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RTDNA Canada hands out National & Local News Awards

RTDNA Canada handed out its National Awards of Excellence and Best Canadian Local News Awards, recognizing the best of digital and broadcast journalism, at its National Conference and Awards Gala over the weekend.

CBC News led the National winners, capturing 15 awards and sweeping the Audio categories, while CTV picked up eight awards. The public broadcaster also dominated the Local News Awards with CBC Saskatchewan and CBC Calgary among the bureaus recognized with multiple honours.

Among other awards, CityNews Vancouver journalist Kier Junos was recognized with the inaugural Emerging Journalist Award, presented to a early career reporter who displays excellence in the coverage of original journalism, investigative reporting, or continuing coverage of a beat or major breaking story. With CityNews for the last three years, the association said Junos’ Filipino and bisexual identities “intersect to create a unique lens in his approach to stories with marginalized people.”

Find the full list of winners here:

Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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