Michael Enright (broadcaster)
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Michael Enright Broadcaster

Michael Enright CM (born 1943) is a Canadian radio broadcaster.

Enright is the current host of CBC Radio One's The Sunday Edition and the archive show Rewind, which airs on Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 169 and also Wednesday at midnight on CBC Radio One.

Enright first joined CBC radio in 1974 as host of This Country in the Morning for one year. He was then a print journalist for Time, Maclean's, the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. He subsequently returned to CBC, becoming managing editor of CBC radio news in 1985, and then became cohost of As It Happens in 1987. He hosted that program with Alan Maitland until 1993, and with Barbara Budd until 1997.

In a May 10, 1997 article in the Globe and Mail, Enright referred to the Roman Catholic Church as "the greatest criminal organization outside the Mafia",[1] causing some outcry from Catholic organizations.[2] Enright attended St. Michael's College, a Catholic all-boys school, was lead altar boy at Holy Rosary Church and spent one year at a Passionist seminary in Dunkirk, New York.[1]

In 1997, when Peter Gzowski retired from CBC Radio, the network discontinued Gzowski's Morningside and Ian Brown's Sunday Morning, replacing both with the new This Morning. Enright and Avril Benoit hosted the program for two years. Benoit subsequently became host of CBC's local afternoon show in Toronto, Here and Now, and Enright continued as the sole host of This Morning.

In 2000, CBC split This Morning's Sunday broadcast back into a distinct show. Enright became the host of Sunday Edition, and was replaced as weekday host by Shelagh Rogers.

He was awarded an "Honorary Degree Doctor of Letters, honoris causa" at the 98th Spring Convocation of St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick on May 18, 2008.[3] Enright, who never finished high school,[4] had previously said that he would have preferred an honorary high school diploma; in June 2009, he was finally granted this wish.[5]

On December 30, 2012, the media announced that Enright would be inducted into the Order of Canada as a Member.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b Posner, Michael (May 10, 1997). "Son of Morningside". The Globe and Mail. p. C1, C14.
  2. ^ "Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops - CCCB Comment Re Michael Enright Statement on the Catholic Church". www.cccb.ca. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ STU Spring Convocation programme
  4. ^ "Press release, archived at Lucien.NB.ca" (PDF). Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ CBC Radio, The Sunday Edition, June 28 2009
  6. ^ "CBC's Michael Enright among Order of Canada appointees". Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ General, The Office of the Secretary to the Governor. "The Governor General of Canada". Retrieved 2017.

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