I pitched and sold my first national news story after only one month of journalism school. I was fresh out of my Arts and Science undergraduate degree, new to Ryerson’s rigorous Masters of Journalism program, and driven to make the most of it. During an interview for a class assignment, the host of the Punjabi-language Hockey Night in Canada broadcast mentioned that his show had been quietly cancelled and I immediately knew that I had a scoop. I broke the news on J-Source and sold an edited copy to The Province, which went national on the Postmedia wire within hours. I haven’t slowed down since.
My name is Ishani and I’m a lifestyle and entertainment journalist. I was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, though that’s never stopped Uber drivers from asking her where I’m *actually* from. I’ve worked on staff at Allergic Living magazine and FLARE, where I was rose to the position of senior editor and was nominated for the DPA’s Emerging Excellence Award. I am currently a freelance journalist with bylines in Chatelaine, The Juggernaut, CBC, Best Health, FLARE, Maclean’s, HuffPost, The Globe and Mail and more. I’ve also appeared as a pop culture critic on CBC’s The National, Metro Morning, q with Tom Power and Global Radio’s Kultur’d.
Getting to cover everything from the latest must-see movie to the cultural significance of Indian jewelry for second gen kids is the reason why I loves my job—even on Mondays.
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