Experience

Ali has worked with Canadian Broadcasting Corporations NewsNetwork and Online divisions. He has anchored and reported for Dawn News Network and Produced documentaries for CNBC.

Producer, Video-Journalist - CBC.CA , Producer, Video-Journalist, News-anchor - CBC News Network Toronto, ON, Canada, August 2010 - Present. - Producer, Video-Journalist and writer for CBC News online. Output-producer, content reporter, video journalist and News anchor for CBC News Network. - Reported and produced segments on the Ottawa terror plot from Toronto and Montreal following arrests in August 2010.Chased links alleged plotters to militant groups based in Pakistan. - Shot, edited and produced video reports on the International Indian Film Awards (IIFA) in Toronto (June 2011) and cricket world cup semi-final (March 2011). Produced segments and reported on the progressive conservative bid for power in Ontario after years of liberal rule. Assignments with CBC Toronto include segment production on Super Asia travel aviation fraud (Feb 2011). Assignments for CBC Vancouver include reports on smart-boards in North Vancouver and chase producer and Video-journalist on the Stanley Cup Finals (April-May 2011) - Chase producer for the Egypt uprising and coverage of events in Libya (Feb 2011).

Anchor/Producer/Correspondent - News & Current Affairs - Dawn News TV Karachi, Pakistan, October 2006 - June 2009. Senior news anchor for coverage of national politics, news Anchor for primetime hour-long nightly news broadcast. Major stories on anchor desk: Benazir Bhutto assassination (2007, on-air for 18 hours through burial Reported presidential & parliamentary elections live, produced several documentaries from the field. Live from the field with seven hours of daily coverage from Multan, Lahore and Islamabad.

Producer/Presenter - Features programming- CNBC Pakistan TV Karachi, Pakistan August 2005 - October 2006. Pitched & developed a weekly news magazine program called Zameen. Output-producer for segments on development, environment and population displacement. Produced documentary series on government corruption behind proliferating shantytowns in Karachi and Gwadar. Produced special documentary series on reconstruction & rehabilitation in the quake-affected areas.

Intern/Researcher - HOPE Worldwide (A UK based NGO, focusing on health and social welfare) Kabul, Afghanistan, May 2004 - September 2004. Conducted research for undergraduate thesis working with HOPE Worldwide in Afghanistan. Traveled through rural Afghanistan supplying medical supplies and equipment to health posts and vocational centers (Panjsher and Paktia). Work ranged from supplying medicine to health posts in rural Kandahar to assisting the opening of a maternity hospital on the outskirts of Kabul. Projects at the micro-level to an overview of political developments in Afghanistan.