Gillian Deacon

Gillian Deacon

Profile

Award-winning broadcaster and bestselling author Gillian Deacon is one of Canada’s best-known environmental advocates. She is the author of There’s Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Everyday Bodycare and How to Avoid Them (Penguin, 2011), and the national bestseller Green For Life (Penguin, 2008), a guide to making sustainable living ‘the new normal’, and has been a columnist with Chatelaine magazine. Gill is well-known for her work on television, most recently as host of CBC TV’s flagship daytime talk show, The Gill Deacon Show, and before that as co-host of @discovery.ca for five years on Discovery Channel Canada and Discoveries This Week for Discovery Science Channel in the U.S. She was also a weekly arts correspondent for CBC News: Morning.

Gillian is a director on the board of the Evergreen Foundation, and the national spokesperson for Cascades, the leading manufacturer of 100% recycled paper products. In 2009 she took time out of the spotlight to battle breast cancer. Gill lives in Toronto with her husband and their three sons.