Tasha Kheiriddin, National Affairs Anchor, CTV NEWS CHANNEL
Published Tuesday, October 4, 2011 5:54PM EDT
Tasha Kheiriddin is the co-host of NATIONAL AFFAIRS on CTV News Channel. She is also a columnist with the National Post and a frequent commentator on politics and public policy issues.
Kheiriddin was bitten by the political bug in high school, and never recovered. After earning a law degree from McGill University in 1993 and practicing for 3 years, Kheiriddin chose to pursue a career in politics, public advocacy, and media. From 1994 to 1998 she served as President of the Progressive Conservative Youth Federation of Canada. Kheiriddin then produced daily current affairs programming for CBC Newsworld and host-produced three weekly programs for the Cable Public Affairs Channel, for which she was awarded the Justicia Award for Excellence in Journalism by the Canadian Bar Association.
In 2004 Tasha joined the Canadian Taxpayers Federation as Ontario Communications Director, and in 2005 co-authored the best-seller, Rescuing Canada's Right: Blueprint for a Conservative Revolution.
Kheiriddin subsequently served as Vice-President of the Montreal Economic Institute, and later as Director for Quebec of the Fraser Institute, while lecturing on conservative politics at McGill University.
Kheiriddin currently lives in Whitby, Ontario, with her daughter Zara, born in 2009.