Rosemary Barton Biography
Rosemary Barton is a Canadian Screen Award-winning political journalist. She is well known for hosting the CBC News Network program called Power & Politics. Moreover, she is currently the Parliament Hill correspondent for CBC News.
Rosemary Barton Early Life & Education
Rosemary Barton was born on May 31, 1976, in Winnipeg, Canada. She didn’t grow up with dreams of political reporting. In fact, while she was studying French literature at College University of St. Boniface, a professor placed her up for a job for a program on ICI RDI. She worked there as a chase producer. That commanded to a master’s degree in reporting from Carleton, by which point she was hooked on TV reporting.
Rosemary Barton Career
Rosemary began her career during her time at the College University of St. Boniface. She worked as a researcher for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s French-language news network RDI.
Then, she shifted to a National Assembly of Quebec reporter for Global News. Later, she rejoined CBC reporting as a provincial political correspondent. In 2007, Rosemary moved to the national Parliament Hill bureau. In between 2007 to 2011, she covered numbers of federal guidance campaigns. Then, she appeared in CBC on Power & Politics.
Additionally, Rosemary became an interim host of Power & Politics, and her fellow journalists praised her interview style. Furthermore, she came to spotlight in the 2015 election campaign when she reacted to comments created by Chris Alexander, then-Minister of Citizenship and Immigration on the ‘Power & Politics’ show. Chris attempted to deflect a question on the government’s handling of Syrian refugees during a panel discussion. He criticized the media for not drawing enough attention to the crisis.
Rosemary responded and called Alexander’s statements “completely false,”. Eventually, she became the official new permanent host of the show on January 5, 2016. Moreover, she won the best Host or Interviewer in 2016, at the 4th Canadian Screen Award.
Rosemary Barton Personal Life
Being a well-known journalist, Rosemary Barton has become the central point of the spotlight. Her amazing looks can amaze any kind of men. It’s pretty impressive that she has balanced her personal and professional life very smartly.
Of course, it is her decision whether to share or not about her life but as there so many hearts who want to know about her current relationship status. Well, as of now there has not been any official announcement regarding her boyfriend or husband.
Rosemary Barton Controversy
Barton became a part of the controversy when she responded to statements, which made by then-Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander during the 2015 election campaign on “Power & Politics.”
That occurred, when he tried to deflect a problem on the government’s handling of Syrian refugees during a panel debate by blaming the media (and Barton) for not attracting full attention to the crisis.
Have a look her controversial comments: Youtube
Barton called Alexander’s allegations “completely false,” attempted to provide clips of previous shows where the Syrian refugee crisis had been addressed and challenged him to admit he ” wanted to avoid the question.”
People signed and submitted a request to the CBC Management. The petition requested the network to replace Rosemary and her producer and re-establish ‘Power & Politics.’
Rosemary Barton Net Worth
Rosemary is one of the well-known journalists, and she surely earns her attractive salary from her journalism career. However, her exact net worth is still unknown to us.