Sarika Sehgal (September 1976 - May 2019) was a Canadian broadcast journalist. She worked in Toronto as a producer for a national morning show.
Sehgal was born in September 1976 in Canada. She studied in India for six years. She received a degree of graduation in broadcasting program from Humber College, Toronto and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. She has travelled the world.
Sehgal's broadcasting career began as an anchor and reporter for CICI in Sudbury. She followed at CKEM in Edmonton similar duties where she was a key part of the special September 11, 2001 attacks coverage. She co-produced and anchored the noon-hour newscasts at CFCN and as well as report on health issues. She also served as an executive producer and co-anchor for CHCH in Hamilton. In September 2003, Sehgal headed back to Toronto to co-host CKXT's Toronto Tonight, with Ben Chin.
She joined CBC Newsworld as a host in November 2005 after the cancellation of Toronto Tonight. On July 10, 2006, Sehgal became host of the new show CBC News: Tonight. She then became host of CBC News: Today. Sehgal also hosted CBC News: Around the World, an international news program which aired weekdays.
Moreover, she was involved with numerous multi-cultural initiatives, such as appearing on stage at Toronto's Yonge & Dundas Square as a special guest of the 'desiFest' May 2007 South Asian Canadian music festival founded by youth entrepreneur Sathish Bala. Sehgal announced on live television on CBC News: Today on August 30, 2007, that she would be leaving the CBC and spending the next year traveling.
In December 2011, she joined CTV News, Sudbury, which she left to found Khel Centre for Creativity & Inner Peace, a creative and spiritual retreat near Erin, Ontario.
In a manifesto posted to the Khel website, Sehgal explained her decision to walk away from television saying “Like so many North Americans, my entire identity and ego were tied to my work. And that happened for nearly 20 years.”
Sarika Sehgal died in May 2019.