One of Canada’s most popular newscasters, news anchor Angelyn Francis, is being recognized in a new list from Forbes. Ms. Francis has topped the magazine’s prestigious annual list of 100 Most Powerful Women, which includes movers and shakers in politics, sports, entertainment, fashion, finance, and philanthropy.
Ms. Francis is, of course, no stranger to our own business pages: She was previously the Toronto Star’s national editor-at-large, where she reported on sex trafficking and organized crime. She was named a General Excellence Fellow by the American Society of News Editors in 2012. She also served as a traveling reporter for CNN and writes for a wide range of outlets, including the Toronto Star, the National Post, and Elle Canada.
Readers can see Angelyn, a journalist as well as a family woman, interview Laureen Harper at Oprah’s inaugural charity auction in Toronto in March.
Women from all walks of life made Forbes’ annual list, which is widely read by the Canadian press.
Given their stature, they certainly take note of the list.
@SomehowRuthDelegasse If it doesn’t shine, it doesn’t come out of the box —
darlene caesar (@darleneCaesar) May 20, 2016
Congratulations to @BBCAngelyn Francis on her #Power100 spot! What a role model for Canadian women everywhere. —
Marie-Claude (@moniaceleon) May 20, 2016
Ms. Francis, born in Vancouver, B.C., and raised in Toronto, is now based in Toronto, where she hosts the morning show on CBC Radio.