Piya Chattopadhyay

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Piya Chattopadhyay
Born Saskatoon
Show Out in the Open
Network CBC Radio One
Spouse(s) Peter Armstrong

Piya Chattopadhyay (/ˈpə ˌætəˈpæd/) is an award-winning Canadian journalist known for her work on CBC Radio,[1][2][3] as well as on Fox News Radio,[4] and TVOntario.[5] She is known primarily 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.

In 2010 she won the Gabriel Award for Do No Harm, her documentary about Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish.[6]

Her own weekly CBC Radio series Out in the Open debuted on May 28, 2016.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Chattopadhyay's parents emigrated to Canada from Kolkata, India in 1967,[6] 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.[8]


  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 at TVOntario; published April 20, 2011, retrieved May 1, 2014
  6. ^ a b Arrival Lounge, in E-Desi News (page 31); published July 2011; retrieved May 1, 2014
  7. ^ "CBC Radio to debut Out in the Open, The Candy Palmater Show". CBC News, May 16, 2016.
  8. ^ Office romance is good for business, by Jasmine Budak, in Canadian Business; published May 7, 2012; retrieved May 1, 2014