The Toronto Star adds Raj to political team
The Toronto Star has hired senior Canadian journalist Althia Raj to the staff to cover politics.
Currently, Raj is a member of the CBC’s “At Issue” panel. Previously, she was HuffPost Canada’s senior editorial manager and its Ottawa bureau chief. She later ran its bilingual newsroom.
She was also a host and producer of “Follow-Up,” a popular bimonthly podcast featuring conversations with Canada’s top political insiders.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to join the Star. I’ve long admired its stellar journalists for their solid reporting, public service investigations, and of course, thought-provoking columns. It’s taken me a while to decide what to do next, I wanted to make sure it was the right fit. I’ve been blown away by the editorial leadership of Wayne Parrish (senior vice president) and editor Anne Marie Owens. I’m inspired by co-owners’ Paul Rivett and Jordan Bitove’s vision for the paper and its digital offerings, and I really cannot wait to see what we will all build together.”
Additionally, Raj has also worked as a national political reporter for Postmedia News and an Ottawa bureau reporter for QMI/Sun Media. She was also a network producer for CTV and as an associate producer for the CBC Radio political program “The House.”