Popular Canadian television personality Arisa Cox is best known as the host and executive producer of the wildly popular reality competition show, 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. But that just scratches the surface of her skills, experience, and talent.
In a broadcast and journalism career spanning over 20 years, Cox cut her teeth with an immersion in arts and culture on both sides of the camera. Career 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, to name a few.
Cox has also hosted and covered dozens of live events, including the Canadian Screen Awards Gala, the Banff World Media Festival, the Directors’ Guild of Canada Awards, the Grammys, the Oscars, the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, 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 Love, alongside Andrew Phung.