She is the first person of colour to hold the position
By Stephen Weir
Last month it was announced during a City TV Breakfast TV broadcast that Natasha Ramsahai had been promoted to Chief Meteorologist at CityNews Toronto. She is the first person of colour in all of Canada to earn this position.
She is an On-Air Meteorologist for 680 NEWS and Citynews. As a member of the CityNews weather team she is also seen on the popular Breakfast Television morning show.
“What’s big time notable is this promotion is breaking down barriers,” she posted on Instagram after the news was made official. “It is an honour to hopefully inspire young Canadians who look like me to aim high, never give up, be yourself and go after your dreams.”
Prior to joining City TV and AM 680 she worked at the CBC where she was not only the first meteorologist ever hired by the CBC, she was also the first female on-air meteorologist in the city of Toronto starting in 1999
Ramsahai was born and raised in Scarborough. Her parents are both from Trinidad & Tobago.
She is not the only Caribbean Canadian that appears on Breakfast Television. Host Tammie Sutherland is Jamaican Canadian, as is news reporter Stephanie Henry. On-Air reporter Devo Brown is often referred to as someone from the Caribbean. Wrong. His roots are Ugandan.