Moving On: Ginella Massa Bids Farewell to CBC News Network
The pioneering host of CBC News Network’s “Canada Tonight,” Ginella Massa, has announced her resignation and disclosed her exciting future plans. After giving birth to her lovely daughter and completing a nine-month maternity leave, Ginella is now prepared to start a new chapter in her life.
Ginella has always been motivated by her enthusiasm and tenacity, and over the course of her career, she has created history. In 2015, while working at CTV Kitchener, she made history by being the country’s first hijab-wearing TV news reporter. She made more history at CityNews Toronto when she became the first Canadian woman to anchor a major newscast while wearing a hijab. She also achieved new heights in 2020 when she began anchoring her own CBC program.
Ginella wrote a moving letter to her supporters and admirers in which she shared how motherhood has altered her definition of success. In today’s rapidly evolving media environment, she wants to explore fresh opportunities to make an impact.
Ginella has been keen to seek public speaking engagements for some time, and she intends to do so by expanding her personal brand through media consultancy, creating brand alliances, and doing so. She is also eager to share her knowledge with students at Toronto Metropolitan University where she teaches journalism part-time.
Ginella wants everyone to know that even though she is leaving her prime-time program, she won’t completely vanish from the air. She will continue to occasionally contribute to both radio and television
Ginella recognizes the significance of her departure from primetime TV. She is aware that many see her as a role model, showcasing what Muslim women can achieve in the mainstream media. However, she sees her time at CBC News as a catalyst for change, encouraging others to follow in her footsteps and creating more opportunities for underrepresented individuals.
Throughout her career, Ginella has shattered barriers and made a lasting impact on Canadian media.