Michael Finlay (CBC Radio) Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Cause of Death, Net Worth, Cancer, Obituary, Funeral

Michael Finlay Biography – Michael Finlay Wiki

Michael Finlay was a Canadian journalist and producer for CBC radio. He travelled the world to produce radio documentaries for a number of programs, including Sunday Morning.

He was also a driving force behind Dispatches, a documentary program that featured the best of CBC’s foreign correspondents and freelancers. The program, which aired every week for 12 seasons, promised listeners it would “bring you the world.”

He was later an editor for World At Six, where he was famous for his knowledge of the news. Finlay retired from CBC in 2010 after working at the public broadcaster for 31 years.

Michael Finlay Age

The former CBC journalist was born in 1949. He died on Jan. 31, 2023. He was 73 years old.

Michael Finlay Death

Longtime CBC radio producer Michael Finlay died on Jan. 31, 2023, one week after he was randomly assaulted on Danforth Avenue in Toronto.

In the afternoon of Jan. 24, Finlay was assaulted by a stranger as he walked along Danforth Avenue, a busy thoroughfare known for its many shops and restaurants, Toronto police said.

Though they did not identify Finlay by name, police said in a news release that the victim in the attack fell to the ground and suffered serious injuries as a result.

They described the suspect as a man in his 20s, about six feet tall with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a red paper mask with flames on it, according to police, as well as a black sweater and black pants. He left the area on foot following the attack.

In a email to the Star, a representative for CBC said the broadcaster is “deeply saddened” at the loss of “an exceptional story-teller, documentary-maker and editor.” Every reporter Finlay worked with said their story was “made better because of Michael,” spokesperson Chuck Thompson said. “If you worked on a documentary with Michael, you were experiencing the pinnacle of the craft.”

Frank Koller, a former foreign correspondent for CBC who worked with Finlay on Sunday Morning, said in part in a Facebook post: “I wanted to work with him because he understood better than most what “good radio” required, he knew what good journalism was – and he was a stickler for good grammar and pronunciation and the music and cadence of well-spoken English.

“He wasn’t always the easiest guy in the world to get along with …… irascible, sarcastic, a human chimney as smoking waned, sometimes a titch cranky, a human browser on virtually everything+anything, years before the Internet ….. what’s not to like?

“He also had a laser-like sense of what might be important news anywhere in the world.”

Laura Lynch, a veteran CBC journalist who now hosts the climate-focused radio program What on Earth, commented on Koller’s post, writing, “He was on the other end of the line for me many times. He knew the story, knew what it was like in the field and supported me and others in getting the job done and doing it well. So hard to see this.”

Michael Finlay Cause of Death

Former CBC journalist Michael Finlay died from medical complications following a random assault in Toronto’s east end, his family confirmed.

Michael Finlay Cancer

Finlay was a cancer survivor.

Michael Finlay Wife

Was Michael Finlay married? It’s unknown whether the longtime CBC journalist had a wife.