Bio

Biography/Resumé

 

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Anne Bayin was born in Dumfries, Scotland, of Burmese and Scottish descent. She moved to Saskatchewan, Canada at the age of 6. She received her degree in English and Psychology at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

Her broadcast career began as producer and on-air host of the weekly television program CONNECTIONS in Victoria, B.C., an eclectic mix of social issues, current affairs and arts. In the mid-1970′s, having directed short films and freelanced for “This Country In The Morning”, she moved to Toronto where she spend two decades producing some of Canada’s major network radio and television current affairs programs, with hosts Peter Gzowski and Barbara Frum. She pursued a writing career which is ongoing. Extraordinary assignments have taken her from Santa Fe to Dubrovnik; from New York to Bombay.

From 1995-99, she was Senior Producer of CBC Television’s PAMELA WALLIN LIVE, CBC Newsworld’s top hour-long interview program. She was involved in the making of over 600 programs. PW broadcast in primetime, five nights a week and dealt with current issues and ideas in a provocative and innovative fashion. It profiled top national and international newsmakers in entertainment, politics, science, medicine and sports, from Henry Kissinger to Anne Murray, from Andrea Boccelli to Wayne Gretzky. Based in Toronto, Canada, PW produced special remotes from Hong Kong, China, London, England and Los Angeles, California.

 

BOOKS FEATURING BAYIN’S WORK

 

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  • THE LIBERTY PROJECT : INSPIRED BY AUNG SAN SUU KYI (BLURB, 2011)
  • THE COMFORT OF CATS by Pamela Wallin. (Key Porter, 2002) Photography
  • REMEMBERING PETER GZOWSKI (McClelland and Stewart, 2002) Contributor
  • LOVE: A Celebration of Humanity (Wm Morrow, 2001) Prologue

 

 

TELEVISION PROJECTS include:

 

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  • THE PRISONER: AUNG SAN SUU KYI, 1994
  • ½ HOUR TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY FOR “MAN ALIVE” CBC
  • Position: PRODUCER & WRITER
  • MILLENNIUM:TRIBAL WISDOM AND THE MODERN WORLD, 1992.
  • A 10 HOUR TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY SERIES EXPLORING WHAT CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY CAN LEARN FROM FAST-DISAPPEARING TRADITIONAL CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD. BROADCASTERS: PBS, GLOBAL, BBC.
  • Position: PRODUCER & WRITER
  • THE JOURNAL. CBC TELEVISION, 1984-88
  • CBC TV’S AWARD-WINNING NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAM.

Position: PRODUCER