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Abbas Somji grew up peppering people with questions, and boy did he love to tell a good story. So it’s not surprising that he chose to pursue a career in news reporting.
An avid globetrotter, Abbas has worked across Canada, including Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and now Alberta. Prior to working in Calgary, he’s worked (or interned) at the CBC, MTV, and OmniTV in Toronto.
From interviewing politicians during election time to covering a Bollywood-Stampede flash-mob dance, Abbas doesn’t hesitate to jump into the deep end to engage audiences. He loves learning about what makes people tick and why communities thrive.
Abbas has a BA Hons. in Journalism from the University of Toronto (joint with Centennial College) and an MA in Communication & Culture from York University. He speaks English, French and Gujarati fluently.
You can follow Abbas on twitter @abbassomji
Babar Tahirkheli is an experienced journalist with a keen interest in hard news, both international and national. His professional journalism career involves working at all media platforms, including TV, Radio, Internet and Magazines.
Babar joined Omni TV in 2011 as a News Writer. He has played several roles in Alberta’s South Asian 8:00 p.m. newscast and then moved to reporting in September 2011.
He also writes occasionally for a news website based in California, USA.
Previously, Babar had been associated with Pakistan Television News, the country’s biggest live TV news channel as News Editor/Producer for about five years. He has also worked at Toronto's well known advertising magazines’ publishing company, Auto Traders, as a Proofreader/Editor and at Waterloo's all News radio channel, 570 News, as News Writer/Editor.
Babar holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a degree in broadcast journalism with distinction.
Born in Pakistan, Babar moved to Canada in 2006 and now lives in Edmonton with his wife and two young sons - who often tend to speak for their parents among their friends saying their parents can’t speak proper Canadian English.<< Return to News Home