Marci Ien is a Canadian broadcaster, who is known for co-hosting the news show Canada AM on the CTV Television Network. Since 2016, she has also been hosting CTV's daytime panel talk show The Social.
Besides journalism, the Toronto, Ontario based broadcast journalist, Marci, is also an active social activist. She is an ambassador of UNICEF Canada, especially advocates for the UNdaunted Campaign- an ambitious fundraising campaign to educate girls in sub-Saharan Africa.
Age, Family & Education
Marci Ien was born on 29 July 1969 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her father, whose name is Joel Ien, is a life-long educator—he has served as a teacher, professor, and principal at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
Marci graduated Bachelor of Applied Arts in Radio and Television from Ryerson University. Her university also awarded her the Alumni Achievement Award of Distinction for her academic excellence in 2014.
Married Status, Husband
Marci Ien was married to Lloyd Exeter. However, the couple reportedly separated after relishing 16 years of togetherness. The news about their separation broke out after Marci confirmed the story in a show, and one of her Twitter followers showed her sympathy to Marci's departure with her husband, Lloyd.
Marci Ien's well-wisher Kimberley Tremblay talks about Marci's separation with her husband Lloyd Exeter on 18 January 2020 (Photo: Twitter)
Together, the former-pair are parents to two children: a daughter, Blaize, and a son, Dash.
10 Quick Facts About Marci Ien
- Marci Ien is accompanied by co-hosts Melissa Grelo, Lainey Lui, and Cynthia Loyst for the CTV’s show The Social.
- When she was 10 years old, she appeared on the children's show named Circle Square, which ran from 1974 to 1986.
- Her father, Joel Ien, was a Trinidadian immigrant to Canada.
- She posted a picture of her father on Instagram and wished him “Happy Father’s Day” on 17 June 2019.
- During her journalism career, she has interviewed many personalities, including South African social rights activist Bishop Desmond Tutu.
- She received a nomination for “Best Host: Lifestyle, Variety or Talk Format” by Canadian Screen Award in 2016.
- She is a recipient of the African Canadian Achievement Award.
- She is a mentor with Trust15, an afterschool program based in Etobicoke, Ontario, that offers guidance and life skills to young men and women.
- She was appointed to the Board of Governors for a three-year term in November 2016. Now, she serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board.
- She enjoys a decent social media following with over 28 thousand followers on Instagram and over 25 thousand followers on Instagram.