Aalia joined the National online team in October 2017.
Born and raised in Montreal, she first discovered her passion for storytelling at 16 years old when she travelled to southern Africa and was inspired to create a documentary on HIV/AIDS.
Aalia was first hired as a reporter for Global Montreal just shy of completing her journalism degree at Concordia University in 2012.
She eventually transformed from a night owl to a morning bird after spending a year waking up at the crack of dawn to report on live breaking news for Breakfast Television Montreal.
Before moving to Toronto, she worked as a reporter and weather specialist at CTV Montreal.
In her free time, Aalia loves to travel and work on her YouTube series, Seriously Gluten-Free, which features restaurants around Canada that accommodate people with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivities.
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