Pamela Wallin is a Canadian senator, diplomat and a former television journalist. On January 2nd, 2009, she was appointed to the senate where initially she sat as a Conservative. Now, you may want to know about her net worth. Let’s find out the information below.
Pamela Wallin’s Net Worth
There is no clear information about Pamela Wallin’s net worth. According to Ido Net Worth, he has a net worth of $15 million. Meanwhile, in Dating Celebs, it is explained that she has a net worth of $100,000 to $1 million. In Famous Birthday, it is explained that her net worth is $1.5 million.
Well, even though there is no clear information about her net worth, now let’s find out about her early life and career.
Pamela Wallin’s Early Life
Pamela Wallin was born on April 10th, 1953 in Wadena, Saskatchewan. She is of Swedish descent. She spent a lot of her formative years in Wadena. However, she finished her high school in Moose Jaw. She graduated with a degree in psychology and political science in 1973 from the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus and then she started her career as an officer at the Saskatchewan Federal Penitentiary. Politically, as explained in Wikipedia, she was a member of The Waffle which was a left-wing faction in the New Democratic Party which existed in the early to mid 1970s.
Pamela Wallin’s Career
Pamela Wallin started her career in journalism in 1974 by joining CBC Radio’s news division. Then, in 1978 she joined the Ottawa bureau of the Toronto Star where she remained for two years. She joined CTV in 1980 and then she became co-host with Norm Perry of Canada AM. In 1985, CTV named her its Ottawa bureau chief and later she joined Canada AM and became the host alongside J.D. Roberts.
In 1992, she was hired in a highly publicized move by CBC Television. For years, The National had been followed by a 40-minute nightly newsmagazine which was hosted by Barbara Frum named The Journal. In March 1992, as a result of Frum’s death, the CBC wanted to revamp and reposition its whole approach to news programming.
Together with Peter Mansbridge, Pamela Wallin debuted as the co-host of Prime Time News. In this new show, Mansbridge did not read the news on The National which was followed by Frum who introduced documentary and current affairs features and interviewed newsmakers on The Journal. However, the show integrated the two former programs and featured Wallin and Mansbridge as the equal co-hosts of the whole package. The new show also aired at 9 pm which was one hour earlier than the old National Journal tandem.
This show got a bad rank in the ratings and then in 1994 it had returned to its old format and time slot where Mansbridge read the news and then it was followed by Wallin who hosted a magazine segment which at the end took on the name The National Magazine. In April 1995, Wallin was dropped as the host of The Magazine and then it was replaced by Hana Gartner in June.
After Wallin was fired from CBC News, she briefly went back to CTV as part of its coverage of the 1995 provincial election in Ontario. However, she did not rejoin the company permanently. Pamela Wallin created her own production company named Pamela Wallin Productions. Then, in 1995, she launched a daily interview series named Pamela Wallin Live. This show aired on CBC Newsworld and in several years on the CBC’s main network. Then, it became a highly successful series where she interviewed newsmakers, celebrities and other interesting personalities. This show ran for four years which then she decided to move to the cable network, TalkTV.
In 2000, she became the host of the Canadian edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Also, she has published two books entitled Since You Asked and Speaking of Success. Besides, she also has made appearances as a cameo on the Canadian comedy series entitled Royal Canadian Air Farce and Corner Gas.
In 2001, together with Foreign Affairs Minister John Manley, she was one of the organizers of the Canada Loves New York rally for Canadians to show their support after September 11 attacks.
On June 25th, 2002, she was appointed to a four-year team as Canada’s consul general in New York City. In 2003, the Canadian Society of New York honored Wallin and Senator Jerry Grafstein for their ongoing commitments to strengthening the ties between Canada and the United States. In 2006, she was a senior advisor to the president of the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas in New York.
In 2005, before she ended her term, she purchased a 500 square feet apartment where the price was $379,000. She was appointed the seventh chancellor of the University of Guelph in March 2007 and she was installed in June.
She was on the Panel on Canadian’s Future Role in Afghanistan. Also, by the governor, she was appointed as an honorary colonel of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
In 2006, she was appointed to the board of Bell Globemedia. From 2007 to 2011, she worked on the board of Oilsands Quests, Inc. Also, she has served on the board of Gluskin Sheff & Associates, Inc., an investment and wealth management firm and as a member of the advisory board of BMO Harris Bank.
On January 2nd, 2009, she was appointed to the Senate of Canada. She was identified as an Independent from 2013 to 2016. Since 2016, she has caucused in Parliament with the Independent Senators Group. Then, Senator Wallin joined the Canadian Senators Group on November 4th, 2019.
Pamela Wallin’s Honours
Her home town namely Wadena, Saskatchewan, gave a name to its major street Pamela Wallin Drive in her honour. It occured in 1994. Then, she was inducted into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1999 and in 2007 she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
In 2008, there was an announcement from Toastmasters International that Pamela Wallin would be that year’s winner of their Golden Gavel award.
Until now, Pamela Wallin has obtained 13 honorary degrees and those include from the University of Lethbridge, Athabasca University and the University of Windsor.