Wendy Mesley (born 1957) is a Canadian television journalist, reporter, and host of The Weekly with Wendy Mesley, a Sunday morning talkshow about media, politics, and technology which airs Sundays on CBC Television and CBC News Network.
Wendy Mesley hosted CBC Television's consumer investigation series Marketplace, and is also a frequent back-up anchor for CBC's flagship evening news program The National. She co-hosts Test the Nation with Brent Bambury. In 2001 and 2002 she co-hosted the investigative newsmagazine CBC News: Disclosure with Diana Swain, and previously hosted the media and technology series Undercurrents from 1995 until 2001.
Mesley was born in Montreal, Quebec. On January 6, 1989, Mesley married CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge, but the marriage ended in 1992. She remarried on April 17, 1998, to marketing executive Liam McQuade and has one daughter with him, Kate Rae McQuade.
In January 2005, Mesley announced that she had found a lump in her left breast and had been diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing treatment, including two lumpectomies, chemotherapy and radiation, Mesley returned to the CBC full-time in March 2006, but was under the care of an oncologist and had been taking the intravenous, anti-cancer drug Herceptin. That same month her documentary "Chasing the Cancer Answer" was aired, and generally well received.
Since October 2009, Mesley has had a greater presence on CBC's nightly newscast The National, and in 2010 she became the program's regular Sunday anchor.
In January 2018 Mesley started hosting a new Sunday morning talk show on politics and media: The Weekly with Wendy Mesley.