From a media release:
CBC News today announced that Emmy and Peabody award-winning investigative journalist and filmmaker Habiba Nosheen (60 Minutes, Frontline) will join investigative series the fifth estate as new co-host in January 2017. Nosheen will join Gillian Findlay, Bob McKeown and Mark Kelley during the fifth estate’s 42nd season, which launches October 21, 2016.
Born in Pakistan, Nosheen grew up in Canada, where she immigrated with her family at the age of nine as a refugee. She got her start in journalism reporting from Pakistan for CBC Radio and was later selected for the prestigious Kroc Fellowship, where she reported on-air for NPR‘s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Nosheen joined 60 Minutes in 2014, where her reporting was nominated for an Emmy Award and named a finalist for the George Foster Peabody Award. In 2013, she directed, reported and narrated the film Outlawed in Pakistan, which aired on Frontline, winning the Emmy for Outstanding Research and Nosheen’s third Overseas Press Club Award.
Nosheen was the on-air reporter for This American Life radio documentary, What Happened at Dos Erres?, which investigated a massacre in Guatemala. The New Yorker called it “a masterpiece of storytelling,” and her reporting won the George Foster Peabody Award, The Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, The Third Coast Radio Award, The New York Radio Festival Award and two Overseas Press Club Awards. She was also a finalist for The Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Nosheen’s stories have been published by The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post, BBC and ProPublica.
Offering viewers compelling in-depth stories, and fast-reaction investigations of ongoing events, the fifth estate’s 42nd season premieres on CBC on October 21, 2016. The show has been recognized with hundreds of awards in Canada and internationally.
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