara Konynenbelt
Naomi Mediwake, Becky Mediwake
CBC Television local newscasts
Canadian Screen Award for Best Local Newscast
Dwight Drummond, Boyd Devereaux, Lisa LaFlamme, Diana Swain, Heather Hiscox
Anne Marie Abeyesinghe Mediwake is a Canadian television news anchor. Formerly co-anchor of Global Toronto's 6 p.m. News Hour, she was hired in September 2009 by the CBC News Network. In October 2010, she became co-anchor of CBC News Toronto's supper hour newscasts, alongside Dwight Drummond. Prior to joining CBC, Mediwake co-anchored Global Television's Toronto flagship newscast. She also helmed CTV's investigative current affairs show 21C and reported for CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson, Canada AM and Newsnet.
Her parents immigrated to Canada from her native Sri Lanka when she was just a child. They settled in southern Alberta and she started her television career in Lethbridge in 1993. Six years later she moved to Toronto where she was a reporter for CTV. While at CTV, she co-hosted the award-winning 21©, a current-affairs program aimed at Canada's younger generation, and reported for Canada AM and CTV National News.
Mediwake's father is Sri Lankan while her mother is of Scottish origin. She is married to Darryl Konynenbelt, who is also a journalist and together they have triplets Annabel Abeyesinghe, Maxim Bandara and Libby Abeyesinghe who were born in 2007. An ongoing series on the pregnancy and the births was carried in the National Post. In 2010, Konynenbelt announced that he was seeking the provincial nomination as candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party in the Ontario electoral district of Mississauga South.
Anne Marie was chosen as the GTA's Woman of the Year at the Consumer's Choice Awards in 2011
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