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Omar Sachedina Biography
Omar Sachedina was born on August 21, 1982, he is a Canadian television journalist.
He is to assume the role of chief news anchor and senior editor of CTV National News, effective September 5, 2022.
Early Life and Education
Omar was born and raised in Vancouver to Ismaili and Muslim parents whom immigrated to Canada as Indians from Uganda.
Curious about his parents’ East African homeland, Sachedina travelled there in 2005 to report and produce a PBS Frontline Fellowship feature documentary titled Uganda: The Return, exploring the return of Asians to Uganda after the 1972 expulsion.
Sachedina completed the International Baccalaureate Program while attending Port Moody Secondary School in Port Moody, British Columbia.
He has a degree in Political Science and Philosophy from McGill University in Montreal, a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University in New York, and is a graduate of The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Omar Sachedina Career
Sachedina’s work has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, The Province, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and CBC Radio.
While a student, Sachedina was an intern at Global News in Vancouver and Montreal, as well as CNN International in London, England. He later worked as a reporter for CTV Northern Ontario.
He joined Citytv in July 2006, working on newscasts for both CityNews and CP24, where he remained until 2008.
While at CP24, Sachedina covered the 2009 Federal Budget from Ottawa, anchored the 2008 Canadian Federal Election night coverage, anchored the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Night, and President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
Omar Sachedina joined CTV National News as a correspondent in September, 2009, and has reported from the United States, Jordan, Israel, France, Mexico and South Africa.
He also travelled to London, England to cover the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011.
Later that year, Sachedina went to Oslo, Norway, to report on the murder of 77 people at a youth camp.
In 2012, Sachedina reported breaking international news when he travelled to Newtown, Connecticut to cover the second deadliest school shooting in United States history, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Sachedina announced on Twitter on March 22, 2013, that he would be moving to Ottawa to assume the role of Parliamentary Correspondent.
Sachedina previously resided in Toronto, Ontario. He is now based in Ottawa, working at CTV National News’ Ottawa Bureau.
Sachedina is a frequent guest host on Canada AM, and contributes to CTVNews.ca and CTV’s W5.
In March 2012, Sachedina delivered an investigative documentary with CTV’s W5, entitled, Cold Comfort.
He also serves frequently as a substitute anchor on CTV National News for Lisa LaFlamme and Sandie Rinaldo.
Omar Sachedina Awards
In 2020, Omar was nominated for Best National Reporter in the Canadian Screen Awards, but he was not the winner.
In 2011, the National Post listed Sachedina on their Worthy 30 list, honouring the top successful men in Toronto.
Sachedina is the recipient of the 2010 RTNDA Canada President’s Fellowship.
Omar Sachedina Wife
According to social media reports, his marital status is unmarried and his wife’s name is Not Known.
Omar Sachedina Net Worth
Omar Sachedina is a Canadian television journalist. He has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
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