Queen’s Park Bureau Chief
Travis Dhanraj is the Queen’s Park Bureau Chief for Global News, leading the network’s coverage of Ontario provincial politics. Dhanraj is a familiar face to viewers in the GTA and to politicians at Queen’s Park having previously spent nearly a decade as a reporter and anchor with CP24 and CBC News in Toronto.
Beginning his career in broadcast journalism in 2005 as part of the team that brought Entertainment Tonight to Canada, Dhanraj has shown marked versatility throughout his career, having spent significant time reporting on entertainment, politics and breaking news. Dhanraj has reported on key local and national events including the November 2016 U.S. election, the Republican National Convention in July 2016, the Jian Ghomeshi trial and Canada’s 2015 Federal Election; while he delivered the first interviews both with then-Mayor Rob Ford after his cancer diagnosis in 2014, and with Ford’s mother Diane after his death in March 2016.
Dhanraj has also reported from around the globe, covering the 2011 Tsunami in Japan while working as a producer for CBS News and even travelling to Africa with legendary musician Tom Cochrane to produce a feature about the humanitarian efforts of Canadians overseas during his time as an entertainment reporter.
Born and raised in Calgary, Dhanraj is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio & Television Arts Program. In 2000, Dhanraj was presented with Calgary’s prestigious ‘Leader of Tomorrow Award’ for his work on the issue of child poverty in his hometown. Dhanraj now lives in Toronto where his interests include hockey, weightlifting, travel, and the outdoors.