Nil Köksal

Nil Köksal is the host of World Report, CBC's flagship national radio news show. She begins her mornings with more than a million loyal listeners.

"The relationship with a morning audience — being invited into people's homes in Canada and beyond — is such an intimate one," Köksal says. "It is a privilege."

Born in Turkey, Köksal moved from Istanbul to Orangeville, Peterborough to White Rock, Vancouver to Toronto with short stops as a correspondent for CBC News in cities including London, Tunis, Washington, and New York along the way. 

Köksal studied Political Science and English at the University of British Columbia and Journalism at Ryerson University.

She started her career at CBC News as an editorial assistant working her way up to writer, video journalist, reporter, host, and foreign correspondent.

Based in Istanbul, Köksal's reporting from the region took audiences inside Syria, the refugee crisis, and the impact of ISIS. She covered the dramatic political and social changes in post coup attempt Turkey, the series of deadly terror attacks across the country, and the assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov.

She brought viewers several news documentaries including Secrets & Scars on the poison of polarization in Cyprus, the fight for LGBTQ rights, and Syrian child refugees.

Köksal was also part of the CBC News team covering the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

She was a live correspondent for several years on CBC News: Morning and later an anchor on CBC News Network and CBC Toronto. She is a winner and two-time Canadian Screen Award nominee for her reporting. 

Köksal is a multi-skilled journalist and will continue to contribute to other CBC News programs and platforms.

Umlauts are important to her.

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Nil Köksal

Role

Foreign Correspondent, Host

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Nil Köksal

Role

Foreign Correspondent, Host