Ismaila Alfa has been named the new host of Toronto’s top-rated morning radio program and show of record, METRO MORNING, beginning Monday, August 24, 2020. A CBC Radio broadcaster and journalist since 2008, Alfa most recently served as the host of CBC Winnipeg’s current affairs program UP TO SPEED.
Born in Nigeria to a Nigerian father and Canadian mother. Alfa was raised in Nigeria and Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he studied civil engineering at the University of Manitoba. He toured Canada and the United States as a hip hop musician for almost a decade before joining CBC Radio in Winnipeg in 2008. In June 2013, Alfa took the helm as the host of Up to Speed, taking the show to #1 in the Winnipeg afternoon radio market.
Ever since touring through Toronto as a musician, Ismaila has wanted to live in Toronto. He’s excited to explore the food and music scene as well as the many ravines and green spaces. Follow Ismaila’s adventures as he explores the city on Instagram @cbcIsmaila and Twitter @cbcIsmaila.