Mary Ito is a Canadian broadcast journalist who has worked in radio and television. She's the former host of the CBC weekend morning show Fresh Air and is still a familiar voice on CBC Radio. She also worked at TVOntario, Global Television and CFTO-TV. Mary is currently the host of The CRAM Podcast which highlights the innovative work of Canadian scientists and big thinkers. She also dedicates time to Roots of Empathy, a children's charity that runs school-based programs across Canada and ten other countries. Mary is also involved in an original stage production based on the internment of Japanese Canadians during WWII. The world premiere of Kimiko's Pearl is scheduled for the spring of 2024.