Troy Reeb has been named as the latest recipient of the RTDNA Canada Lifetime Achievement Award.
Reeb was recently named Executive Vice-President, Broadcast Networks at Corus Entertainment, overseeing Corus’ 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, and 15 conventional stations and online platforms, encompassing Global TV and specialty channels like HGTV and W Network.
Reeb was previously SVP, News, Radio and Station Operations, and oversaw the addition of local newscasts in every Global TV market, in addition to leading the digital-first strategy that has built Globalnews.ca into the largest, private-sector online news provider in Canada.
Prior to his move into management, Reeb was Global’s Washington, D.C. bureau chief and a reporter in the Ottawa bureau, among other roles. He started out in radio and was a familiar voice on newswire service Broadcast News.
A 1988 graduate of the Lethbridge College Broadcast Journalism program, where he maintains an annual internship, Reeb has also completed the Broadcast Executive Leadership program at Banff Centre and the Cable Executive Management program at Harvard Business School.
Reeb has served on numerous boards, including Canadian Broadcast Sales, Radioplayer Canada, and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) Radio CEO Council.
“RTNDA Canada has long been the most important and credible voice for electronic journalism in Canada. To receive the association’s lifetime achievement award is both a surprise and a tremendous honour. This award is a testament to the dedication and perseverance of Global News journalists who helped build the most innovative, multi-platform news organization anywhere,” Reeb stated in a press release.
“RTDNA Canada is recognizing a news leader who represents the best of what we strive for in Canadian journalism. Troy has been a champion and leader throughout his career. I couldn’t be happier to be see his sizeable contribution celebrated,” said RTDNA president Fiona Conway.
Late CBC foreign correspondent Joe Schlesinger will also receive the honour posthumously. Regional Lifetime Achievement Award honourees this year include Global Montreal news director and station manager Karen Macdonald and former CTV News VP Joanne McDonald in the Central Region; CBC head of investigative journalism Cecil Rosner and CJOB host Geoff Currier in the Prairie Region; and CKNW Vancouver host Lynda Steele and CHEK-TV Victoria GM Rob Germain in the West Region. Longtime VOCM St. John’s reporter Brian Madore was recognized in the East Region.
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