Aphrodite Salas is an award-winning journalist who has worked across Canada and around the world. She comes to CTV Montreal after hosting her own radio show, and anchoring the 6 o’clock news for Global Quebec. Prior to that, she covered national politics on Parliament Hill for CityTV’s Toronto and Vancouver stations.
During her time on the Hill, Aphrodite covered two prime ministers, the merging of the political right and the Liberal party’s sponsorship scandal. Aphrodite has also worked as a national correspondent for CTV News in Montreal, and was the network’s transportation reporter in Toronto. As an anchor, Aphrodite has been on the desks of CTV’s Newsnet, CityTV’s cp24 and for two CTV affiliates – CKCO Kitchener and CFQC Saskatoon.
Aphrodite broke into television while working at the Reuters East Africa bureau in Nairobi, Kenya. In a pinch, her bureau chief needed a French-speaking journalist to travel to West Africa and produce a number of short documentaries. Aphrodite ended up traveling through Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia as part of the assignment. She has also worked in India, England, the United States and sailed around the Pacific Ocean as part of an initiative of the Government of Japan.
Aphrodite holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto, an MA from Concordia University and a Certificate of Proficiency in French from McGill University. She has taught at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of Western Ontario and at the Political Science and Journalism departments of Concordia University.
Her industry awards include two RTNDA awards (Central Region and National Categories for Spot News, 2000) and she was part of the team at CityTV when they won the Gemini for best newscast in 2004.
From a young age, Kimberly Lallouz knew she would be building, crafting and creating with her hands. After six years of working in the fashion industry, she followed her entrepreneurial instincts and paired it with her true passion – food. Kimberly's experience working in many of Montreal's finest restaurants and supper clubs exposed her to the food scene and prompted her first-born restaurant, Miss Prêt à Manger. Her cooking is inspired by her travels around the world, meshing yesterday's comfort with today's taste.
Renowned Montreal Chef and acclaimed host of television's 'Les Garden-Partys de Kimberly', Kimberly Lallouz is a long-time supporter of Table of Hope. We are delighted that Kimberly is Honorary Co-Chair for the 2017 edition. Kimberly is the owner of the wonderful restaurants; Bird Bar, Miss Prêt à Manger and Monsieur Restaurant + Bar.