With more than 18 years of experience in broadcasting, Montreal-born Ben Mulroney is an expert in his industry and regarded as one of Canada’s premiere and respected journalists. Mulroney is now in his 17th year with ETALK, a series he has helped develop into Canada’s most-watched entertainment newsmagazine. He is also co-host of CTV’s daily morning program, YOUR MORNING.
Mulroney found his calling in show business, not politics, despite being the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and having a law degree from Laval University and a history degree from Duke University.
As anchor and producer of ETALK and co-host of YOUR MORNING, Mulroney delivers entertainment and breaking news daily from the ETALK and YOUR MORNING studios in Toronto, but also travels across the globe to interview the world’s biggest celebrities. Regarded by many Hollywood stars (north and south of the border) as a friendly face and a pro at his job, Mulroney is a veteran of the industry’s biggest red carpet events, including THE OSCARS®, GOLDEN GLOBES®, EMMY® AWARDS, and THE JUNO AWARDS.
No stranger to live television, Mulroney got his start as the Quebec City Correspondent for etalktv’s The Chatroom in 2000, before becoming co-host on the interactive show in July 2001. He then moved to a new role of entertainment reporter for CTV’s CANADA AM in October 2001. Mulroney was also the host of CANADIAN IDOL for six seasons, which at the time was the most-watched English language Canadian television show on record.
Mulroney has also appeared as a contributor for the Weekend Edition of ABC NEWS’ popular EMMY® Award-winning morning news program, GOOD MORNING AMERICA (GMA), and has joined host Kelly Ripa as guest co-host on the popular daytime talk show LIVE! WITH KELLY twice. Mulroney was also a member of the broadcast team for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, reporting on entertainment news for CTV. Mulroney has also covered a multiple political campaigns and elections and reported on The Royal Wedding in London and Royal Tour of Canada in 2011 for CTV. In 2009, Mulroney added radio airwaves to his repertoire, as host and co-creator of ETALK 20, a weekly two-hour radio show that aired on 11 Bell Media Radio stations across Canada.
Mulroney is on the board of directors for a number of publicly traded companies, including Dream Industrial REIT and ARHT Media Inc. Highly regarded as one of Canada’s preeminent charitable emcees, Mulroney also hosts a variety of philanthropic events for various causes on a regular basis. He works closely with a number of charitable organizations as co-chair of The Brain Project in support of Baycrest Health Sciences and brain health; is the National Ambassador for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, leading the organization’s Great Strides™ Walk in Toronto – a fundraising event in support of CF research and care programs; is on the board of The Shoebox Project for Shelters, a national charitable organization whose mission is to collect and distribute gifts packaged in shoeboxes to women in shelters across Canada and to help raise awareness about homelessness; and is a strong supporter of SickKids®, participating in the hospital’s annual Canacord Genuity Great Camp Adventure Walk to benefit SickKids Foundation. Mulroney was also the national spokesperson for WaterCan in 2012, a charity focused on bringing drinking water to those most in need. In this capacity, he helped raise funds and awareness by climbing the highest peak in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro.
By far, Mulroney’s proudest accomplishments are the roles of husband and father. He is married to fashion designer and stylist Jessica Mulroney, and is the proud father of their two twin boys, Brian Gerald Alexander and John Benedict Dimitri, born in August 2010, and daughter Isabel Veronica (“Ivy”), born June 2013.