Merella Fernandez

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Merella Fernandez (born 22 November 1973) is a Canadian reporter andwas an anchor for CityNews in Toronto.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Karachi, Pakistan to Goan parents Eulogio and Maura, she is the youngest of six children. She moved to Canada with her family at the age of one and settled in Toronto.

She is a graduate of Carleton University's Journalism program and began her career in television at CTV answering phone calls. She moved on to writing for CTV News and Canada AM before moving to Citytv in 1998 where she began working as a writer. Soon after, she became a reporter and anchored CityNews' weekend newscasts alongside Francis D'Souza. She was then moved to CityNews at Five, weekdays at 5:00pm alongside Dwight Drummond.

On January 19, 2010, CITY-TV announced cuts to several news programs and staff. The 5pm news was cancelled, and Merella Fernandez was part of a company wide layoff that affected 6% of CITY's staff, and several on-air personalities.

As of April 2011, Merella return to CTV as news correspondent with CTV News Channel in Toronto.

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