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Libby Znaimer

Class of 1975 – BA, Innis

Libby Znaimer is a veteran Canadian journalist specializing in health, the arts, and lifestyle issues.  After graduating from Innis College in 1975, Libby attended graduate school at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her first experience in journalism was with The Associated Press in Tel Aviv where she covered a string of terror bombings and the first Israeli incursion into Lebanon.  She then moved into television, with stints at Global Television, KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, and WNBC in New York. She covered Parliament Hill for three years, then moved to reported and anchoring daily news coverage  for ground-breaking television stations Citytv and CablePulse 24. She was also an on-air host for ROBtv (now Business News Network.)

After working in television broadcasting covering business and politics for two decades, she joined MZ Media in 2006. She serves as Vice-President of News and Information for both Classical 96.3FM and AM740. She is also producing and hosting The Zoomer Report, a special feature on all topics of interest to the baby boom generation – It covers everything from health and wealth, to leisure and volunteerism, from the special vantage point of the generation that has changed society in its wake. Libby also writes a regular column for  Zoomer Magazine.

She has contributed to numerous publications including Reader’s Digest, More Magazine, the Globe and Mail, and the National Post, where wrote a popular series on breast cancer called “The Lump.” Her first book, In Cancerland – Living Well Is The Best Revenge – was published by Key Porter in October 2007.


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