Wendy Freeman recognized with National RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award

CTV News Vice-President Wendy Freeman is being recognized with an RTDNA Canada National Lifetime Achievement Award.

Since 2010, Freeman has presided over the network’s news, information, and current events programming, including CTV National News and flagship shows like Question Period, Power Play and W5, in addition to CTV News Channel, BNN Bloomberg, and CP24.

She also oversees Bell Media editorial content and newsgathering efforts for television and digital.

Under her leadership, CTV National News has been recognized with eight consecutive RTDNA Bert Cannings Award for Best Newscast, as well as six Canadian Screen Awards for Best National Newscast since 2014.

Prior to joining Bell Media, Freeman worked at WPIX-TV in New York, WXYZ-TV Detroit, Canadian all-news network CKO Radio News, and Citytv Toronto, where she began her television career.

A recipient of the 2015 President’s Award from the RTDNA, Freeman has also been recognized as the 2014 Woman of the Year by Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) and as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) in 2012 and 2016.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessenhttps://broadcastdialogue.com
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 - corrections@broadcastdialogue.com

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