Farah Nasser

Farah Nasser

Anchor

Farah Nasser has been an Anchor for CP24 since February 2010 and has reported in Toronto from the time she was 18 years of age. She started her on-air career with RogersTV (Peel Region) then with /A\ Barrie reporting for the Toronto Bureau, in 2006 she joined CityTV/CP24 in Toronto. More than a decade later she feels lucky to work as a journalist calling it "a front row seat to history" both in local communities and events taking place around the world.

Nasser's career highlights include reporting on the G20 Summit in Toronto, Air France crash, Hurricane Katrina, the Toronto 18 terror trials and various municipal, provincial and national elections.

 

Nasser's parents immigrated to Toronto in the early 1970's from Tanzania, Africa and embraced Canada and their new home town, Toronto. At a young age when most kids were watching cartoons Nasser's father made her watch international news with him instead using the coverage to educate her about how governments function, why stories were historically significant and how the media is an important facet of democracy.

 

Nasser is a graduate of Ryerson University in Radio and Television Arts, attended University of Westminster, in London, England for European Media Studies, and interned for CNN in New Delhi, India. Nasser's first job after University graduation was as a reporter and anchor on Toronto radio at News Talk 1010 (CFRB).

 

Off-air Nasser spends considerable time volunteering in her community. Nasser sits on the York Regional Police's Crime Prevention council and often acts as emcee for the force's events. She helps raise awareness and funds for the University Health Network's Arthritis and Autoimmune Research Centre Foundation (AARC). She dedicates time to the Aga Khan Foundation, a charity that provides sustainable solutions for the underprivileged in Asia and Africa.

 

Nasser lives in the GTA with her husband. On a day off what she enjoys most is just exploring her city, trying new restaurants and spending time with family and friends.