Asha Tomlinson

Asha Tomlinson is an award-winning investigative journalist with CBC News: Marketplace and a CBC News contributor across all platforms.

Her investigations include the big business of fake degrees, tackling racial profiling by stores, landlords and companies, and cracking down on counterfeit goods sold online by major retailers. Her report on the illegal sale of skin lightening products led to the removal of dangerous skin whitening creams and lotions in beauty stores across Ontario.

Asha has won two Canadian Screen Awards, Best News or Information Program and Best Host or Interviewer, for her work on fake degrees. Asha and the Marketplace team mined mountains of data to uncover phony credentials used by professionals across Canada. The team even applied for and received a bogus Ph.D. within weeks. And this scheme was eventually traced back to the world’s largest diploma mill in Pakistan.

She’s worked in three provinces and one territory as an anchor and reporter.  Asha began her career as a writer in Toronto and quickly moved in front of the camera, reporting in London, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Iqaluit.

Asha joined CBC News as a breaking news reporter and host. She’s covered major national and international stories such as the Newtown shooting in Connecticut, the train derailment in Lac Megantic, the Alberta flooding, and the raging wildfires in Fort McMurray.

She was on scene at the worst mass shooting in Toronto's history, she’s been embedded with the Canadian military in the high Arctic, and was a part of the team reporting on the Toronto Raptors NBA Finals run including CBC’s special coverage of the championship parade.

Asha is also the co-creator, co-producer, and host of the series, Being Black in Canada.

A dancer at heart, Asha is a former CFL cheerleader for the Edmonton team and the Toronto Argonauts.

She lives with her family in the Greater Toronto area.

Asha Tomlinson

Role

Host, Journalist

Asha Tomlinson

Role

Host, Journalist