Date of Birth: January 21
Birthplace: Shiroishi, Japan
College, Concordia University; B.A., M.B.A.
volunteer work for Aids organizations, is a voracious reader, loves
to knit and do needlepoint and plays piano for her dogs
Little Known Fact: Studied
piano at Toronto Conservatory of Music at the age of six
Mutsumi Takahashi believes strongly
in the importance of education and communication. This comes as no surprise
to those who know Mutsumi for both her parents are academics and she continues
to pursue her own learning and to pass it on to others because "passing
on information to those who are still learning is really important to
|Mutsumi's interest in the
electronic media began at Concordia University where she started out
as a reader on Radio Sir George (CRSG). By the time she graduated in
1979, she had become the News Director. Never one to do be satisfied
with doing just one job well, Mutsumi looked for more challenges. During
her time at Concordia she was a reporter for the student newspaper The
Georgian, and hosted a series of interview programs for Concordia University
TV (CUTV) in conjunction with CTV Montreal, then known as CFCF.
After a brief career in radio,
first as an intern at CKGM and then as a newsreader and interviewer
at CJFM, Mutsumi arrived at CFCF in 1982 as a news reporter.
acumen and professional style of journalism quickly won her a place
at the anchor desk of CFCF News after only four years.
A genuine interest
in people and facts lead Mutsumi to become a regular contributor on
CFCF's community-based program, Park Avenue Metro.
Mutsumi Takahashi shared
the 6pm weeknight news anchor desk with RTNDA Lifetime Achievement recipient
Bill Haugland, from 1986 until his retirement in November 2006.
now most frequently anchors the weeknight news with Todd van der Heyden
(seen with her at right).
Mutsumi recently returned
to visit her former high school, West Hill, and was featured in a story
in the West Island Chronicle from January 29, 2008. Read
Mutsumi returned to Vanier College to film a live
newscast in August 2001. She
can be seen
above interviewing Vanier teacher Jock Mackay. Read more and see video clips from that broadcast.
Taken on the day of the Vanier
broadcast in 2001
Photo: Denis Lafontaine