Amanda Lang, author of the recently released, The Beauty of Discomfort, has a front-row seat to the world’s daily top stories in business, politics, and economics as an anchor and producer for two weekly shows at Bloomberg Television Canada, called Bloomberg North with Amanda Lang. She has been covering business in North America for 20 years. An award-winning journalist, she is known for her no-holds-barred approach to the people, companies, and stories making the news.
Previously, Lang was CBC’s senior business correspondent, reporting for its flagship nightly news program, The National, and host of The Exchange with Amanda Lang, a daily business program that aired on CBC News Network. Prior to that, she co-hosted The Lang and O’Leary Exchange with television personality Kevin O’Leary.
Lang’s first job in journalism was for the Globe and Mail, subsequently joining the Financial Post where she became the paper’s New York correspondent. In New York, she made the leap to television, where she first was part of the team that launched BNN, and before long wound up at CNN as a reporter and anchor. She returned to Canada in 2002 to re-join BNN, joining CBC in 2009, where she remained until 2015.
She is the author of the bestselling book, The Power of Why: Simple Questions That Lead to Success, which shows readers how to reignite curiosity at any age to become more innovative and productive.
Before becoming a journalist, Lang studied architecture at the University of Manitoba.