Wendy Mesley Net Worth 2023, Age, Husband, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Wendy Mesley net worth

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Wendy Mesley is a Canadian television journalist. She worked for CBC News from 1979 to 2021 in roles including national correspondent and relief. She was the anchor of The National, host of Undercurrents, Disclosure, and Marketplace, and from 2018 to 2020, she hosted the Sunday morning talk show The Weekly with Wendy Mesley.

Early life

NameWendy Mesley
Net Worth$5 million
Age66 years
Wendy Mesley net worth

Wendy Mesley was born on January 8, 1957 (age 66 years) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is the daughter of Canadian parents. Her parents separated after her birth, and her mother moved herself and Wendy to Toronto in 1958. Mesley spent her childhood being raised by a single mother as an only child.

Mesley’s mother, Joan Mesley, was a physiotherapist. Her father, Gordon Mesley, was a radio journalist. Mesley met her father for the first time when she was eighteen. When she was ten years old, Mesley accompanied her mother to the U.S. consulate to picket in support of Martin Luther King Jr.


Wendy Mesley applied to summer jobs with both CBC and CTV in 1979 and received job offers from both, opting to work for CTV in Quebec. By 1981, however, she found herself shifting to CBC.

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Mesley hosted CBC Television’s consumer investigation series Marketplace and was also a frequent backup anchor for CBC’s flagship evening news program, The National. She co-hosted Test the Nation with Brent Bambury.

In 2001 and 2002, she co-hosted the investigative news magazine CBC News: Disclosure with Diana Swain, having previously hosted the media and technology series Undercurrents, from 1995 until 2001.

Mesley had a greater presence on CBC’s The N ational from October 2009 and in 2010, she became the program’s regular Sunday anchor. In January 2018, she started hosting a new Sunday morning talk show on politics and media: The Weekly with Wendy Mesley.

On June 9, 2020, Mesley was suspended from The Weekly for saying the word “nigger” in reference to the book White Niggers of America, written by Pierre Vallières, while she was hosting an editorial meeting about race issues. Mesley immediately apologized.

On July 5, 2021, she announced her retirement from CBC. On July 7, 2021, an opinion piece written by Mesley appeared in The Globe and Mail, entitled “I made mistakes. But my departure wasn’t the solution to the CBC’s problem with racism”, which detailed the issues leading up to her retirement.

While Mesley did concede to having made a serious error by using the offensive term nigger in editorial meetings on two occasions, once in 2019 and again in 2020, she indicated that her second mistake was in trusting CBC management to manage the story appropriately. She also felt that the punishment administered by management was disproportionate, given that on both occasions, her use of the word was not malicious.

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In 2006, she was named by ACTRA as the recipient of its John Drainie Award for lifetime achievement in Canadian broadcasting. In January 2005, Mesley announced that she had found a lump in her left breast and had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

After undergoing breast cancer treatment, including two lumpectomies, chemotherapy, and radiation, Mesley returned to the CBC full-time in March 2006 but was under the care of an oncologist. That same month, her documentary Chasing the Cancer Answer aired.


Wendy Mesley is currently married to her husband Liam McQuade, they had their wedding on April 17, 1998. Her husband is a marketing executive and they have one daughter, Kate Rae McQuade. However, she was married to her first husband former CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge from January 6, 1989, to 1992.

Wendy Mesley net worth

How much is Wendy Mesley worth? Wendy Mesley net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a television journalist. Wendy Mesley’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $380,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential journalists in Canada. She stands at an appealing height of 1.69m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.