Aya Al-Hakim joined the Global News team in May 2019.
Aya is a first-generation immigrant, born in Baghdad, Iraq and raised in Amman, Jordan. She immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2010 to pursue a better life. She graduated from the University of King’s College with an honours degree in journalism.
For two years, Aya worked as a reporter/editor for CBC Nova Scotia, where she developed a keen interest in women’s issues, refugee/immigrant stories and the arts.
When not in the newsroom you can find Aya reading a historical romance book and begging her cat to come sit on her lap.