Marci Ien, the outspoken former co-host of The Social, on her first book, Off Script: Living Out Loud.
“I TELL OTHER PEOPLE’S STORIES FOR A LIVING. THAT’S WHAT REPORTERS DO. BUT NOW, I’M TELLING MY OWN.”
MARCI IEN’S AWARD-winning journey as a broadcaster included stops at Canada AM, where she became the first Black woman to co-anchor a Canadian morning news show, and CTV’s The Social, where she was known for calling out injustice, anti-Blackness and more. In September, she announced a leap into politics, entering a Toronto by-election. Her first book, Off Script: Living Out Loud, delves into Ien’s early years as a child star, a near-death experience, a dissolving marriage and the enduring love of her family and friends. “To be able to share my experiences as a journalist, as a mom, as a daughter, moving through society and navigating a career which was in mostly-white spaces, my God. This is exactly what I needed,” Ien says. Her book is full of warmth, humour and insights on how to be how to be true, kind and anti-racist in a tumultuous world.