Farah Nasser is an award winning journalist, who brings extensive experience to her role as anchor on Global News at 5:30 & 6.
Nasser began her career with RogersTV before accepting a position with Newstalk 1010 in 1999. There she started as a producer and worked her way up into a reporting role. Next, Nasser made the move to Toronto 1 where she worked as a journalist for two years before joining /A\ Channel News in Barrie, reporting for the Toronto Bureau. In 2006, she joined Citytv as a reporter and later became a weekend anchor. Prior to her position with Global News, Nasser was an anchor and reporter for CP24.
Nasser has been informing viewers across the GTA for nearly two decades. Among her career highlights are the Toronto’s SARS outbreak in 2003, G20 Summit in 2010 and the Toronto 18 terror trials. She’s a political veteran having covered municipal, provincial and federal elections.
She was also the recipient of the RTNDA Sam Ross award for her viral commentary “What if the fighting in Aleppo was happening in Toronto?” in 2017. The video was viewed 3.5 million times and used as a teaching aid in schools to explain the Syrian conflict.
A graduate of Ryerson University in Radio and Television Arts, she also attended the University of Westminster in London, England for European Media Studies and later interned for CNN in New Delhi, India.
Nasser considers herself lucky to work in journalism and credits her father with her curiosity and passion for current events. She always knew she wanted to go into broadcasting and fondly remembers her first paying job and thinking, “I can’t believe they are paying me, I would do this for free!”
When not reporting on the day’s headlines, Nasser spends her time volunteering in the community. She regularly emcees community events and works with the Aga Khan Foundation, an organization that provides sustainable solutions for developing countries. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the University Health Network’s Arthritis Research Foundation and hosts their Power of Movement yoga fundraiser annually.
Nasser lives in the GTA with her husband, son, and daughter. She can often be found exploring the city, trying new restaurants or doing yoga.
What struck me most as I got ready to go live on television this evening was the mood amongst our fellow residents: shocked, saddened, yet resilient. Continue reading →
Toronto artist Alexei Vella recalls being accosted by a stranger and being called a cripple and the impacts it has had on him, years after it happened. Continue reading →
Global News anchor Farah Nasser speaks candidly about how she was confronted with racism at a young age as part of the #FirstTimeIwasCalled series. Continue reading →
Waitress Jill Coture and two colleagues went to police in December 2016 with allegations of sexual assault and assault against their boss, Criss Voulcaridis. The case went to trial, but as Farah Nasser reports, Coture was not satisfied with her former boss’ sentence. Continue reading →
Jill Coture has launched a human rights complaint after she alleges her former boss sexually harassed her for months while she worked as a waitress at Papa Joe’s Hot Kettle in Ayr, Ont., south of Kitchener. Continue reading →
Men need to start digging deep and ask themselves about the role they play in the workplace, Farah Nasser says. Continue reading →