Piya Chattopadhyay

Piya Chattopadhyay is the host of CBC Radio’s THE SUNDAY MAGAZINE, a lively and wide-ranging program that helps you make sense of our changing world and reflects upon ideas in the air. Each week, Piya brings listeners a smart mix of long-form conversations, documentaries, music, and more, taking time for deep exploration, but also making space for surprise and delight.

She previously hosted CBC Radio One's OUT IN THE OPEN, which explored one timely topic each week through revealing personal stories, passionate opinions, and challenging perspectives.

In her more than two decades as a journalist, Piya has been a reporter and host, for both radio and TV, in Canada and abroad.

She worked as a guest host for TVO’s The Agenda and for CBC’s THE CURRENT for several years. Prior to that, she was Fox News Radio's Middle East correspondent, based in Jerusalem, but travelling throughout the region.

She has covered war and natural disasters, politics, healthcare and education.

Piya has reported from many international locations including Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, India, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, the Palestinian territories, Kenya, the United Kingdom and France, to name but a few.

She has received many accolades for her work including: New York Festival awards, RTDNA awards, two Gabriel awards and a South Asian Journalists Association award.

In her off-air life, Piya has a daughter and identical twin boys. She is married to fellow CBC journalist and economics correspondent Peter Armstrong.

Piya was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to parents who immigrated to the province from India in the late 1960s. She has one sister.

Follow Piya on Twitter: @Piya.

Piya Chattopadhyay

Role

Host

Piya Chattopadhyay

Role

Host