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News articles and magazine features about North America's first hijab-wearing television news anchor, Ginella Massa

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Marquee Magazine
September, 2021

Jessica Rose
In our fall cover story with a six-page spread featuring photography from George Pimentel, Ginella Massa shares what it means to take up space unapologetically and authentically as a Muslim woman.  
RED Magazine - Seneca College Alumni
September 2021
Breaking barriers in television - Seneca Journalism Grad Ginella Massa talks about overcoming obstacles to achieve her dreams.
CBC Radio Saskatoon
April 19, 2021
CBC Host Ginella Massa, speaks with Chelsea Cross about trying to find the silver lining in a second Ramadan in lockdown, and what it’s like breaking her fast during commercial breaks of her show, Canada Tonight.
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This Being Human
March 9, 2021
On the Aga Khan Museum’s podcast about extraordinary stories from the kaleidoscope of Muslim experience, host Abdul Rahman Malik speaks with Ginella Massa. The first national news anchor who wears a hijab in Canada talks about her upbringing in a Catholic Afro-Latino family, covering the Yonge Street van attack, and coming to terms with her new body after a major surgery.
CBC Kids
March 8, 2021
Saara Chaudry
CBC TV host Ginella Massa on breaking barriers, and what it's like to be a role model.
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Islam Channel 
March 8, 2021
"I knew that I was the first, but I didn't want to be the only one and I didn't want to be the last." - Meet Ginella Massa, Canada's first hijab wearing national TV news host. 
By Blacks
February 22, 2021
Marcus Medford
"From Pipe Dream to Primetime: Canada Tonight with Ginella Massa"
Across Her Table
February 20, 2021
On this podcast focused on Canadian women with immigrant roots, award-winning journalist Ginella Massa speaks with Mifrah Abid about modest fashion, "arranged" marriages, and the pressures of being the "first". 
The Vicars' Crossing
February 3, 2021
On this podcast that focuses on faith at the intersection of life in the public square, Rob, Kevin and Iain welcome award-winning and groundbreaking journalist Ginella Massa, a gifted interviewer with a fierce journalistic mind. Her new show Canada Tonight on CBC shines a light on Canada’s diversity by highlighting stories from all over the country.
The Bridge Canada 
3 de Febrero, 2021
Cynthia Basulto

Ginella Massa, periodista de la CBC quien se convirtió en la primera mujer en usar hijab en tener un programa en horario estelar en la televisión pública de Canadá. Ginella nació en Panamá y habla españolEn esta conversación, la periodista habla de las barreras sistémicas que prevalecen en el país y dice tajante que en Canadá el racismo y la discriminación son "polite" porque no es abierto ni te lo dicen a la cara. Por ello, afirma que se debe trabajar al doble para salir adelante y no hay espacio para ser mediocres .

La Presse
 28 janvier, 2021
Louise Leduc
Ginella Massa, nouvelle vedette de l’information à la CBC
Rogers TV: Your Region This Week
January 26, 2021
Robert Kubbinga

After becoming the first reporter and first news anchor in North America to wear a hijab on air, Ginella Massa has challenged the stigma again by hosting her own national news program on CBC called ‘Canada Tonight’. Ginella talks about her journey from Rogers TV to CBC and her Kitchener connection.

Radio Canada Internacional 
25 de enero, 2021
Paloma Martinez

Ginella Massa – Dejar su huella en la televisión

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Le Journal De Montréal
19 janvier, 2021
Josée Legault

Canada Tonight: regardons au-delà du hijab

Al Jazeera
January 16, 2021
أول مذيعة أخبار محجبة في كندا.. جينيلا ماسا في حوار خاص مع الجزيرة
NOW Magazine 
January 11, 2021
Radheyan Simonpillai

Ginella Massa is revolutionizing Canadian television … again. The history-making journalist discusses diversifying newsrooms and the conversations Canada needs to have before she premieres her new primetime show, Canada Tonight with Ginella Massa.

CBC Radio: The Weekend Morning Show
January 9, 2021
Nadia Kidwai
Ginella Massa is the first Muslim woman in a hijab to host a national television show in Canada. We hear how she handles the dual pressure of being a journalist and representing her community.
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Toronto Star
January 8, 2021
Bruce Demara
Journalist Ginella Massa steps into national spotlight as host of Canada Tonight
Canadian Press
January 8, 2021
Victoria Ahearn
Ginella Massa to make history with CBC news show 'Canada Tonight'
Refinery29 Canada
January 8, 2021
Courtney Shea
How Ginella Massa, CBC’s Newest Anchor, Made Her Own Dream Job. In a Q&A with Refinery29 Canada, Ginella Massa talks about her plans to push beyond the headlines, and the blessing and curse of being “a first.” 
Chatelaine Magazine 
Jan 8, 2021
Radiyah Chowdhury
Ginella Massa gets her own show, and makes history—again. The groundbreaking Muslim journalist makes her move from local to national coverage with her new primetime show on CBC News.
The Morning Show - AM640 Toronto
December 19, 2020
Greg Brady speaks with CBC host Ginella Massa about her new primetime show, "Canada Tonight", and what it's like reporting during a pandemic.
Post City
December 9, 2020
Maleeha Sheikh 
Ginella Massa is named one of Toronto's 12 most inspiring women of 2020 
Refinery29 Canada
December 7, 2020
Courtney Shea
Ginella Massa named as one of 29 Canadian Game-Changers who got us through 2020
CBC Radio - Tapestry 
Nov 15, 2019
"I was suffering a lot'
TV reporter Ginella Massa explains why it's hard to accept compliments about her new body
Forbes Magazine
Nov 27, 2017 
Pauleanna Reid
Canada's First Hijab-Wearing Television News Reporter Is Using Her Difference To Break Barriers
Top 25 Women of Influence 
Sept 7, 2017
Women of Influence honours 25 Canadian women who have had a significant impact and impressive achievements over the past year, serving as proof to all women of what is possible. 
FLARE #HowIMadeIt Series 
Sept 17, 2017
FLARE Magazine celebrates 100+ talented, ambitious and driven Canadian millennial women with cool jobs. Read Ginella Massa's story of how she made it. 
Women of Influence Magazine 
Teresa Harris
August 31, 2017
"How one Canadian reporter is breaking barriers"


Hodan Nayaleh

August 25, 2017
Meet Ginella Massa: Canada's First Hijabi News Reporter as she gets ready to share her story at the Women of Influence Evening Series


Jillian Vieira

June 13, 2017
"In the Trenches: Meet the Canadian Journalists Delivering the News We Need"


Alexandra Lucchesi 

Summer Issue, 2017
"Anchor of Change: How one York U grad changed the face of broadcast journalism"


Michael Ott
Dec 11, 2016
Ginella Massa, Canada's first Hijabi anchor offers her thoughts on the state of diversity in newsrooms, her fascinating journey to this point, and her inspiring advice for young Muslim women in Q&A with RRJ
Katie Rogers 
Dec 8, 2016
"Muslim Women in Hijab Break Barriers"
Sarah Hagi 
Dec 2, 2016
Canada's First Hijab-Wearing News Anchor
 Ginella Massa speaks with VICE about her experiences as a Muslim in the newsroom and what it means to be the "first."
Ishani Nath 
Dec 1, 2016
Meet the First Woman in Canada to Anchor the News in a Hijab: Q&A with Ginella 
November 29, 2016
Ginella Massa, Canada’s first hijab-wearing anchor chats with Joanne and Derick on BT Montreal
Jill Belland
November 29, 2016
"News Anchor Making Canadian History"
Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy
November 29, 2016
"Meet Ginella Massa, Canada's First Hijab-Wearing News Anchor"
Noor Wazwaz & Steve Inskeep
November 28, 2016
"Hijab-Wearing News Anchor Makes History In Canada"
Charmaine Noronha
November 25, 2016
"Reporter becomes Canada’s first hijab-clad news anchor"
Jillian D'Amours
November 23, 2016
"Ginella Massa says greater diversity in Canadian media is needed to better reflect country’s multicultural society"
November 21, 2016 
"Looking forward to the day when it's no longer a big deal for someone who looks like me to be anchoring a newscast."
November 21, 2016 
First hijab-wearing anchor featured in Canada 
The Eric Drozd Show 
November 21, 2016 
Ginella Massa sat in the anchor chair as the first person to wear a hijab while anchoring the news in Canada. Eric Drozd speaks with her on 570 News (interview at 23:05 mark)
Dina Al-Shibeeb 
November 21, 2016 
"Canada’s 1st hijabi anchor hopes to change stereotype"
Gordon Hurd
November 20, 2016 
"Meet Ginella Massa, Canada’s First Hijabi News Anchor"
Sarah Khalil
November 20, 2016 
"Canada gets its first hijab-wearing anchor"
March 21, 2016 
Ginella Massa answers questions for Al Jazeera's "Mubasher" about being Canada's first hijab-wearing reporter. 
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