Merella Fernandez Biography
Merella Fernandez is a Pakistani Canadian reporter and was an anchor for CityNews in Toronto. Born on 22 November 1973 in Karachi, Pakistan to Goan parents Eulogio and Maura, she is the youngest of six children. She moved to Canada with her family at the age of one, settling in Toronto. She is a graduate of Carleton University’s Journalism program and began her career in television at CTV answering phone calls.
Merella Fernandez Parents – Family
She is the daughter to Eulogio and Maura who are from Goa – father from Nadora. and mother from Anjuna. She is the youngest of six children: one boy and five girls.
Merella Fernandez Married – Husband
Merella chooses to keep all the facts of married life to herself. She is never seen walking openly with any man and has never introduced her husband or children to the media even if she has any. Even her parents never talked about her married or love life.
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Merella Fernandez Career
She then moved on to writing for CTV News and Canada AM before moving to Citytv in 1998 where she began working as a writer. Soon after, she became a reporter and anchored CityNews’ weekend newscasts alongside Francis D’Souza. She was then moved to CityNews at Five, weekdays at 5:00pm alongside Dwight Drummond. On January 19, 2010, CITY-TV announced cuts to several news programs and staff. The 5 pm news was cancelled, and Merella was part of a company-wide layoff that affected 6% of CITY’s staff, including several on-air personalities. As of April 2011, Merella returned to CTV as news correspondent with CTV News Channel in Toronto.
Throughout Fernandez career, she has covered a wide range of breaking news and major events including reporting on the 2012 visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to Canada; Karla Homolka’s release from prison; the SARS outbreak; Pope John Paul II’s visit to Toronto in the summer of 2002 and Canada’s first-ever same sex marriage in 2005.
Merella is also known for acting in Total Recall (2012), Battleground (2012) and Bash at the Square (2007).
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