Anne Mroczkowski is a Canadian TV news anchor and reporter. She was born on July 16, 1953 in Hamilton, Ontario. Born to a Polish-Slovak immigrant family, she grew up in Toronto and considers that city to be her home. Anne loves the city of Toronto and embraces the diversity of the city. Anne joined Carlton University to pursue a degree in journalism; unfortunately, during this time, one of her brothers died. This tragedy was a terrible blow to the family and Anne went into a depression and eventually dropped out of university. Later, she enrolled for the two-year program on radio and television arts at Niagara College. As luck would have it, she was struck with a rare throat infection and was barely able to complete the first semester. Taking a different approach than many college students, Anne worked hard and graduated at the top of her class.
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Anne began her broadcasting career at Global TV as a journalist. She then moved on to CityTV’s City News (earlier known as CityPulse) in Toronto to join their newscast. She was a senior co-anchor for City News at Six, alongside Gord Martineau. Previously she was the anchor of CityPulse Tonight and a co-anchor of CityTV’s first weekend news broadcast. She was writing, producing daily stories and mini documentaries. Among her notable successes are the coverage of 9/11, SARS 2003, Blackout of 2004 in Toronto, and the Federal elections.
Anne worked with CityTV from 1987 until January 18, 2010, when she was fired during a round of staff cutbacks. Later, she joined Global News House as a co-anchor with Leslie Roberts. She started the job on June 1, 2010 and on August 13, 2013 Roberts announced on air that Anne would not be returning to Global News Hour after her vacation and wished her the best in her future endeavors. Roberts is the best co-anchor she has shared space with on the small screen. Anne also co-anchored Shaw Media’s Global Toronto’s weekday suppertime newscast. Her contribution included editorial and visual content, writing, producing and voice drive-time newscasts for Corus Radio Q107 FM.
Anne has been suitably rewarded for her incredible and excellent work in the media. She has been honored with the prestigious Gemini Award for Best Newscast in 2004 with CityTV, 2005 and 2011, and has walked away with the RTDNA award thrice, for Best Newscast in 2006 and 2011, and Best Election Coverage 2008. She is also a recipient of Ontario Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Anne’s personal life has had its fair share of ups and downs. She had to go through the loss of parents, the tragedy around her brother, and divorce. Anne got separated from her husband in 2006 and she now lives in Bloor West Village. Anne seems to be a very private person. Nowhere in the media is there a reference to her marriage, husband, children or affairs. The only reference is her divorce in 2006.
Anne is a compassionate person, whenever possible she volunteers as an advocate and fund raiser for literacy, palliative care, cancer awareness, poverty and homelessness and was recently the host and honorary chair of SNAP!, an annual charity auction that takes place in Toronto. The event has both a live and silent auction of a variety of different artworks produced by local artists. The funds raised from this annual event help to support men and woman that are affected and living with HIV/AIDS. To date the event has raised over $2 million dollars to help educate and assist those struggling with this life threatening disease. When asked about the event Anne had this to say: “SNAP! is Toronto’s most exciting annual auction of contemporary photography in support of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT). It features both a live and silent auction. This year it took place at The SNAP! Factory @ Andrew Richard Designs. It’s a not-to-be-missed event because whether you’re a photography lover, arts enthusiast or a seasoned art collector, it’s a great evening to enjoy a stellar collection of contemporary art and mingle with some of the city’s most stylish crowd! And the most important thing is that it’s all for a great cause. All funds raised at SNAP! help support ACT’s programs and services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Since its inception in 2002, SNAP! has raised over $2.1 million to help gay men, women and youth to increase their knowledge, skills and resilience, and reduce HIV transmission.”
Since leaving the news business, Mroczkowski is now a media consultant and occasional actor. Anne recently appeared on the podcast Comedy Above the Pub where she helped them close out there twenty fifth season talking about news, comedy and knowing your history. She is however active in social networking sites such as Twitter and Instagram. She has more than 1300 followers on Twitter and has been very much engaged on the site having already tweeted more than 1300 times. She has always enjoyed a healthy salary which has resulted in an impressive net worth that is estimated to be in millions.
Anne Mroczkowski answered some interview questions for View the Vibe in which she discussed her love for her hometown of Toronto. “What I love most about the city is Toronto’s embrace of its diverse social cultures, languages, religions, and ethnic groups. All of it is reflected in its arts, festivals, food, and public spaces. Its design and media culture is also so varied and interesting. When you travel to more homogenous places on the planet, you miss Toronto’s unique mix.” She says that three other things she cannot live without are “my health, for which I’m deeply grateful, my peeps, and my beloved golden doodle, Bella.”
In the 32 years of her working in the broadcast media, Anne had brought in an interesting way of portraying news and a creative approach to solving problems. She is now seeking new opportunities and with her vast experience on anchoring news broadcasts, she is bound to get an opportunity soon.
Last Modified: Apr 8, 2020