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|Born||April 20, 1968
|Alma mater||McGill University|
|Occupation||Writer and radio host|
Evan Solomon (born April 20, 1968) is a Canadian columnist, political journalist, and radio host. He is the host of The Evan Solomon Show on Toronto-area talk radio station CFRB, a writer for Maclean's magazine, and the host of CTV's national political news program Question Period.
Life and career
Solomon was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Virginia, an urban planner, and Carl Solomon, a lawyer. He graduated from high school at Crescent School in Toronto, Ontario. He then graduated from McGill University in English literature and religious studies.
In 1992, Solomon co-founded Shift with Andrew Heintzman. Originally an arts and culture magazine, Shift evolved to focus particularly on technology and Internet culture. Solomon left the magazine in 1999 to promote his first novel, Crossing the Distance. Solomon has also worked as a broadcaster, hosting the series The Changemakers, FutureWorld and Hot Type for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2004, Solomon worked as co-editor, with Heintzman, on Fueling the Future: How the Battle Over Energy is Changing Everything. He was the co-anchor with Carole MacNeil of CBC News: Sunday and CBC News: Sunday Night from 2004 to 2009.
In 2009, Solomon was chosen to host the political discussion show Power & Politics on CBC News Network and CBC Radio One's weekly political affairs series The House.
On June 9, 2015, Solomon was fired from CBC after the Toronto Star reported that he alleged took secret commissions for brokering art sales of items owned by his friend and art collector Bruce Bailey to people he was connected to through his CBC position. It was reported that Solomon pocketed $300,000 from commissions from these sales.
In August 2015, Sirius XM Canada announced that it had hired Solomon to host a political talk show, Everything Is Political, on its Canada Talks channel during the 2015 election. Solomon also wrote a column for Maclean's magazine for the duration of the election campaign.
In 2016, Solomon announced that he was joining the Ottawa-area talk radio station CFRA.
He has been the host of CTV's political affairs program Question Period since September 2016 and has also been a substitute anchor for CTV National News.
In September 2017, Solomon joined CFRB in Toronto for a new national talk radio program, The Evan Solomon Show, that airs on Bell Media radio stations nationally.
Solomon is married to Tammy Quinn. The couple has two children.
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