Nil Köksal is an award-winning journalist and anchor with CBC
Television currently on assignment in Istanbul, Turkey.
Nil has reported extensively on international stories developing in
Turkey, New York and Washington, DC, including the first inauguration
of Barack Obama.
Viewers also know her as the host of CBC News Toronto's weekend broadcasts.
In 2014, Nil was part of CBC News Toronto's local and provincial election coverage teams. CBC's Ontario votes was the night's most watched election special bringing in more than 3 million viewers.
In 2013, Nil won a Canadian Screen Award for her coverage of the disappearance of teenager Mariam Makniashvili.
Nil was born in Istanbul, Turkey and immigrated to Canada at the age of four. She 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, "Audiences are savvy - they want honesty, sincerity and heart
from the people they allow into their homes. I hope they feel that in
every story I tell."
Follow Nil on twitter @nilkoksalcbc
Weekdays: 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 6:00 p.m.
Sundays: 11:00 p.m.
Channel 5 (cable 6), Bell TV 210 and 802,
Shaw Direct 302, Rogers 127 and 514,
Cogeco 711, Mountain 600, Source 820