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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.
Sehgal's broadcasting career began as an anchor and reporter 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 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 since December 2011.
- Berlin is beautiful by nature by Sarika Sehgal, Toronto Star, July 13, 2012.