Articles by Anwar Knight
Anwar Knight is a proud Canadian broadcaster, blogger, and self-proclaimed "weather weenie”. Anwar Knight joined the CTV News Toronto team as the Weekend Weather Reporter in 2007 and in 2009 transitioned to reporting the weather weekdays on CTV Toronto’s NEWS AT NOON. Anwar is proud to be an integral part of Toronto’s #1 Newscast. He anchors the local morning news briefs, followed by live reports from various community events in the GTA on CTV NEWS AT NOON while delivering his always engaging forecast.
His quick wit and humour are also showcased nationally as a regular fill-in co-host on Canada's most watched national morning newsmagazine, CANADA AM.
A graduate of the Humber College broadcast journalism program, Anwar began his career as a radio DJ and stand-up comic. His warm and energetic personality has become a favourite with both listeners and viewers nationwide. Prior to joining CTV News Toronto, Anwar cut his teeth in weather with The Weather Network, Global Television, and Oasis HD.
In 2010, Anwar was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. A fighter and always the eternal optimist, Anwar’s challenge was not only getting better, but also to become a catalyst for change - especially when it comes to cancer. His blog, Anwar’s Journey: The hodgepodge of an optimist, chronicled his road to recovery, while helping launch a new support initiative. Hope Happens is a national support network aiming to inspire and empower those who are newly diagnosed with cancer and those who support them.
Anwar donates his spare time to a number of charities including; the Lymphoma Foundation Canada where he is a board member, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, and Breakfast for Learning.
A travel enthusiast, Anwar has explored some of the world's most endangered eco-systems like the Florida Everglades and the Rainforests of Costa Rica