Asha Tomlinson hosts CBC News Network every Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Asha is also part of the team of investigative journalists for Marketplace.
Asha studied at the University of Windsor, graduating with an Honours degree in Communications and after completing a freelance program with CBC Windsor, she has never looked back.
Asha, a native of Toronto, has worked in three provinces and one territory as an Anchor and Reporter. She started as a writer in Toronto and quickly moved in front of the camera, reporting in London, Winnipeg, and Edmonton. She also made the trek to the great white north working for the CBC in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
In 2011, Asha joined CBC News Network as Breaking News Reporter and Host.
Her breaking news coverage includes reporting on the bankruptcy filing for the city of Detroit, the train derailment in Lac Megantic and the Alberta flooding.
Asha has been embedded with the Canadian military in the high Arctic and was on scene at the worst mass shooting in Toronto's history and she also reported on the Newtown shootings in Connecticut.
To mark black history month in 2013, she co-produced and hosted the first-ever special program on CBC News Network called Being Black in Canada.
A dancer at heart, Asha has been a hip hop teacher for more than a decade and created an introductory dance course at the University of Alberta. She's also a former CFL cheerleader for the Edmonton Eskimos and the Toronto Argonauts.
Asha enjoys participating in community events, she's acted as co-host for the 2013 Harry Jerome Awards, she's been an Ambassador for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada and was part of a youth mentorship program in Edmonton.
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