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Omar Sachedina

Ottawa News Bureau Correspondent, CTV National News

 Omar Sachedina joined CTV NATIONAL NEWS as a Correspondent in September, 2009, and has reported from the United States, Jordan, Israel, France, Mexico and South Africa. He also travelled to London, England to cover the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. Later that year, Sachedina went to Oslo, Norway, to report on the brutal mass murder of 77 people at a youth camp.

He also serves as substitute anchor on CTV National News and guest host on CANADA AM, and contributes to CTVNews.ca and CTV's W5. He also covered the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT in 2012, and the Boston Marathon Bombings the following year.

Sachedina became CTV NATIONAL NEWS’ correspondent in the Ottawa News Bureau in 2013. Aside from covering Parliament Hill and the National Capital Region, he has also travelled with the Prime Minister to the Canadian Arctic, St. Petersburg, Russia for the G20 Summit, and Mexico for the North American Leaders' Summit.

Previously, Sachedina was Reporter/Anchor at CP24, where he anchored Toronto’s breaking news to a new primetime record in the summer of 2009, when a super storm hit Toronto and 1.2 million viewers tuned in to coverage led by Sachedina.

While at CP24, Sachedina covered the 2009 Federal Budget from Ottawa, anchored the 2008 Canadian Federal Election night coverage, and anchored the 2008 U.S. Election Night, and President Barack Obama’s historic inauguration.

Sachedina is of Indian descent, and his family is from Uganda. Born in Vancouver, he was curious about his East African homeland, travelling there in 2005 to produce a PBS Frontline Fellowship web documentary titled Uganda: The Return, exploring the return of Asians to Uganda after the 1972 expulsion.

Sachedina is the recipient of the 2010 RTNDA Canada President’s Fellowship. He has a degree in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal, a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University in New York, and is a graduate of The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Sachedina speaks French, Gujarati, and Kutchi. He enjoys travelling, music, and sampling food from around the world.@omarsachedina