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Reporter Becomes Canada’s First Hijab-Wearing TV News Anchor

publishing date: 26/11/2016 04:27:05
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Reporter Becomes Canada’s First Hijab-Wearing TV News Anchor

A Toronto television journalist has become Canada’s first anchor to don a Muslim head scarf at one of the city’s major news broadcasters.

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Ginella Massa was asked to fill in on the anchor desk for CityNews’ 11pm broadcast last week. After the broadcast ended, she Tweeted, “That’s a wrap! Tonight wasn’t just important for me. I don’t think a woman in hijab has ever anchored a newscast in Canada.”

 

Massa, 29, said on Friday that she became Canada’s first hijab-wearing television news reporter in 2015 while reporting for CTV News in Kitchener, Ontario, a city west of Toronto.

 

She moved back to Toronto, where she grew up, earlier this year to take a reporting job at CityNews.

 

Although the reaction to Massa’s anchor stint and reporting role has been mostly positive in Canada, she said she has received a handful of negative comments and Tweets.

 
 
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