TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - TVO welcomes Nam Kiwanuka to its flagship current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Nam will be the alternate host for Steve Paikin and will be the host of The Agenda in the Summer.
"We're thrilled to have a journalist with Nam's experience join The Agenda," says Stacey Dunseath, Executive Producer of The Agenda with Steve Paikin. "Nam brings a diverse perspective and understanding of the issues The Agenda explores and she will be a great addition as we build the digital public space for Ontario-perspective in-depth current affairs."
Nam has worked with CNN, BET, NBA TV, Sportsnet, ET Canada and Much/MTV Canada. She has written for the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, xoJane.com, Upscale Magazine, the Hartford Courant, Jane Magazine, was the editor of the African Business Journal, and was a columnist for BBC Focus on Africa Magazine. Nam was also named Emerging Filmmaker for the Class of 2013 by the ReelWorld Film Festival.
"My family came to Canada as refugees and TVO introduced us to the world," says Nam. "It was a distinctive part of my childhood because I learned so much from TVO. It's so exciting to now be the host for The Agenda in the Summer. I'm looking forward to interviewing all of these phenomenal guests and to learning with and from the audience."
Now in its 10th season, The Agenda with Steve Paikin provides an Ontario perspective on the big issues of the day offering in-depth analysis and thoughtful debate, and empowers Ontarians to be engaged citizens. The Agenda's brand of high quality journalism is accessible to Ontarians where they spend time: on their desktop, on mobile devices, and on television.
The Agenda in the Summer begins its sixth season on July 4, 2016 with Nam as host. Also look for articles from Nam on tvo.org and follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin is sponsored by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
As the technological extension of Ontario's public education system, TVO's vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.
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Image with caption: "Nam Kiwanuka, host of TVO's The Agenda in the Summer (CNW Group/TVO)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160216_C3786_PHOTO_EN_621488.jpg
Image with caption: "Nam Kiwanuka, host of TVO's The Agenda in the Summer (CNW Group/TVO)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160216_C3786_PHOTO_EN_621490.jpg
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