Arisa Cox is a television host, pop-culture personality, writer, and speaker who has enjoyed every moment in her sweet spot as the host of Big Brother Canada. It has earned her a Canadian Screen Award nomination and the respect of fans across Canada for her love of game theory and helping viewers unravel the inner-workings of the hit reality series.
With a background in the arts and journalism, she began her career as a local TV news reporter in Ottawa at 21. She went on to win a Harry Jerome award for Academics for her achievements at Carleton University. For the next 10 years, Arisa 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 Christmas With a View and Global’s hit series Private Eyes.
Along with hosting Big Brother Canada, Arisa has also covered Survivor for ET Canada in Fiji and LA and has hosted live events including the Canadian Screen Awards Gala, the Banff World Media Festival, and many charity events.
Arisa lives outside of Toronto with her husband and two children – who teach her the most about valuing all the messy joys of life.
Instagram: @arisaroo, Twitter: @arisacox