Longtime CBC journalist and host Anna Maria Tremonti is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Tribute honour, recognizing a journalist who has made an exceptional impact.
Tremonti, 62, is a former foreign correspondent and Parliament Hill reporter for the public broadcaster, and up until last June was the longtime host of CBC Radio’s flagship current affairs program The Current. She’s now transitioned into a producing and hosting role with CBC Podcasts, with her first effort – More with Anna Maria Tremonti – debuting this week.
“From Sarajevo to the Middle East, Anna Maria Tremonti was on the frontlines of history in the making,” said David Walmsley, chair of the CJF and editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, in a release. “Her resilience, tenacity and empathy carried into the studio where she led The Current’s national conversation for 17 years. Focused always on the people who are the subject of her reportage, Anna Maria is credited with being one of the most memorable and brave journalists Canada has ever produced.”
The Current was previously honoured by the CJF in 2012, when it was recognized with the organization’s Excellence in Journalism Award in the large media category.
Tremonti will receive the honour at the CJF Awards on June 10 at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto.
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