Habiba Nosheen is a three time Emmy award-winning investigative journalist and filmmaker.
After a decade of being based in the United States, she returned to Canada in 2017 to join CBC News as the co-host of The Fifth Estate. Prior to the CBC, she was with CBS NEWS: 60 Minutes in New York, where her work earned two Emmy awards.
She was also the director and reporter for the Emmy award-winning documentary, "Outlawed in Pakistan" which aired on PBS FRONTLINE. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it was called "among the standouts" of Sundance by The Los Angeles Times. Prior to that, her PBS investigation, "To Adopt A Child," earned her the Gracie Award for Outstanding Correspondent.
Habiba has also previously held the prestigious NPR KROC Fellowship. She then collaborated with This American Life and ProPublic for the radio documentary, “What Happened at Dos Erres?” which was called “a masterpiece of storytelling” by The New Yorker.
A graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism Masters program in New York, her reporting has garnered numerous awards including three Emmys awards, the George Foster Peabody, the Gracie Award for Outstanding Correspondent, three Overseas Press Club awards, the New York Festival award, and the Third Coast Audio Festival award. She has also earned three nominations for the Livingston Award, which recognizes the work of top journalists under the age of 35.
Habiba was born in Pakistan and moved to Canada at the age of nine as a refugee. She is fluent in four languages and is the proud mother of Sophie and Sahil. Her guilty pleasures include listening to terrible 90s pop music.