Peter Mansbridge Biography

Updated On Jul 21, 2018 Published On Dec 08, 2015
Facts of Peter Mansbridge
Date of Birth: 1948 , July-6
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet
Name Peter Mansbridge
Birth Name Peter Mansbridge
Father Stanley Harry Mansbridge
Mother Brena Louise Mansbridge
Nationality English-Canadian
Birth Place/City London, the United Kingdom
Ethnicity White
Profession Broadcaster
Working For CBS
Net Worth $10 million
Famous for Journalist
Married Thrice
Married to Cynthia Dale
Children William, Pamela Mansbridge, Jennifer Mansbridge
Divorce Parm Dhillon (1975), Wendy Mesley (1992),
Education Glebe Collegiate Institute
Awards Gemini Award for Best News Anchor
Online Presence Twitter
TV Show The National
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Twelve Gemini Award winners, Peter Mansbridge is an English-Canadian broadcaster and news anchor. Currently, he is a chief correspondent for CBS News and anchor of The National, CBC Television's flagship nightly newscast.

He was born in London, the United Kingdom to parents, Stanley Harry Mansbridge and Brena Louise Mansbridge. His father was a D.F.C. honored RAF Wing Commander. He has two brothers named Paul and Windy. Regarding Mansbridge's nationality, He holds both British and Canadian nationality and is of white ethnicity.

Previously, a ticket agent for Transair at Churchill Airport in Churchill, Manitoba, Mansbridge, in 1968, was discovered by Gaston Charpentier, a station manager for the local Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio station CHFC and hired him.

Mansbridge moved to Winnipeg in 1971 and worked for CBW radio station followed by his work in CBWT-TV as a reporter in 1972. On May 1, 1988Mansbridge debuted as the sole anchor of The National and later served as co-anchor for CBC Prime Time News from November 1992 to Fall 1995.

In 1999, he launched a new program, Mansbridge One on One, where he interviews newsmakers. Mansbridge became the longest-serving active anchor of Lloyd Robertson of CTV National News with his retirement on September 1, 2011.

On July 1, 2017, he stepped down from anchoring The National since his appointment in 1998. In May 2018, he came out of his retirement to co-host CBC's coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Talking about his personal life, Peter has been married three times in his life. His first wife name was Parm Dhillon. The former couple Peter and Parm have two daughters: Pamela Mansbridge and Jennifer Mansbridge together. The couple separated with a divorce after several years of relationship in 1975.

After that separation, Peter spent more than fourteen years alone dedicated towards his career.

On January 6, 1989, he got married for a second time to CBC colleague Wendy Mesley, after a few years of a love affair. She is a Canadian television host and reporter. They called off their marriage and got divorced in 1992.

Again, After six years of his second divorce, he got married for third time to Cynthia Dale, a Canadian television actress, and stage performer. They got married on November 14, 1998, and have shared a son William, born in 1999. They are still together.

He earns a massive salary and his current net worth is estimated to be above $10 million as of 2018.

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Born in London, United Kingdom

July 6 , 1948

He was born in London, United Kingdom to parents Stanley Harry Mansbridge and Brena Louise Mansbridge. His father was D.F.C. who was an RAF Wing Commander and civil servant. He has two brothers named Paul and Windy. He has dual nationality of British and Canadian. He is of white ethnicity.

Divorced with Parm Dhillon

1975

He has been married three times in his life. His first wife name was Parm Dhillon. They have two daughters together. They got separated in 1975. After that separation, peter spent more than fourteen years alone dedicated towards his career.

Second marriage, Wendy Mesley

January 6 , 1989

On January 6, 1989, he got married for second time to CBC colleague Wendy Mesley. She is a Canadian television host and reporter. They were happy of being each other loving spouse. Stunning lady was perfectly matched of him.

Divorced with Wendy Mesley

1992

After three years of marriage and few years of love affair, they called off their marriage and got divorced in 1992. The reason behind their divorced was lack of trust and understanding. They had no children together.

Third marriage, Cynthia Dale

November 14 , 1998

After six years of his second divorced, he got married for third time to Cynthia Dale. She is a Canadian television actress and stage performer. They got married on 14 November, 1998. They have one son together. They are still together. 

Son Will Mansbridge

1999

He became father for third time in 1999. He has two daughters from his first marriage named Pamela Mansbridge and Jennifer Mansbridge. He and her third wife Cynthia Dale welcomed their son together and they named him Will Mansbridge.

Joined Royal Canadian Navy

1966

Peter moved to Ottawa, Canada and began attending to Glebe Collegiate Institution but dropped out before graduating.  In 1966, Peter began serving in the Royal Canadian Navy. He served their in 1966 and in 1967 and that was for two years.

Given Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

2012

He won many prestigious awards and honored by several prestigious medal. Once he was given Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. That medal was created in 2012 to mark the sixtieth anniversary of Elizabeth II's accession to the thrones  

Reporter of CBC

1975

He became reporter of popular channel CBC in 1975. He was assigned as the reporter of evening news program The National in Saskatchewan. Currently he is a chief correspondent for CBS News and anchor of The National, CBC Television's flagship nightly newscast.

Made an Officer of the Order of Canada

2008

He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and that was year 2008. The Order of Canada is a Canadian national order which is the second highest grade of nation's second highest civilian honour.

Returned from Retirment

2018

In May 2018, Peter made his comeback from his retirment to co-host the  CBC's coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Current Net worth

2018

Blessed with successful career, Peter is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $10 million.