Anne-Marie Withenshaw

festival spokesperson

Anne-Marie Withenshaw is a top radio and television personality with almost daily media appearances. Her rapid rise to fame began in 1998 as a MusiquePlus host, meeting with the David Bowies, Janet Jacksons, U2s, Britney Spears and other pop legends while completing her Bachelor’s degree in communications. In 2002, Anne-Marie joined the TQS team and spent the next five years hosting the Flash ‒ and covering everything from the Grammys and Academy Awards to the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals with her famous yellow microphone ‒ and interviewing hundreds of stars every year. She was also a host of Radio-Canada’s La Fosse aux lionnes (2006) and AM (2010). She is currently hosting the tenth season of French-language TV series C’est Juste.

Her English-speaking fans know her as the voice of the 2010 ‒ 2015 All Access Weekend show, on radio station 92.5 The Beat. She also interviews her favourite hockey players on TV series Nos Canadiens (aired on V Télé and RDS), all the way to the NHL Network. She is currently hosting the televised Pressure Cooker competition, aired on W Network and FYI Network USA.

A televised cooking show habituée, she once hosted Guide Restos Voir and À Couteaux Tirés, aired on TVA. Behind the camera, Anne-Marie is the founder of Killer Queen Productions, and coproducer of Chef Chuck Hughes’ cooking show called Chuck's Day Off, aired on the Food Network Canada, the Cooking Channel USA and in fifty or so countries around the world. With 2008 and 2016 Gémeaux nominations and 2010, 2011, and 2012 Gemini nominations, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) presented her with a Bronze Ribbon Award of Excellence in Cable Television Programming. A big fan of social media, Anne-Marie also shares pics, news and interesting facts via her Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram handles.


Anne-Marie Withenshaw