MONTREAL, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Radio-Canada's General Manager of
Information, Alain Saulnier, today announced that Alexandra Szacka will become
Moscow correspondent for the public broadcaster's English and French networks
starting this fall.
Alexandra Szacka has led a distinguished career in journalism for over
20 years, first with Radio-Québec on the programs Nord-Sud and Arrimage, then
with Radio-Canada. She has reported for the shows Enjeux (1990-98 and 2000-02)
and Zone libre (2002-05). She also coordinated CBC/Radio-Canada's
French-language bureau in New York from 1998 to 2000. She has worked in the
newsroom since 2005, producing a series of reports from Poland, among other
assignments. She also spent several weeks in Afghanistan last fall, where she
had to file under extremely difficult conditions.
Her work has earned her many accolades over the years, including the
Judith-Jasmin award on two occasions, most notably in 1989 for a report on
Mexico's foreign debt, which also garnered the award for best foreign report
from the Communauté des télévisions francophones. In 1994, she won the Bronze
Plaque at the Columbus Festival and, in 2004, the Gémeaux for best script for
the report "Chili, trente ans plus tard" ("Chile, 30 Years Later"). Alexandra
Szacka has a master's degree in anthropology from Université Laval and is
fluent in five languages: English, French, Spanish, Polish and Russian. She
lived in Poland until age 15 and has extensive knowledge of Eastern Europe.
Alexandra Szacka takes over from Nick Spicer.
For further information:
For further information: Marc Pichette, Director, Public Relations,
Television and Information, Radio-Canada, (514) 597-4140; Jeff Keay, Head of
Media Relations, English Communications, CBC, (416) 205-3987