Althia Raj is a multiple award-winning journalist, ranked as one of the top 100 most influential people in Canadian politics by The Hill Times since 2015. She is currently a national columnist with the Toronto Star; the host/producer of the podcast, It’s Political; and a regular weekly panelist on CBC’s At Issue panel.
Prior to the Toronto Star, Raj was a national political reporter for Postmedia News and an Ottawa bureau reporter for QMI/Sun Media. She also worked as a network producer for CTV and an associate producer for CBC Radio’s The House before joining Huffpost Canada in 2011. She served as their senior editorial manager and Ottawa bureau chief until its closure in 2021.
In 2022, Raj was awarded the John Wesley Dafoe Prize for Politics from the National Newspaper Awards and several digital media awards for her multi-media election coverage