About

Sonya Buyting
Sonya Buyting is one of Canada’s top documentary television producers and personalities. Sonya’s real passion lies within exploring and showing her audience the wonders of science and technologies.

What hasn’t Sonya done, her career began working at CBC Newsworld, where she honed her skills in editorial content. She then had a stint working on the east coast as a radio personality for the private radio station, CJRW-C102, as well as CBC Radio in Charlottetown then Saint John.

She then moved back to Toronto to work as a producer for the popular television nightly show Daily Planet on the Discovery Channel and CTV. Her passion and enthusiasm for science catapulted her to be on-air talent for Daily Planet, and she reported on everything from Calling All Aliens, to interviewing the Dalai Lama, to her controversial exposé on ecstasy. Sonya and her team were nominated for several high profile science and technology awards including several Gemini Award nominations, the Worldfest Houston Gold, Silver, and Bronze Remis, as well as being a finalist at the International Wildlife Film Festival Awards and the New York Festivals.

Sonya’s passion for science led her to create her own podcast Sassy Science.

Recently Sonya created a number of television shows. At High Fidelity HDTV (now Blue Ant Media), she sharpened her storytelling skills in long form television production where she hosted 26-episodes of a collecting lifestyle game show series Collector Showdown. She also created Festival Bound where she did everything from hosting, producing to writing. Sonya won a Worldfest Houston Gold Remi for that series as well as for Quebec: A City in Layers – a documentary she produced, directed, and wrote on 400-years of Quebec City history told through its architecture. Lately Sonya finally got back to her science and discovery roots when she series produced and directed the award-winning astronomy series Cosmic Vistas and directed and wrote a few episodes of A Park for All Seasons.

Sonya has just completed her third season of the renowned docudrama series Mayday (Air Crash Investigation) airing on National Geographic International and Discovery Channel in Canada.