CBC Radio One host Anna Maria Tremonti makes move to podcasts

Radio anchor Anna Maria Tremonti will take on new podcast projects for the CBC, ending her tenure as host of The Current on CBC Radio One. The Canadian broadcaster announced that she will spearhead new original shows beginning with an interview program this fall. Tremonti will step down from The Current on June 21.

Her first show, currently untitled, be a one-on-one interview show with deep-dive conversations. She has a second podcast in development for CBC Podcasts, and more details are expected to be released later this year.

“This move into podcasting will give me an opportunity to do what I love best and explore storytelling in an exciting new way. I’ve learned a lot about having meaningful conversations – and listening – over 17 seasons at The Current, but it is time for a new challenge,” Tremonti said. “I’ve been privileged to connect with remarkable people and audiences across Canada each day. We do a lot of serious deep journalism at The Current and it has been very fulfilling to have a smart and curious audience willing to be part of that. And I’m beyond grateful for the talented team of producers who’ve made it possible.”

“Anna Maria is an exceptional journalist,” said Susan Marjetti, executive director of CBC Radio and Audio. “Her ability to listen, to ask thoughtful and probing questions, her depth from years in the field, her empathy, and her award-winning journalism will continue to serve our audiences in podcasting. But she will be truly missed on radio. The search for a new host of The Current now begins.”

Anna Washenko