Solarina Ho joined the CTVNews.ca team in 2019 as a freelance general news writer based in Toronto, where she covers a broad range of topics from the serious to the absurd.
Solarina has extensive reporting and digital media experience. She spent nearly 15 years with Reuters News Agency, first as a homepage/online editor for Reuters.com and later, as a correspondent, where her focus was in financial markets, transportation, and retail. She briefly wrote about financial technology and did four stints covering the Toronto International Film Festival.
She has particular interest in topics related to China, women’s issues, media/journalism, parenting and children, immigration, space exploration, the environment, and popular culture (especially television and film).
Solarina has a BA in English and History from the University of Toronto, and a MA from Stanford University. Her writing has appeared in numerous international news publications, including The Globe and Mail, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, U.S. News & World Report, and Yahoo.
She speaks English, Mandarin, rusty French, and rudimentary Cantonese.