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Piya Chattopadhyay

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Piya Chattopadhyay
SpousePeter Armstrong
ShowThe Sunday Magazine (since 2020),
Out in the Open (2016–2020)
NetworkCBC Radio One

Piya Chattopadhyay (/ˈpə ˌætəˈpæd/) is a Canadian journalist, currently host of The Sunday Magazine on CBC Radio One.

She is known for her work on CBC Radio,[1][2][3] as well as on Fox News Radio,[4] and TVOntario.[5] Prior to launching The Sunday Magazine in 2020, she was the host of Out in the Open and had worked in broadcasting for more than 20 years, as a fill-in anchor and host on TVOntario and the CBC's radio and television networks, including on The Agenda, The Current, Q, The World at Six and Cross-Country Checkup, and previously as Fox News Radio's Middle East correspondent.[6]

In 2010 she won the Gabriel Award for Do No Harm, her documentary about Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish.[7]

Her weekly CBC Radio series Out in the Open debuted on May 28, 2016, and ran until June 28, 2020.[8]

On June 8, 2020, it was announced that Chattopadhyay would be succeeding Michael Enright as host of CBC Radio's three-hour Sunday morning block of in-depth interviews and documentaries which was called Sunday Edition under Enright's tenure.[9] The new programme, The Sunday Magazine, premiered on September 13, 2020.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Chattopadhyay's parents emigrated to Canada from Kolkata, India in 1967,[7] and she was born in Saskatoon.[1] She is married to fellow journalist Peter Armstrong, whom she met while both were working for the CBC.[10]


  1. ^ a b CBC’s Piya Chattopadhyay: ‘doing what I want to do’, by Constance Scrafield; at the Orangeville Citizen; published October 31, 2013; retrieved May 1, 2014
  2. ^ Crowd greets CBC staff as bureau goes on air, by Jason Hewlett; at the Kamloops Daily News; published October 9, 2012; retrieved May 1, 2014
  3. ^ Senate explores future financial landscape, by Paul Mayne, in Western News (University of Western Ontario); published November 21, 2013; retrieved May 1, 2014; "well-known radio and television personality, Piya Chattopadhyay, who is often a host on both CBC radio and TVO (...)"
  4. ^ The adventure continues..., by Denise Garrado; in the Bradford Times; published March 31, 2011; retrieved May 1, 2014
  5. ^ TVO welcomes Piya Chattopadhyay to The Agenda with Steve Paikin Archived 2014-05-02 at the Wayback Machine at TVOntario; published April 20, 2011, retrieved May 1, 2014
  6. ^ a b "Join Piya Chattopadhyay as she launches The Sunday Magazine". CBC News. September 6, 2020. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Arrival Lounge, in E-Desi News (page 31); published July 2011; retrieved May 1, 2014
  8. ^ "CBC Radio to debut Out in the Open, The Candy Palmater Show". CBC News, May 16, 2016.
  9. ^ "Piya Chattopadhyay to host Sunday mornings on CBC Radio". CBC Radio. June 8, 2020. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  10. ^ Office romance is good for business, by Jasmine Budak, in Canadian Business; published May 7, 2012; retrieved May 1, 2014