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Sharon Dunn (born August 24, 1953 in Sydney, Nova Scotiamarker) is a Canadianmarker journalist.


A graduate of Dalhousie Universitymarker, Dunn began her career in broadcasting at CJCB-TVmarker in Sydney, Nova Scotiamarker in 1975, quickly advancing to CBC Halifaxmarker as the six o’clock television news anchor.

In 1979, when Dunn was twenty-four, she starred as a CBC Toronto news anchor for the CBLT-TVmarker CBC-TV, Toronto News at Six and earned the highest ratings that station had ever recorded. She took a leave of absence in 1984 to have her first child.

She spent four years as a celebrity columnist/interviewer for the National Post interviewing people like Woody Harrelson, Suzanne Somers, Ivana Trump, Johnny Cochrane, Margaret Atwood, and Johnny Depp and wrote personal journalism articles for Reader's Digest and Maclean's Magazine.

Her story, 'Amazing Brace'about her son's scoliosis in Maclean's, January 2008, was a finalist in the Health and Science category for the 2008 National Magazine Awards. She continues to write about scoliosis at her personal blog.

Dunn has also been syndicated by The New York Times where her story, Luke's Dad, about her son and late husband circled the world two years in a row. Sharon’s husband was wealthy, internationally renowned horse breeder, John Sikura, who died tragically in 1994.

Dunn is currently a writer living in Toronto, Ontariomarker and has two sons.

Dunn was also in a much publicized relationship with then Premier of Ontario, Mike Harris.


  1. Amazing Brace on Maclean's website [1]
  2. Search on National Magazine website [2]
  3. Article on CBC website [3]

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