Nil Köksal is the weekend news anchor and host of CBC News Toronto, Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 11:00 p.m. on CBC Television. With more than a decade in the industry, Nil has built a name in breaking news and skilled storytelling.
She started at CBC in 2001 as an intern, working her way up in the newsroom from writer to producer to videojournalist, telling Toronto's stories.
She has covered some of the biggest stories in Ontario and the United States. Nil brought viewers the stories of Egyptian Canadians watching the Mubarak government collapse. She was part of the CBC News Team bringing viewers breaking news coverage from the turbulent G20 Summit in Toronto. Nil has also reported abroad, covering international stories developing in Turkey and Washington, DC.
Nil is a regular substitute host on CBC News Toronto weekdays at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. and contributes to CBC Radio One, CBC News Network and The National.
Nil was born in Istanbul, Turkey and immigrated to Canada at the age of four. Nil has degrees in Political Science, English and Journalism from the University of British Columbia and Ryerson University.
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."
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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Shaw Direct 302, Rogers 127 and 514,
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