The most-listened-to news broadcast in Canada will soon be getting a new host — Ryerson journalism alumna Nil Köksal. She will be replacing current host David Common on World Report, CBC’s flagship network radio morning newscast.
Splurged for onboard wifi and glad I did! Thanks so much for the messages and kind words. Thrilled to be the new host of @CBCWorldReport We'll be waking up together soon, Canada!!! (Ok, me a bit earlier than you ⏰☕️) @CBCNews @cbcradio pic.twitter.com/IkyNOakX54
— Nil Köksal (@nilkoksalcbc) March 1, 2018
Köksal, who graduated from Ryerson in 2001, is an award-winning journalist and host with CBC News. Most recently, she was part of the organization’s team reporting on the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Köksal was born in Turkey and immigrated to Canada at the age of four. In 2015, she returned to her hometown of Istanbul to debut CBC News’ multiplatform pocket bureau in the region and has been a foreign correspondent stationed in the city since November 2016.
Köksal has reported on a wide array of international stories, ranging from the first inauguration of former President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., to the reconstruction of a Syrian community after ISIS and the region’s refugee crisis.
In Canada, Köksal was part of CBC News Toronto’s local and provincial election coverage teams in 2014. In 2013, she won a Canadian Screen Award for her coverage of the disappearance of teenager Mariam Makhniashvili.
Following in the footsteps of her predecessor David Common, Köksal will continue to write and report for CBC, as well as host World Report.