Nil Köksal is an award-winning journalist and anchor at CBC News Toronto. With more than a decade in the industry, Nil is a trusted name in breaking news and skilled storytelling. She worked her way up through the ranks of the newsroom, to writer, producer, videojournalist, reporter and host. She has covered some of the biggest stories in Ontario, including the turbulent G20 Summit in Toronto and the loss of Jack Layton.
In 2013, Nil won the Best Breaking Reportage (Local) Canadian Screen Award for her work on Mariam Makniashvili's disappearance. Nil was lauded for her special coverage of the provincial Liberal leadership race in 2013, guiding viewers through the historic moment Kathleen Wynne became the first female Premier in Ontario and the first openly gay Premier in Canada.
She is a regular substitute host on CBC News Toronto weekdays at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. and contributes to The National as well as all CBC platforms. Nil has also reported abroad, covering international stories developing in Turkey and Washington, DC, including the first inauguration of Barack Obama.
Nil was born in Istanbul, Turkey and immigrated to Canada at the age of four and has degrees in Political Science, English and Journalism from the University of British Columbia and Ryerson University.
She is also on the board of the Toronto Public Library's New Collection Committee.
Nil says, "Viewers are smart - they want honesty, sincerity and heart from the people they allow into their homes. I hope they feel that in every story I tell."
You can watch Nil Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 11 p.m. on CBC Television.
Weekdays: 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 6:00 p.m.
Sundays: 11:00 p.m.
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