I am a proud second-generation Canadian with Punjabi roots who was born and raised in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. I speak Punjabi, have a pretty good grasp of Hindi, can get by with some basic French and thanks to my husband I’m learning bits of German. I left Victoria when I was 19-year-old to pursue my dream of becoming a journalist and moved across the country to Montreal. I was halfway through my journalism degree at Concordia University in Montreal when I had a fateful meeting with the news director at CTV Edmonton which ultimately helped me launch my career. I convinced him to let me begin shadowing reporters at the station over my summer break and within two weeks I was on the writing staff. I enrolled in the Broadcasting Program at NAIT and completed my diploma while working in the CTV newsroom. I learned A LOT during this time. I spent almost seven years at CTV Edmonton filling every position in the newsroom from writer, web producer, reporter, producer and 6 pm anchor of the weekend newscast before I decided to move once again.
Being a west coast girl at heart, it was always my dream to move back to BC and an even bigger goal to work for Global BC. It’s the station I grew up watching and developed a deep admiration for. In January 2013 I began working at Global BC and was part of the team that launched BC1, the province’s first 24-hour news channel. I was the morning anchor on BC1 for 3.5 years covering countless breaking news stories before I became a host of Global News Morning in 2016. Despite the crazy early mornings, it is a job that I love and I feel so privileged to work at a station with such a rich legacy of journalism and colleagues who continue that vision today.
In September 2016 I married my best friend and love of my life Chris, in a beautiful ceremony in his German hometown surrounded by our closest friends and family. Our wedding day and the honeymoon that followed was simply a dream and a time that I will forever cherish.
I am currently on mat leave after my husband and I welcomed our beautiful son Hugo into the world in May 2020. He is a blessing in every sense of the word and has made me love deeper than I ever could have imagined. My final trimester and Hugo’s birth took place at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Let’s just say it's been a major adjustment to go from covering the world’s biggest story every morning on television, to starting a new family in isolation.
I’ve been a broadcast journalist for nearly 15 years and while I know the ins and outs of television news — the mom world is new to me. As I navigate this challenging and rewarding new job I am realizing that I have so much to say! So I’ve created this writing space… a place to call my own where I can share what’s on my mind.