Arisa Cox is a popular Canadian television personality best known as the host and executive producer of Big Brother Canada. It has earned her three Canadian Screen Award nominations and the respect of fans across Canada for her love of game theory and as a champion of equity in reality television.
Cox began her career as a local TV news reporter in Ottawa at 21, while studying at Carleton University’s prestigious journalism program — which also earned her a Harry Jerome Award for academics. From there, Cox continued her career in television on both sides of the camera. Past highlights include starring in Canada’s first reality TV show, U8TV: The Lofters; hosting E! Canada with shoots and specials around the world; covering Arts and Entertainment for CBC’s The National; appearing in the Disney Channel original movie Camp Rock 2; hosting a popular morning radio show in Edmonton; and appearing in Netflix’s Christmas with a View and Global’s hit series, Private Eyes.
Along with hosting Big Brother Canada, Cox has also covered The Grammys, The Oscars, the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, and Survivor for ET Canada in Fiji and LA. She’s also hosted live events including the Canadian Screen Awards Gala, the Banff World Media Festival, Directors’ Guild of Canada Awards, and many charity events. In 2022, Cox won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Host, Live Entertainment Special, for co-hosting TVO’s televised New Year’s Eve special, From Ontario with Live: A Celebration of Hope, alongside Andrew Phung.