Articles by Touria Izri
Touria Izri was born in Edmonton, but moved to Ontario shortly after. She grew up just outside Toronto in Mississauga.
She studied journalism at Ryerson University. Her first job in news was as an intern for the Toronto Star. After a one year stint in print, Touria started her first job in TV working for CTV News Channel as a writer. She later moved over to CTV National News as a producer. Some of the highlights from her four years with CTV National News were travelling to Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics, Juno Beach for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and Ottawa for the 2019 Federal Budget.
In November 2019, Touria made the switch from producing to reporting, joining CTV Winnipeg as a video journalist. The pandemic hit a few months later. She spent a year and a half in Manitoba covering outbreaks at long-term cares homes, rising cases on First Nations and the crushing toll of COVID-19 on local businesses. In March 2021, Touria returned to Alberta, as a video journalist with CTV Edmonton. There she reported on the Kenney government’s handling of the pandemic, a deadly avalanche in Jasper and the search for unmarked graves at the sites of former residential schools.
After two and a half years in the Prairies, Touria moved to Quebec in March 2022, joining CTV Montreal as a video journalist.