Sarika Sehgal

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Sarika Sehgal
BornSeptember 1976
DiedMay 2019 (aged 42)
NationalityCanadian
OccupationBroadcast journalist

Sarika Sehgal (September 1976 – May 2019) was a Canadian broadcast journalist.[1] She worked in Toronto as a producer for a national morning show.

Early life[edit]

Sehgal was born in September 1976 in Canada. She studied in India for six years. She received a degree of graduation in broadcasting program from Humber College, Toronto and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. She has travelled the world.

Career[edit]

Sehgal's broadcasting career began as an anchor and reporter[2] for CICI in Sudbury. She followed at CKEM in Edmonton similar duties where she was a key part of the special September 11, 2001 attacks coverage. She was to co-produce and anchor the noon-hour newscasts at CFCN and as well as report on health issues. She also served as an executive producer and co-anchor for CHCH in Hamilton. In September 2003, Sehgal headed back to Toronto to co-host CKXT's Toronto Tonight.

She joined CBC Newsworld as a host in November 2005 after the cancellation of Toronto Tonight. On July 10, 2006, Sehgal became host of the new show CBC News: Tonight. She then became host of CBC News: Today. Sehgal also hosted CBC News: Around the World, an international news program which aired weekdays.

Moreover, she has been involved with numerous multi-cultural initiatives, such as appearing on stage at Toronto's Yonge & Dundas Square as a special guest of the 'desiFest' May 2007 South Asian Canadian music festival founded by youth entrepreneur Sathish Bala. Sehgal announced on live television on CBC News: Today on August 30, 2007, that she would be leaving the CBC and spending the next year travelling. She has been on CTV News Channel[3] since December 2011.

Death[edit]

Sehgal died in May 2019.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben Chin and Sarika Sehgal join Toronto 1". Channel Canada.com. 2003-08-05. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  2. ^ "Diwali Dhamaka II". South Asia Outlook.com. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  3. ^ "100th Anniversary of Titanic's Sinking". Ieee.Org. Archived from the original on 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  4. ^ Thiessen, Connie (27 May 2019). "Former news anchor Sarika Sehgal dead at 42". Broadcast Dialogue. Retrieved 29 May 2019.

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