Lynda Steele and Rob Germain to receive RTDNA West Region Lifetime Achievement Awards

Rob Germain, CHEK Media Group general manager, and Lynda Steele, CKNW Vancouver talk show host, are RTDNA Canada's 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients for the West Region.

RTDNA Canada has announced that Lynda Steele and Rob Germain will receive its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award in the West Region.

Lynda Steele

Steele is the host of The Lynda Steele Show on 980 CKNW. Her career began at CKVU-TV Vancouver, and then CITV-TV Edmonton, CBC Edmonton and Global Edmonton, where she was the 6 p.m. anchor for 17 years. After moving back to B.C. in 2011, she was the host of consumer/investigative segment Steele On Your Side on CTV Vancouver, before becoming a talk show host at CKNW.

Rob Germain has been in broadcasting for more than 30 years, starting his career at BCTV (now Global BC). For 17 years, Germain was news director at CHEK in Victoria. In 2009, he was instrumental in bringing employees and community minded investors together to save CHEK from closure. CHEK is now the only employee-owned TV station in North America and this year will celebrate 10 years of success as an independent. Under Germain’s leadership, CHEK News was awarded Best Medium Market Newscast in Canada in 2016. In September, Germain was appointed general manager of CHEK Media Group.

Germain and Steele will be presented with their awards during the West Regional Meeting on Apr. 6.

Brian Madore

They join previously-announced East Region Lifetime Achievement Award winner Brian Madore, who received his award at the RTDNA’s East Regional Meeting last Saturday in Halifax. Madore has been with VOCM St. John’s, NL since 1984, including a three-year stint serving as news director.

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