Nafeesa Karim Biography
Nafeesa Kareem is one of the prominent News anchors working for CTV Vancouver. She has worked in only two media stations in her entire career as of 2023. Nafeesa started in radio and later joined television where she has been excelling year after year. Throughout her experience as a journalist, she has become a professional at doing reports, interviewing guests, storytelling, and connecting with the public.
Nafeesa Karim Age and Husband
She was born on 19th August 1981. The 42-year-old descends from the Middle East. Her way of life and appreciation of Islamic holidays show that she still celebrates her heritage. Nafeesa, however, is not as conservative as some Islam reporters. She does not wear a hijab or any Islamic clothing. We also found that she got married to her husband in 2011. They celebrated 12 years of marriage in 2023. Details concerning their children are not available on the internet.
Nafeesa Karim Education and Career
She grew up with an interest in journalism. The journey kicked off when she started school at BCIT where she was studying for a certificate in broadcast journalism.
Her first employment opportunity was at a radio station where she worked for five years as a reporter and anchor. In 2010, she got an opportunity at CTV Vancouver as a writer and fill-in reporter. She served in this position for close to two years before rising to a reporter and eventually an anchor after 6 years.
Rising to position behind the desk is a result of consistency and a determination to do the best. Over her years of employment, Nafeesa has worked from the bottom of the food chain to one of the top. She also has a desire to go even further. Nafeesa has received the following awards for her work
Nafeesa Karim Awards
George Garret Award in 2006
2010 Broadcaster of Tomorrow Award
RTDNA Dave Rogers Award for Excellence for reporting Keeper of the Flag in 2018.
In 2021, she teamed up with a journalist to report Unmarked Graves: Canada’s Reckoning, which received an award for best feature and enterprise reporting.
Nafeesa has been involved in covering news that has national significance. She did a story about how Vancouver medical practitioners developed a COVID-19 treatment that the Health Canada Organization approved for use. In the wake of the rapid use of artificial intelligence, Nafeesa joined the world in sharing the recent AI development that is used for screening for COVID-19. The technology scans the face of a person and their body temperature if the person does not have a mask it says please put on your mask.
Nafeesa Karim Influence
Outside work, Nafeesa is passionate about the wellness of the community. The death of her grandmother inspired her to start Nafeesa Fundraising where she seeks to raise funds for people suffering from Alzheimer’s. She goes on half marathons to honor her grandmother and raise awareness on the issue.
Nafeesa Karim continues to be an influential journalist inspiring the young generation. She was named one of the most influential South Asians in China. Her accolades and achievements make her a journalist in the ranks of Angie Seth and Lyndsay Morrison.
Nafeesa Karim Summary of Personal Details
Ethnicity: South Asian
Marital Status: Married
Height: probably 5 feet and 6 inches