Michael Harris (born 1948) is an award-winning Canadian author, investigative journalist, and radio personality who hosted an afternoon radio talk show, Michael Harris Live, on Ottawa-based CFRA, and was a columnist for The Ottawa Sun newspaper until March 2011. Michael Harris Live on CFRA Ottawa was cancelled February 9, 2012.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, to Audrey McDonald (née Tilley) and James McDonald, Harris is a graduate of York University in Toronto, and was a Woodrow Wilson Scholar (University College in Dublin, Ireland).
Harris went to Newfoundland in 1977, as a story editor for CBC Television owned-and-operated station CBNT's newscast Here and Now, before becoming publisher of The Sunday Express in St. John's, and later the Executive Director of News and Current Affairs for the Newfoundland Broadcasting Company, owners of the local then-CTV affiliate CJON (NTV). Harris was at one time a Queen’s Park correspondent for the National Post.
Harris is the author of Justice Denied: The Law Versus Donald Marshall (1986), Unholy Orders: Tragedy at Mount Cashel (Book of the Year, Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters, 1991), Rare Ambition: The Crosbies of Newfoundland