Aphrodite Salas is an award-winning journalist who has worked across Canada and around the world. Now Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism at Concordia and Journalist for CTV Montreal, Ms. Salas also hosted her own radio show, and anchored the 6 o'clock news for Global Quebec. Prior to that, she covered national politics on Parliament Hill for CityTV's Toronto and Vancouver stations.
During her time on the Hill, Aphrodite covered two prime ministers, the merging of the political right and the Liberal party's sponsorship scandal. Aphrodite has also worked as a national correspondent for CTV News in Montreal, and was the network's transportation reporter in Toronto. As an anchor, Aphrodite has been on the desks of CTV's Newsnet, CityTV's cp24 and for two CTV affiliates - CKCO Kitchener and CFQC Saskatoon.
Ms. Salas broke into television while working at the Reuters East Africa bureau in Nairobi, Kenya. In a pinch, her bureau chief needed a French-speaking journalist to travel to West Africa and produce a number of short documentaries. Aphrodite ended up traveling through Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia as part of the assignment. She has also worked in India, England, the United States and sailed around the Pacific Ocean as part of an initiative of the Government of Japan.
Ms. Salas holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto, an MA from Concordia University and a Certificate of Proficiency in French from McGill University. Ms. Salas began teaching at Concordia in the department of Political Science and is now a full-time faculty member in the department of Journalism. She has also taught at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of Western Ontario.
Her industry awards include two RTNDA awards (Central Region and National Categories for Spot News, 2000) and she was part of the team at CityTV when they won the Gemini for best newscast in 2004.