TVO's Steve Paikin to be Awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

TORONTO, June 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Steve Paikin, anchor and senior editor of TVO's flagship current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, will be awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal tonight by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The medals were established to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne, and are presented to celebrate the significant achievements and contributions Canadians have made to their country.

Steve Paikin is one of the country's most respected journalists, a reputation he has earned over nearly 30 years in journalism. Steve is best known for providing in-depth analysis and thoughtful debate on the big issues facing Ontario through his work on the program bearing his name, The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Steve and the top-notch team of journalists at The Agenda with Steve Paikin have helped to elevate the level of conversation in Ontario about the issues that matter to its citizens. From politics, to religion and culture, science and technology, the economy, the environment and more, no topic is too complex and each subject is thoroughly explored and debated. Steve is at the center of those discussions skillfully keeping the conversation on track, providing balance, and asking the questions that get at the heart of the issue.

Steve has also moderated the past three federal and two Ontario election debates. His name is synonymous with fairness and high quality journalism.

"Steve Paikin has made a tremendous contribution to helping Ontarians understand our province and our world," said Lisa de Wilde, Chief Executive Officer of TVO. "His dedication to the highest standards of journalism brings to life TVO's vision to use media to empower Ontarians to be engaged citizens. Everyone at TVO congratulates Steve on receiving the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal."

Prior to hosting TVO's current affairs programming, Steve was a host and correspondent for CBC News and a reporter for the Hamilton Spectator among others. Steve has also authored four books including The New Game, Public Triumph, Private Tragedy: The Double Life of John P. Robarts, The Life: The Seductive Call of Politics and The Dark Side: The Personal Price of a Political Life.

About TVO

TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit

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For further information:

Media Contact for TVO:
Paul Ginis
TVO Communications and Marketing
416.484.2600 x 2445


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