Meet Roshni Murthy, an award-winning producer and leader of one of Canada’s top TV shows

Roshni Murthy is the Supervising Producer for Breakfast Television on Citytv. 

Throughout her career, she has taken on various roles in journalism from on-air reporting and writing to producing and videography. Prior to Citytv, she worked at ABC News, Global TV, CTV, and The Weather Network.

Roshni has a Masters of Science in Journalism from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television from Ryerson University, now known as Toronto Metropolitan University.

Despite many shows under her belt, Roshni says her best production yet is her baby girl Naina, who was born in 2021.

What advice would you give to women forging their career paths in the same field you are in?

Keep with the times: Resisting industry changes can hinder you from telling the best stories or producing the best content. Adaptability to new technologies and media are paramount, and opening yourself up to all the possibilities can help further your stories and reach more audiences. 

Learn and appreciate what everyone else in the newsroom does: It is important to gain insight into the different parts of your workplace and the various jobs that go into your production. Even if you do not have expertise in every division or role, a basic understanding gives you better appreciation for what your colleagues do, thus amplifying opportunities for stronger collaboration.

What do you love most about your job? 

Communicating and storytelling have always been hugely important to me.  I have the privilege to shed light on stories that inform, entertain, and inspire, and I am honoured to work with a team that does all of those things for me. The people I work with motivate me to be my very best.

Show hosts Dina Pugliese and Sid Seixeiro welcoming Roshni back from her maternity leave.

What are three of the most valuable skills needed to succeed in your field?

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Creativity

(EDITOR’S NOTE: watch this video for more tips she shared with TMU Connections)

What are the best career development books you’ve read recently? 

Recently I had the privilege of attending the Poynter Institute’s Leadership Academy for Women in Media

I received a long list of books to help me in my management journey, but my favourite so far has been “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott

It reinforces the importance of caring personally and challenging directly as a manager.  That’s no easy feat, but the book provides a blueprint to help you lead with candor and care. 

Where can people find you online? 

I am on Twitter @RoshniMurthy