Makda Ghebreslassie

CBC Toronto reporter

Makda is a CBC Video-Journalist, who from time to time fills in as TV news anchor and a newsreader on Here and Now and Fresh Air. She worked in newsrooms in Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor before moving back home to Toronto.

Latest from Makda Ghebreslassie

Toronto plastic surgeon's licence suspended over social media posts, surveillance of patients without consent

A Toronto plastic surgeon and self-styled social media influencer has had his licence to practise medicine suspended. 

Seasonal workers feel relief as some head home to Trinidad and Tobago after pandemic delays

Some seasonal workers stranded on Canadian farms were able to fly back to Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, while others eagerly await their flight home or consider staying.

Looking for local appliance repair? Why you can't always trust what you find on Google Maps

If your washing machine is on the blink and you're looking for appliance repair, be wary — new evidence from an investigation by CBC's Marketplace reveals that you can’t always trust Google when it comes to finding a reliable local appliance repair person.

'They're despicable': Consumers warned of illegal advance-fee loans during pandemic

Online money fraudsters are ramping up an old scam, luring struggling Canadians in the COVID-19 era with bogus loans that lead to more financial woes, CBC News has learned.

Hospitals scramble to secure more ventilators amid coronavirus outbreak

Canada’s hospitals and health officials are looking at ways to boost the number of available ventilators to prepare for a deluge of very sick COVID-19 patients amid projections that they could run out of such life-saving equipment within weeks.

The label says 100% compostable plastic. But it's likely ending up in a landfill

You see them in a variety of products on grocery store shelves: bags, cutlery and coffee pods made of what's known as compostable plastic. But watch what Marketplace discovered about what actually happens when you put them in your green bin.

Hidden camera footage catches misleading sales practices at car rental agency

An undercover investigation into a car rental agency in Mississauga, Ont., found employees using questionable sales tactics, misleading customers and charging hidden fees.

Plastic surgeon vows to fight potential class-action lawsuit alleging he filmed patients without consent

A Toronto plastic surgeon says a class-action lawsuit alleging he breached the privacy rights of patients by recording them without their consent using surveillance cameras inside his clinic is without merit and he will fight it vigorously if it is certified.
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I camped out with Raptors fans in line for Jurassic Park — here's what happened

When Makda Ghebreslassie heard that Raptors fans were camping out to be among the first to get into Jurassic Park for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, she decided she would join them for the night.

Toronto plastic surgeon told to remove security cameras from consult rooms

The regulatory body for doctors in Ontario has made a formal allegation of professional misconduct against a Toronto plastic surgeon who had security cameras in his consult rooms. The rooms are where patients are regularly asked to remove their clothing during pre- and post-operative appointments.