Nahlah Ayed

Carleton Journalism graduates continue to dominate the airwaves, with the announcement that Nahlah Ayed will be the new host of Ideas on CBC Radio One and Laura Lynch will be the interim host of CBC Radio’s flagship morning news program, The Current.

“We’re incredibly proud of what Nahlah and Laura went on to do after graduating from Carleton,” said Susan Harada, Director of the School of Journalism and Communication. “Now more than ever we need the kind of journalism that they’re both known for — truthful, insightful reportage that asks tough questions while never forgetting that people are always at the heart of stories.”

Nahlah Ayed received a Master of Journalism in 1997. She went on to be a foreign correspondent reporting from Beirut, Cairo, Baghdad, and Amman as well as Austria, Serbia, Germany, Hungary and France. She was profiled in 2017 as one of the Faculty’s 75 for the 75th alumni.

Laura Lynch graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism in 1983. She also spent many years as a foreign correspondent and a political reporter. She worked in the CBC’s parliamentary bureau throughout the 1990’s and was based in Washington D.C. on September 11, 2001. She covered 9/11 and its aftermath. Lynch will be hosting The Current during the upcoming federal election.

Friday, September 6, 2019 in , ,
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