Amanda Lang

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Amanda Lang


Main bio

Award-winning business journalist Amanda Lang has been covering business in North America for 25 years. Lang is the host of Taking Stock, a weekly national television program airing across multiple Bell Media networks including BNN Bloomberg, CP24 and CTV News Channel. Taking Stock also airs as a weekly podcast and on the iHeart radio network. Lang is also a regular contributor to The Hub, a daily news and analysis platform. She was previously host of Bloomberg Markets, a global program airing in Canada on BNN Bloomberg and on the Bloomberg Television network globally. Prior to that, Lang was CBC’s senior business correspondent, reporting for its flagship nightly news program, The National, and host of The Exchange with Amanda Lang, a daily business program airing on CBC News Network. For five years before that, Lang hosted The Lang and O’Leary Exchange, with Kevin O’Leary. And prior to that the pair co-hosted SqueezePlay, on BNN, for 6 years. 
Lang studied Architecture at the University of Manitoba, before becoming a journalist. Her first job in journalism was for the Globe and Mail, and subsequently Lang joined the Financial Post newspaper, where she became the paper’s New York correspondent. In New York she made the leap to television, where she first was part of the team that launched BNN and before long wound up at CNN as a reporter and anchor.  

Lang is a member of the board of directors of Covenant House Toronto, the largest agency in Canada serving homeless and at-risk youth. 

Lang is also a best-selling author. The Power of Why (HarperCollins, October 2012) explores the connection between curiosity and success. The Beauty of Discomfort (HarperCollins, April 2017) examines how difficult change can be, and set out strategies for how to achieve it.  

Updated July 2023