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Aliya-Jasmine Sovani

TV Host & Producer

Aliya-Jasmine is a Producer and Host at NBC Universal in Los Angeles – a uniquely diverse talent who has made a name for herself in the verticals of: sports, entertainment, and news/documentaries.  Currently serving as a daily producer at E! News, and can be seen as Host of Last Call on BRAVO, and E! News Now.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Lessons Learned – Live with AJ on Campus
Sovani suffered through a terrible car accident as a teenager that changed her life and opened an opportunity to enter the world of journalism.  With the benefit of hindsight she shares how to use your college and university years to their fullest – both for your personal and professional development.  She shares not only her local experience but her international experiences to; of travelling to Africa and learning of the challenges posed by arranged marriages, HIV AIDS and more.  Sovani believes in the power of dialogue to share and learn, and prepare for a better future.

Platform Plus

Awards

2010
Hello! Magazine | 50 Most Beautiful Canadians
National Post | Worthy 30
Certificate of Honorable Recognition Vancouver Olympic Games
Most provoking Viral Video for ReThink Breast Cancer

2008
Anokhi South Asian Award | Best On-Air Host

2007
Gemini Award | Co-host MTV Live

  • It was a true pleasure welcoming you as our MC for the 3rd Annual YMCA Voices Film Festival. Your youthful demeanor, humor and energy were just the right fit for us and watching you speak so precisely, so eloquently and without a script was truly inspiring. Your speech was bang-on. Some of the staff pointed out how well you were able to connect all of your topics back to the project, the festival and the youth, all on the spot. At such a young age, you are clearly an experienced professional. You were my first and only choice for MC this year and I can't tell you how happy I was to learn you wanted to be part of our event. You embody all the qualities I look for in an MC - young, diverse, Canadian-born or child of immigrants, working in the entertainment industry. Your interaction with the audience and the youth was amazing.

    - YMCA Voices Film Festival
  • AJ was wonderful. She's friendly, engaging, genuine and her words are substantive. She is a terrific speaker, and inspires young people to give back to the community.


    - University of Ottawa

Summary Profile

Aliya-Jasmine recently moved to LA, after a decade serving as an anchor on many of Canada’s most popular networks including MTV, Discovery Channel, and TSN and as part of the official Olympic Broadcast team for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. In addition to being the host of Logo TV’s popular talk show 1 girl 5 gays.

While television is near and dear to her heart, Aliya-Jasmine says if she wasn’t working in the biz she would be involved in philanthropic initiatives abroad. She has also produced and hosted multiple documentaries in Sudan, Tanzania, the Great Bear Rainforest, and most prominently being on the ground in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that made international headlines.

She was also the face of an initiative between The Body Shop and MTV’s staying alive foundation to raise awareness to the global flight against HIV/AIDS she is also well educated in speaking to young people about Safe Sex. Additionally she is now speaking on behalf of Plan Canada and MTV about girls rights around the world, and how different areas pose different problem, the key is educating women in every country.

Aliya-Jasmine credits her mother, who is a director-general for the Canadian government and a philanthropist, for inspiring her. “My mom paid her way through law school by modeling. She’s proof that being hot and smart are not mutually exclusive for women.” She states that her strongest influences are her parents and, rock ‘n’ roll. In fact, she owes her existence to rock – her parents fell in love at a KISS concert!

Aliya-Jasmine attended Harvard University for her Certification in Social Media & Digital Marketing and the University of Ottawa for her Bachelors in Broadcast Communication.

What a TWIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If anything - most entertaining #Oscars in a long time! Wow. -- handled very classy by La La Land. (2017-02-27 05:15:37)
Me watching Denzel watch Casey Affleck accept that award 💔 https://t.co/IqpxaI8kp8 (2017-02-27 04:55:32)
That was the most hilarious bit I can remember from the #Oscars  in ages! We are ALL #GaryFromTheTourBus - well done @jimmykimmel !! 😂👌🏽 (2017-02-27 03:27:27)