Thalia Assuras

Thalia Assuras
BornLondon, Ontario
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario
OccupationJournalist, media consultant
Years active1981 - present


Thalia Assuras is a veteran tv journalist and the main of the consulting practice centered on media relations, press training, strategic preparation and executive training.

Early years

Assuras was created in London, Ontario to parents who immigrated from Tripoli, Greece, after Globe Battle II. She went to London Central Supplementary School, and continued to be in London to wait the School of Traditional western Ontario, seeking a bachelor of research level. She graduated in 1980, after that got into the graduate plan in journalism and gained her master's level in 1981.Twenty-one years later on she commented over the impact the journalism program had had on her behalf: "It's hard to spell it out my period at Western since it was a remarkable turning point in my own life. I usually acquired these delusions to be a article writer and I usually overloaded my brain with details and books. That program simply brought things jointly for me personally."


Assuras spent some time working for CITY-TV and Global Tv, including a stint seeing that reporter and weekend anchor for CityPulse from 1985 to 1988. She was the night time anchor at Global Television in 1989. From 1992 to 1993 she worked for CTV, anchoring Canada AM. She after that transferred to ABC, and in-may 1993, became a member of Aaron Dark brown as co-anchor of Globe News Today and ABC Globe News TODAY. She distributed that anchor table with Boyd Matson, fellow Canadian Kevin Newman, and Tag Mullen before departing ABC in January 1997.In 1997 she transferred to CBS, initial joining CBS Eyes On People, a wire network that CBS released in March 1997. She also proved helpful as a nationwide correspondent and afterwards became anchor from the CBS Morning hours Information in 1998. She after that become co-anchor from the Saturday Early Present in 1999 as well as the CBS Evening Information Sunday, also in 1999, alternating with Russ Mitchell. Within a June 22, 1998 content in Maclean's, Assuras commented on her behalf reason for shifting to america, saying "I needed to reside in another country. And I needed to function where you possess all the equipment you will need on a tale." In July 2009, Assuras still left CBS after her agreement with them expired.She afterwards anchored energyNOW!, a half-hour every week Television news-magazine and opinion plan made by the American Clean Skies Base; it shown first on WJLA-TV and down the road Bloomberg Television. After energyNOW!, she founded a "talking to practice for tactical planning, media relationships, crisis management, press training and professional coaching."

Awards and activities

Assuras is a founding person in The Next Era Initiative, a management program targeted at finding students involved with public affairs.The Daughters of Penelope recognized Assuras using the "2000 Salute to Females" award. She was honored the Marie Torre Memorial Prize in 2001.