[Ginella Massa graduated with an Honours B.A. in Communication Studies at York University, and has a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Seneca College. (Photo: ginellamassa.com)]
Canada: Canada got its first-ever hijab-wearing anchorwoman on Friday, Anadolu Agency reported.
"This is not just a big deal for me personally-As far as I know, no woman in hijab has ever anchored a major newscast in Canada", Panamanian-born Ginella Massa wrote on her Facebook page.
Working for CityNews, Massa filled in as an anchor for the Friday late newscast.
Ginella Massa graduated with an Honours B.A. in Communication Studies at York University, and has a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Seneca College. She has co-hosted and produced her own web-series, provided live coverage of provincial and municipal elections, and has been published in the Globe and Mail and National Post.
Ginella Massa has also worked with community groups providing media training on how to better engage with news outlets on stories that affect them. Raised in Toronto, Ginella frequently writes about issues affecting Muslims in North America, according to her portal.
Massa also became the country's first headscarf-wearing TV news reporter in 2015. Ginella Massa has worked both behind-the-scenes and on-air for local and national Canadian news outlets since 2010, including CityNews, CTV, NEWSTALK 1010, and Rogers Television.
CityNews is the news/current affairs division of City, a Canadian network including six metropolitan TV stations as well as a cable service.