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Nafeesa Karim

Anchor, CTV News Vancouver


Nafeesa Karim is an award-winning journalist and the host of CTV News at Five.

Nafeesa joined the CTV News Vancouver anchoring team in 2018, as host and co-producer of weekend editions of CTV News at Six and CTV News at 11:30.

Nafeesa was part of the team that was awarded the 2021 Webster Award for Best Feature/Enterprise Reporting for Unmarked Graves: Canada's Reckoning.

Nafeesa joined the reporting roster at CTV News Vancouver in April 2012. Whether it’s in the snow or rain, or from high above in CTV’s Chopper 9, Nafeesa has reported live on some of the biggest stories in the city, including the convictions in the Surrey Six murders, the arrests of anti-pipeline protesters on Burnaby Mountain and the massive 2015 Squamish Terminal fire.

In 2018, Nafeesa won the RTDNA Dave Rogers award for Excellence in short feature reporting for her story, “Keeper of the Flag.”

Nafeesa started her broadcast career at CKNW as a radio news reporter from 2006 to 2010. In 2006, she was a recipient of the George Garrett Award and in 2010 she was recognized with the 2010 Broadcaster of Tomorrow Award by the B.C. Association of Broadcasters.

Nafeesa studied at UBC and majored in Anthropology and minored in Political Science before deciding to enroll in the BCIT Broadcast Journalism program. While at BCIT, she interned at CityTV, CTV News Vancouver and CKNW NewsTalk 980.

In her spare time, she enjoys singing in a choir, SCUBA diving and long-distance running.

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