Department of Journalism alumna Maya Johnson, BA 06, is set to embark on a career milestone as the new anchor of CTV Montreal. When she assumes the role in March, Johnson will be the first Black woman at the helm of the newscast.
Currently serving as Quebec City bureau chief and an occasional fill-in anchor, Johnson returns to the Montreal newsroom following the departure of long-time anchor Paul Karwatsky, BA 04. She began her career at CTV in 2005, becoming the station’s youngest reporter at age 21.
Last year, Johnson reached a tipping point after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. The murder compelled her to write an opinion piece titled “For Black people, pain often hidden is now in plain sight.”