Omar Sachedina, born on August 21, 1982 (Age: 41 years old), hails from Vancouver, Canada, and is a Canadian TV journalist and anchor associated with Bell Media. Serving as the Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor for CTV’s nightly news program, CTV National News, since September 5, 2022, he brings a wealth of experience to the role. Prior to this, Sachedina held the position of National Affairs Correspondent for CTV News.

With his engaging presence and insightful reporting, he has become a prominent figure in the Canadian media landscape. For further details about his Salary, Family, Net Worth, Age, Height, Education you can explore Omar Sachedina’s Wiki.

Omar Sachedina Wiki & Early Life

Omar Sachedina Wiki
Full NameOmar Sachedina
Nick NameOmar
ProfessionJournalist, Host and Author
Age41 years old
Date of Birth21 August 1982
Zodiac/Sun SignLeo
BirthplaceVancouver, Canada
Current AddressYet To Update

Omar Sachedina’s Wife, Girlfriend and Relationship

Omar Sachedina with Ayeesha Sachedina
Relationship StatusYet To Update

Omar Sachedina Family

Sachedina, a Vancouver native, grew up in a family of Ismaili Muslims who migrated to Canada from Uganda. His roots trace back to India, as his great-grandparents moved to Africa in the late 1800s. Fluent in Gujarati, Kutchi, French, and English, Sachedina discovered his passion for journalism at the age of 12, writing letters to various publications. In 2005, he journeyed to East Africa to produce a PBS Frontline Fellowship documentary, “Uganda: The Return,” delving into the return of Asians to Uganda after the 1972 expulsion.

Recently, CTV News highlighted Sachedina and his family in a special presentation, “Expelled: My Roots in Uganda,” which aired on November 4, 2022. His mother is Salma Sachedina, sister Nafilia Sachedina, and his partner Ayeesha Sachedina.

Parent’s NameFather: Yet To Update
Mother: Salma Sachedina
SiblingsSister: Nafilia Sachedina
Wife/GirlfriendPartner: Ayeesha Sachedina
Children Not Known


Sachedina successfully finished the International Baccalaureate Program at Port Moody Secondary School in British Columbia. Later, he earned a degree in Political Science and Philosophy from McGill University in Montreal. Moving on, he achieved a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University in New York. Additionally, he completed his studies at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.

SchoolPort Moody Secondary School
Alma MaterColumbia University,
McGill University,
Poynter Institute
Highest QualificationMaster of Science in Journalism


Early Beginnings and Internships

Farhan Sachedina kicked off his broadcasting journey as a reporter for CTV Northern Ontario, later broadening his experience through internships at Global News in Vancouver and Montreal, along with CNN International in London, England.

Citytv and CP24 Days

In 2006, Sachedina joined Citytv, contributing to both CityNews and CP24 until 2008. During this time, he covered significant events such as the 2008 Canadian Federal Election, the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Night, and President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

CTV National News Correspondent

In 2009, Sachedina joined CTV National News as a correspondent in Toronto. His role took him across the globe, reporting from the United States, Jordan, Israel, France, Mexico, South Africa, and covering major events like the Royal Wedding in 2011 and Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (2012).

Parliamentary Correspondent and Return to Toronto

In 2013, he became the Parliamentary Correspondent in Ottawa. Sachedina returned to Toronto in 2018 as the National Affairs Correspondent for CTV National News, covering breaking news stories globally, including the conflict in Ukraine.

Chief News Anchor at CTV National News

August 15, 2022, marked a significant milestone in Sachedina’s career as he was appointed Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor for CTV National News, succeeding Lisa LaFlamme. He officially took the anchor seat on September 5, 2022, addressing the controversy surrounding LaFlamme’s departure on his debut. Shortly after, on September 8, Sachedina announced the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Recognition and Awards

Sachedina’s contributions have not gone unnoticed. Nominated for Best National Reporter at the Canadian Screen Awards, he was part of the CTV News team awarded the 2020 RTNDA Canada Ron Laidlaw Award for coverage of the opioid crisis. His work on the 2018 Indonesia earthquake earned him a Daily Excellence award nomination, and in 2022, RTDNA recognized his story on Nunavik, shedding light on the roots of Canada’s first Indigenous Governor-General. Additionally, Sachedina received the 2010 RTNDA Canada President’s Fellowship.

Omar Sachedina Net Worth, Salary

Net Worth in Dollars (Approx.)$2 Million
Salary Annually (Approx.)$350k

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Omar Sachedina Height

Omar Sachedina Height
HeightIn Centimeters: 183 cm
In Meters: 1.83 m
In Feet: 5’11”
Weight95 kgs
209 lbs

Omar Sachedina Twitter, Instagram

TwitterTwitter Icon@omarsachedina
InstagramInstagram Profile@osachedina

9 Interesting Facts About Omar Sachedina

  1. Omar Sachedina, born August 21, 1982 (41 years old), is a Canadian TV journalist and Chief News Anchor for CTV National News.
  2. From Vancouver, associated with Bell Media, he took the anchor seat on September 5, 2022.
  3. National Affairs Correspondent for CTV News.
  4. Fluent in Gujarati, Kutchi, French, and English, he developed a journalism passion at age 12.
  5. In 2005, he made the PBS documentary “Uganda: The Return” about Asians returning after the 1972 expulsion.
  6. A CTV News special, “Expelled: My Roots in Uganda,” aired on November 4, 2022.
  7. Education: Completed International Baccalaureate at Port Moody Secondary, degree from McGill University, Master’s from Columbia University.
  8. Career highlights: Reported on events like the Royal Wedding and Sandy Hook shooting.
  9. Chief News Anchor since September 5, 2022; announced Queen Elizabeth II’s passing on September 8, 2022.


What is Omar Sachedina Salary?

His estimated salary is $350k.

Who is Omar Sachedina Partner?

According to his Instagram’s post his partner name is Ayeesha Sachedina .