Saphia Khambalia is a national anchor for TheWeather Network. She brings the latest information about what is happeningoutside your door for viewers coast to coast each week. When she’s not on thegreen screen or in studio explaining weather maps with her own brand of casual,polished presentation she can also be found out in the field reporting onvarious weather stories and human interest features.
Toronto TV watchers may remember Saphia from her days as a newsreporter for Citytv, Toronto. She spent 4 years in the big smoke coveringeverything from breaking crime stories and court cases to parades andinterviews with A-listers. She’s talked to big-time celebrities and influentialfigures like Bill Clinton, Aretha Franklin and Drake.
Prior to that Saphia’s big break came as one of the nationalhosts for CBC’s 2010 FIFA World Cup Coverage. She was knee-deep in the crowdsof crazy footie fans, live for the national audience watching the tournament.She also spent time as a CBC producer and writer after winning one of theprestigious Donaldson scholar awards upon graduation of Ryerson’s journalismprogram.
Saphia has loved getting to work in the Television industryin different areas, meeting incredible people and learning a lot about thelocal culture, along the way. Like in Windsor for example, where she was avideographer for CBC Windsor and in Sudbury where she was with CTV NorthernOntario, reporting and interning. She was also awarded and funded to travel toEast Africa to trace her roots and shoot a documentary while working asinternational journalist in Uganda and Tanzania. Now, Saphia is honoured to beable to interact with incredible Canadians everyday and take on the excitingweather-world as a part of The Weather Network’s on-air roster.
Saphia is also an avid supporter of many charitable causessuch as; MADD Canada, the Alzheimer’s society and the Lions Club of Canada, toname a few. Near and dear to her heart is her work as a regional Spokespersonfor the Parkinson Society, Central & Northern Ontario. Saphia lost her belovedgrandfather to the disease and continues to spread awareness and hope for acure.
Saphia was born in the Ottawa Valley, grew up in the Hamiltonarea and currently lives with her husband son and labradoodle in theMississauga/Oakville, Ontario area.
You can follow her on Twitter @SaphiaTWN and Instagram:SaphiaTWN or “Like” her on Facebook: “Saphia Khambalia”