Murtz Jaffer

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Murtz Jaffer
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Murtz Jaffer
Born Murtz Jaffer
North York, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Host, Writer, Journalist

Murtz Jaffer is a Canadian celebrity journalist. He hosted the television show Reality Obsessed which aired on TVTropolis and the Global Reality Channel in Canada. He recently served as a freelance producer with Canada AM. He is the television editor of InsidePulse.com, a freelance producer with CTV Newschannel[1] and an associate producer with Pop Life. Jaffer currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

Career[edit]

Jaffer began his career writing for The Sports Network at the age of 17. After reporting for the site from 1997–1998, Jaffer wrote for a variety of wrestling websites before deciding to launch his own internet property in 2001.

In 2002, Jaffer launched Survivor-Central, an online resource about Survivor just as he began studying at the University of Toronto. The site became one of only a handful of websites dedicated to the show. The site led to Jaffer developing a reputation as a Survivor expert.[2]

In 2004, Jaffer merged Survivor-Central with InsidePulse.com, an entertainment website.[3]

Jaffer graduated from Centennial College's post-graduate journalism program in 2003. He has worked at Entertainment Tonight Canada, the Toronto Sun, Z103.5, Virgin Radio 99.9 and volunteered at CTV.ca. He has freelanced for the National Post and TV Guide Canada.

In 2007, he appeared in The New York Times for starting an anti-application Facebook group.[4]

In 2008, Jaffer was recognized as one of Centennial College's Alumnus of Distinction award winners, becoming one of the award's youngest recipients.[5]

Jaffer was the host of Reality Obsessed which aired on the TVTropolis network in Canada. The show was a behind-the-scenes look at reality television and won a Gemini Award for 'Best Direction In A Reality Series' for its 'Ultimate Casting Tape' first-season episode.[6]

In 2011, Jaffer received the 'Special Achievement In Reality Reporting Award' at the Reality Rocks convention in Los Angeles.[7] Later that year Jaffer appeared as an extra on the season finale of Dan for Mayor on CTV.[8]

In 2015, Jaffer worked as a freelance producer on the Canada AM morning program.

He is currently a producer with CTV Newschannel.

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