Althia Raj previously served as HuffPost Canada’s senior editorial manager and its Ottawa bureau chief, from the news site’s inception in 2011 until its closure in March, 2021. She set up the Ottawa bureau and later ran its bilingual newsroom, overseeing its political coverage of Parliament Hill and of the National Assembly in Quebec City. In 2017, she launched “Follow-Up,” a bi-monthly politics podcast she hosted and produced.
Althia was one of the moderators of the 2019 federal election debate. She also organized and moderated a federal NDP leaders debate in 2017 and the Ontario PC leadership debate in 2018.
She has consistently been ranked in The Hill Times list of the top 100 most influential people in Canadian politics since 2015. She is also the recipient of several digital media awards for her multi-media election coverage.
Prior to joining HuffPost, Althia was a national political reporter for Postmedia News and an Ottawa bureau reporter for QMI/Sun Media. She also worked as a network producer for CTV and as an associate producer for the CBC Radio program “The House.”
Currently, Althia is a panelist on CBC’s political forum “At Issue”. She is also a weekly contributor to CPAC’s French-language program “L’Essentiel” and the Friday guest of its “Today In Politics” podcast.
She is a proud Parliamentary Internship Program alumna. A graduate of McGill University, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. She is a past chair of the board of directors of apt613.ca, an award-winning not-for-profit arts and culture blog which she co-founded in 2008.