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  • On-air performance (anchoring, live interviews, ENG reports)

  • Writing for broadcast television, radio, and print/online

  • Producing segments and booking guests

  • Camera operation and non-linear editing 

  • Proficient with newsroom computer systems
    (Burli, iNews, Q View, Inception)



  • Broadcast Journalism (Diploma)
       Seneca College, Sept 2008–Apr 2010

  • Communication Studies & Sociology (Honours B.A.)
       York University, Sept 2005–Aug 2009 



  • Fluent English

  • Conversational Spanish


2021 - Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award

2020 - Canadian Screen Awards - Best Local Newscast (CityNews Toronto)

2019 - Canadian Screen Awards - Best Live News Special (CityVote: The Debate)

2017 - Federation of Muslim Women - Woman of the Year (Winner)

2017 - Top 25 Women of Influence


2020 -  Canadian Screen Awards - Best Local Anchor (CityNews Toronto)

2020 - Canadian Screen Awards - Best Live News Special (CityNews Toronto: Raptors Win)

2017 - JS Woodsworth Award for Human Rights and Equity 2017

2016 - Muslim Awards for Excellence – Woman of the Year



Host, Canada Tonight with Ginella Massa - CBC News Network
Nov 2020 – Present

  • Developing and hosting national primetime program 

  • Conducting live interviews and panel discussions on breaking news
    stories and current affairs


Special Correspondent, The National – CBC News
Nov 2020 – Present

  • Writing and producing news and current affairs reports for national newscast


Anchor – CityNews Toronto
Mar 2018 – Oct 2020

  • Anchoring 6pm and 11pm newscasts

  • Chasing, writing, producing and reporting ENG package and live hits for local Toronto newscast


Instructor - Broadcast Journalism Program, Seneca College
March 2020 - April 2020

  • Creating lesson plans and assignments for second semester writing class

  • Marking and evaluating students on writing and performance skills


Reporter – CityNews Toronto
Feb 2016 – Mar 2018 

  • Chasing, writing, producing and reporting ENG packages on local and national news stories

  • Providing daily live on breaking news stories, writing content for web, and voicing content for radio


Video Journalist - CTV News Kitchener
Jan 2015 – Feb 2016

  • Chasing local stories, shooting video, writing and voicing reports

  • Providing live hits for local Kitchener newscast


Newscaster - NewsTalk 1010
Dec 2014 – Jan 2015

  • Chasing breaking news, writing scripts, and editing audio clips to provide hourly news updates

Producer - NewsTalk 1010
June 2014 – Jan 2015

  • Producing various talk radio programs, pitching segments, and booking guests on hot-button issues


Media Trainer and Consultant
Mar 2014 – Dec 2014 

  • Providing media training and consulting to community groups and organizations


Chase Producer – CTV News Channel
Oct 2011 – Mar 2014

  • Chasing and booking guests on news topics of the day for a national 24-hour all-news channel

  • Creating research packages with background information for news anchor


Assignment Editor – CTV News Channel
June 2013 – Sept 2013

  • Liaising between national news channel and local stations across Canada, as well as U.S. news networks

  • Coordinating live reporter hits, live pressers and video feeds for 24-hour news channel


Associate Assignment Editor – CTV News Toronto
June 2010 – Sept 2011

  • Chasing news stories, pre-interviewing, and setting up interviews for reporters

  • Monitoring police, fire and EMS scanners for breaking news, and dispatching camera operators


Reporter, Cable 10 Live -  Rogers Television Peel
Jan 2014 - Nov 2014

  • Conducting on-air interviews with non-profit organizations on their contributions to the local community

  • Providing live hits during special provincial and municipal election programming 

  • Participating in roundtable discussions on issues of the day


Host/Producer - The Pulse
Mar 2014 - May 2014 

  • Creating and producing a four-part lifestyle web series featuring interesting young women

  • Generating story ideas, booking guests, conducting one-on-one interviews

  • Writing script, shooting interviews and b-roll, and editing video


Camera Operator,  Daytime Toronto & Toronto Boomer - Rogers Television Toronto
Oct 2013 – April 2014

  • Operating studio and hand-held camera for live, one-hour lifestyle program

  • Occasionally assisting as floor director, guest coordinator, and production assistant


Reporter/Videographer, Access Peel - Rogers Television Peel
Nov 2011– Dec 2013

  • Reporting on community events in the Peel region Writing, voicing and editing stories for air

  • Operating ENG camera to shoot interviews, stand-ups and B-roll for Access Peel reports

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