Jian Ghomeshi is an award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician and producer. He is the host and co-creator of the national daily talk program, Q, on CBC Radio One and CBC TV. Since its inception in 2007, Q has garnered the largest audience of any cultural affairs program in Canada and has become the highest-rated show in its morning time slot in CBC history. Q is also now broadcast across the United States on PRI. He has interviewed an array of prominent international figures from prime ministers to sports stars and cultural icons. His feature interview subjects on Q have included Woody Allen, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Salman Rushdie, Barbara Walters, Tom Waits, William Shatner, Jay-Z, Al Gore and Margaret Atwood.
Ghomeshi was awarded a gold medal for his feature length world-exclusive with Leonard Cohen in 2010, and in 2012 won the prestigious New York Festivals radio broadcasting gold medal for Best Talk Show Host. His first book, 1982, debuted as #1 Canadian bestseller and was #1 on the MacLean’s Bestseller list for 5 weeks in a row.