Natasha Fatah is a Canadian journalist, based in Toronto, Ontario. She is a host for CBC News Network.
Early life & education
Fatah was born in Karachi, Pakistan and spent most of her childhood in Saudi Arabia in Riyadh and Jeddah; she has also lived in Amsterdam, Montreal and Mexico City.
Her father, broadcaster and author Tarek Fatah, is Punjabi. Her mother, Nargis Tapal, hails from a Shia Bohra family of Gujarati origin.
Fatah earned a degree in political science at the University of Toronto, and then earned another degree in journalism at Toronto's Ryerson University.
From 1999 to 2000, Fatah was co-chair of the Ontario New Democratic Youth. In the wake of the 1999 Ontario provincial election, Fatah called for Howard Hampton to resign his leadership of the Ontario New Democratic Party.
She was a producer at CBC Radio One's national current affairs radio show As It Happens, Toronto beat reporter for their Ontario regional weekend morning show Fresh Air, and author of the column "Minority Report" in CBC.ca's Viewpoint section from 2004 to 2013. She has been a television and radio reporter for CBC Windsor, filing for CBE radio and CBET-TV.
In the summer of 2010, Fatah hosted the CBC Radio One summer program Promised Land, a series which presented stories about refugees to Canada.
As of April 2019, she is the anchor chair of CBC's News Network, appearing on Sundays and Fridays.