Sharon Basaraba


  • Award-winning documentary reporter, producer, and TV anchor
  • Longevity columnist for CBC Radio
  • Scientific Communications Advisor for Alberta, Canada's Tomorrow Project


Sharon Basaraba is a former writer for Verywell Health covering aging. She's spent almost twenty years reporting and producing on medical issues and wellness on regional and national television in Canada. She has a production company based in Calgary, Alberta.

As an award-winning documentary reporter, producer, and anchor, Sharon’s assignments included hosting a national medical news program on CBC Newsworld, Canada’s version of CNN. She's covered breaking research news and profiled people living with chronic conditions. She has also reported in several investigative health policy documentaries, on topics ranging from AIDS and doctor shortages, to cataract surgery and nursing homes, aired across Canada and in the US.

She's currently the nationally-syndicated Longevity columnist for CBC Radio, with regular advice on how to live a longer, better life.  Sharon is also scientific communications advisor for Alberta's Tomorrow Project, a major longitudinal study tracking the health of 50,000 Albertans over the next several decades.


Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science, Honours degree in biology from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

A Word From Sharon Basaraba

As a medical journalist I have always felt like a translator, deciphering complex scientific material to help people take better care of themselves and their families. Now, that passion for medical research is fueled much closer to home—as I raise two young daughters and want to remain fit and youthful in mind and spirit for as long as possible. 

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