Biography

Award-winning broadcaster and bestselling author Gillian Deacon is host of Here and Now on CBC Radio One, Toronto’s drive show for all the arts, music and news of the day in Canada’s largest market.

Gill is the author of two national bestsellers. There’s Lead In Your Lipstick: Toxins in Everyday Bodycare and How to Avoid Them was called “essential reading” by Dr. David Suzuki and a “genius of a book” by Dr. Rick Smith of Environmental Defense. It has been translated into several languages and sold around the world.

Her 2008 bestseller Green For Life spawned a popular column of the same name in Chatelaine magazine.

Her memoir, Naked Imperfection—an exploration of how a cancer diagnosis affects our desire for control—was released by Penguin in Spring 2014.

In nearly two decades as a television broadcaster, Gill has been host of several programs including CBC TV’s The Gill Deacon Show and the Gemini award-winning Daily Planet with Jay Ingram on Discovery Channel. In the US, she hosted Discoveries This Week on Discovery Science Channel. Gill was also a weekly arts correspondent for CBC News Morning. She was awarded a gold medal at the prestigious New York Festivals for her television writing.

Gill sits on the board of the Writer’s Trust, a national organization supporting and promoting Canadian writers. She lives in Toronto with her husband Grant Gordon and their three sons.


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