TORONTO, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - RTDNA Canada - The Association of
Electronic Journalists - is pleased to announce that Hudson Mack, News
Director / Senior News Anchor at CTV News Vancouver Island, is this
year's recipient of the RTDNA President's Award. RTDNA's highest honour
is presented annually to individuals or groups that have brought
distinction to, or made major contributions to, electronic journalism.
"Hudson Mack has been part of the fabric of the community on Vancouver
Island, and after close to 35 years on the air, is an enduring figure
who has made a significant contribution to Canada's broadcasting
industry," said RTDNA Canada President Ian Koenigsfest. "I remember
vividly the warm welcome Hudson gave me when I joined this organization
nearly 20 years ago and I've witnessed his ongoing passion and
dedication to our craft and the RTDNA." Hudson has been covering news
on Vancouver Island since coming to Victoria in 1985. He joined CTV
News in 2004 as Senior Anchor and Director of News and Information
Programming, after 19 years as Senior Anchor and Assistant News
Director at CHEK TV. In September 2012, he was also named News
Director at CFAX 1070, 'Victoria's News Authority.' Hudson's career
began in the BC interior in 1980 at CJFC TV and Radio in Kamloops. He
also worked at CKPG TV and Radio in Prince George.
Since joining CTV News, Hudson has led the team to close to 50 industry
awards. Among them, Best Newscast from RTDNA Canada, five years
running, and more than two dozen international Edward R. Murrow Awards
from RTDNA International, including Overall Excellence, Best Newscast,
and Best Investigative Reporting six straight years.
Hudson has played a definitive role in RTDNA Canada serving nearly two
decades, from 1990 until 2008, on the Board of Directors, including two
terms as RTDNA Canada President, from 1995 through 1997. He
represented Canada on the Board of RTDNA International in Washington,
DC, from 2002 until 2008 and has served since 1997 as BC Regional
Vice-Chair of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.
Broadcasting is in Hudson's DNA. His father, Clarence Mack,
posthumously inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame, had the
long-running Calgary morning radio show 'Toast and Marmalade' at CFAC
radio, and his late brother Gary Mack (a.k.a. Byron MacGregor)
pioneered '20/20 News' during his ground-breaking career in radio at
CKLW 'The Big 8' in Windsor/Detroit.
Hudson's commitment to the community is reflected in his participation
with numerous charities including Cops for Cancer. He was a member of
the 2009 Tour de Rock team and personally raised more than $146,000 for
children's cancer programs and research.
The RTDNA President's Award will be presented to Hudson Mack at the
President's Awards Gala Friday, June 14 during RTDNA Canada's National
Conference at Toronto's Metropolitan Hotel, June 13-15, 2013.
RTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic journalists and news managers in
Canada. The members of RTDNA Canada recognize the responsibility of
electronic journalists to promote and to protect the freedom to report
independently about matters of public interest and to present a wide
range of expressions, opinions and ideas. The RTDNA Canada Code of
Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to
measure fairness and accuracy in the profession.
SOURCE: RTDNA Canada
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