CBC News Toronto: Our Team

More about Anne-Marie Mediwake

Anne-Marie Mediwake

News anchor Anne-Marie Mediwake is the co-host of CBC News Toronto at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. weeknights on CBC Television.

In 2011, Anne-Marie was named the GTA's Woman of the Year at the Consumer's Choice Awards, recognizing the trust she has earned from viewers for her commitment to journalistic excellence and her active community involvement.

Mediwake's portfolio includes prominent roles in CBC's local, national and international news coverage; from Jack Layton's state funeral to The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton from London and their Canadian tour. Recently, Mediwake has brought viewers insightful interviews with former governor general Michaëlle Jean, humanitarian Stephen Lewis, feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem and Bollywood superstar Bipasha Basu. More...


More about Dwight Drummond

Dwight Drummond

Dwight Drummond has been a reporter and news anchor for over two decades. He was awarded the Ryerson University Alumni Award of Distinction and has been inducted into the Faculty of Radio and Television Arts Wall of Fame. Dwight is currently the co-host of the flagship supper hour newscast for CBC Toronto.

Dwight has done "just about every job there is to do in a newsroom" as he worked his way up through the industry.

Known for his exclusives, he's broken local stories that have gone national and has reported from the U.S., Caribbean and Africa. He had the lead story on CityNews' Gemini win for best newscast, and a top story for City's Edward R. Murrow win for best newscast. More...


More about Nil Köksal

Nil Köksal

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. More...


More about Mike Wise

Mike Wise

Mike Wise is the anchor of CBC News Toronto at 11, weeknights at 11:00 p.m. Mike's covered every beat including seven years as the Ontario Legislative reporter for CBC Television.

While there he created "Queen's Park: Making the Grade", an award winning series that followed several high school students as they developed their own private member's bills.

It was a unique experiment that saw the teens through the political process right up having their bills introduced and debated in the Ontario Legislature. More...


More about Marivel Taruc

Marivel Taruc

Marivel Taruc is the host of Our Toronto. She's already a familiar face in the newsroom as a reporter with CBC News Toronto at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm. Previously, she was the business anchor for CBC News: Morning. In her years as a financial and economics reporter, Taruc covered such stories as the economic aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, the unprecedented collapse and bailout of GM and Chrysler and the 2008 global economic meltdown. She has interviewed top newsmakers of the day, including business leaders and federal cabinet ministers.

Taruc began her career as a news reporter in her hometown of Winnipeg. While working at CBC Manitoba, she covered major events, including 1997's "Flood of the Century" and various federal, provincial and municipal elections.

Taruc graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.


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Charlsie Agro is a videojournalist with CBC Toronto's weekend team. She was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario. Her academic and athletic pursuits eventually took her to Philadelphia and St. Joseph's University to play NCAA division one field hockey.

Off the turf, Charlsie pursued her passion for storytelling, interning with both ESPN and NBC. After graduating with a degree in English, History and Performing Arts, Charlsie got her start in local news at CHCH in Hamilton. Soon after she completed her graduate certificate in Journalism and New Media from Sheridan College. Charlsie then headed west to Victoria BC and then to Edmonton, AB where she worked as a videographer for CityTV.

When CBC Windsor came calling Charlsie jumped at the chance to head back to Ontario. While in Windsor Charlsie covered some of southwestern Ontario's biggest stories locally and for the network. She is looking forward to doing the same back home in the GTA.


Contact Steven D'Souza

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Steven D'Souza graduated from Ryerson University in 2000, joined CBC News, and soon picked up a camera to become a video journalist. He's had a chance to meet people like Wayne Gretzky, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and filmmaker Michael Moore. He's covered national and local stories that have taken him from the lawn of the White House during the 2004 State of the Union Address to inside the Confederation Bridge in PEI to the 2006 Stanley Cup Final in Edmonton.

Steven grew up in Richmond Hill and loves being back home in Toronto. "I always try to find a way to make the viewer understand what is happening and why it is important. There is so much going on in your everyday life, you need to know how things will affect you and your family. If I can inform and maybe even entertain a bit then I've done my job."


Contact Natalie Kalata

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Natalie Kalata is a videojournalist for CBC Toronto. She shoots, writes and presents news for television, radio and online.

Born and raised in Toronto, Natalie started her career in Saskatchewan before being hired by CBC Newfoundland and Labrador in 2008. First in Labrador City and then St. John's, Natalie has covered it all, from hurricanes to hostage takings, to health care. Her work has been featured on CBC News Network, and the National.

In just three years, Natalie's stories have earned her and her newsroom, a Gemini Award, multiple Edward. R. Murrow awards and Atlantic Journalism Awards. In 2010 she was named new journalist of the year in Atlantic Canada. She has a degree in Communications from the University of Ottawa. In her free time you will find Natalie out running, playing soccer, or occasionally out acting in the theatre.


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John Lancaster is CBC's Network reporter for Toronto.

While he is assigned to cover a variety of stories, from breaking news to politics and sports, he is best known for his enterprise and investigative work. John has travelled across Canada, the US and abroad to bring Canadians his unique brand of story telling.

John has been awarded several RTNDA awards for his enterprise stories. He is a 2010 winner of a CAJ award for excellence in investigative journalism. He was also nominated in 2011 for a Gemini award for breaking news coverage. John's stories appear on The National, CBC Toronto and on CBC radio.


Contact Debbie Lightle-Quan

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Debbie Lightle-Quan was a high school and Queen's University athlete pursuing a career as a police officer when she was brought in as a ringer for CBC's The National baseball team. "The second I stepped into the newsroom, I knew CBC was the place I wanted to work."

Today, she puts her athletic skills to work as a video journalist on CBC News Toronto. She loves to play and cover sports. "I try to capture the essence of a person with my camera then tell the story of what motivates them whether they are a professional hockey player or a female kick boxer."

Debbie has two Gemini nominations for her work. She enjoys working and playing in Toronto with her husband and two children. She has three hobbies: "sports, sports and more sports".


Contact Lucy Lopez

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Lucy grew up in the suburbs of the GTA, so the opportunity to be the 905 Reporter for CBC News Toronto 905 is like coming home. Establishing the 905 News Room in this fast growing region is just the type of challenge Lucy enjoys. Over the last eight years, she's worked in news markets across northern and eastern Ontario, and has done everything from reporting and anchoring to shooting, editing, and producing.

With a range of experience - everything from anchoring on 9/11 to reporting on the newest video game craze - Lucy enjoys connecting viewers to the story and the people behind the story.

"The best part about being a reporter is the people you meet every day. Each one has a unique, sometimes extraordinary story to tell. I feel very fortunate to hear their stories and to share them with our viewers."


Contact Stephanie Matteis

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Stephanie Matteis started as a newspaper reporter almost two decades ago, earned a Masters in Journalism and has worked in television and radio ever since. She's been on-air and behind-the-scenes, as a national and local reporter, producer, director and writer.

Some highlights of Stephanie's career include an award-winning documentary about medicine for the Discovery Channel; a Gemini-nominated series for CBC; and a Gemini-award winning documentary for The National. She joined CBC News Toronto in Toronto in 2007.

She loves living in the world's most multi-cultural city and getting people to share their stories. At the end of the day, Stephanie says she simply feels lucky to be a storyteller and have an amazing outlet for that irrepressible impulse.


Contact Aarti Pole

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Aarti Pole is a reporter with CBC News Toronto and The National. She joins the Toronto team from Vancouver where she worked at CBC as an anchor and reporter, launching Vancouver's weekend TV newscast in 2011, and then CBC Radio's weekend newscasts in 2012.

In B.C,, Aarti was part of CBC's award winning coverage of the Stanley Cup Riots in June 2011. She also brought Canadian viewers coverage from forest fires and reported live from BC ridings during the federal election.

Prior to working in Vancouver, Aarti was a reporter and backup anchor for CBC News Winnipeg. She also worked as a video journalist, shooting and editing her stories for The National. In Manitoba, Aarti covered a variety of stories from disasters to politics including the flooding of 2009 and the NDP leadership convention.

Aarti started her career in Terrace, B.C. as a video journalist, anchor and radio reporter, after graduating from Ryerson University's Journalism program. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from the University of British Columbia. Aarti was the recipient of CBC's Diversity Scholarship in 2007.


Contact Genevieve Tomney

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Genevieve Tomney joined CBC News as a reporter in 2007. She's had the opportunity to work on both the east and west coasts of Canada in Vancouver, Halifax, Fredericton and Saint John. In 2010, she jumped at the chance to move back to her hometown of Toronto and join the CBC News Toronto team.

Genevieve has covered major stories for CBC News from the Russell Williams sentencing hearings in Belleville to the Toronto leg of CBC's Gemini Award nominated coverage of the Queen's 2010 Royal Visit.

Genevieve is thrilled to live and work in downtown Toronto and get to explore every inch of the world's best city as a reporter. In her spare time, you'll catch Genevieve at the yoga studio, or a downtown dog-park.


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