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TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Bell Media is proud to announce that Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, and Lisa LaFlamme, Chief Anchor and Senior Editor, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, have been recognized by the Women's Executive Network (WXN) with Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100 Awards in the Arts and Communications category. The award celebrates the professional achievements of strong female leaders across the country in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Coe and LaFlamme will be honoured, along with their fellow award recipients, tomorrow at a Gala event in Toronto.
"I have had the pleasure of working closely alongside Corrie and Lisa and can attest that they are truly deserving of this honour," said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media. "Both of these women are highly respected leaders in their respective fields and serve as an inspiration to all of our team members."
Coe is a passionate advocate of Canadian programming and a committed partner to the country's production community. As Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Coe oversees development and independent production for all of Bell Media's English-language properties. In this role, she has helped bring some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed programming to TV screens, including THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, ORPHAN BLACK, BITTEN, FLASHPOINT, MOTIVE, MASTERCHEF CANADA, CORNER GAS, SAVING HOPE, and many more.
As the first woman in Canada to be named Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of a national, flagship weeknight newscast, LaFlamme has established a dominant and seamless presence as the trusted face and voice of news across the country. CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME averages more than 1.1 million viewers a night, cementing its place as Canada's most-watched national newscast. LaFlamme's hard work and leadership have garnered coveted industry recognition, including two top honours at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards – Best National News Anchor and Best National Newscast for CTV NATIONAL NEWS. A trailblazer for women in journalism and Canadian news broadcasting, LaFlamme has covered some of the most compelling national and international stories of a generation.
Coe and LaFlamme join a prestigious group of Bell Media WXN Top 100 winners: Marilyn Denis, Host of THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW and Co-Host of the ROGER, DARREN & MARILYN morning radio show (2013); Michelle Dube, Co-Anchor of CTV NEWS AT SIX and CTV NEWS AT NOON (2013); Wendy Freeman, President of CTV News (2012); Sandie Rinaldo, Weekend Anchor of CTV NATIONAL NEWS (2013); and three-time winner Mary Ann Turcke, Group President, Media Sales, Local TV, and Radio, who was inducted into the WXN Hall of Fame last year.
About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)
At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of 19,000 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.
Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a founding member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada's corporate boards. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders.
As individuals, we can inspire and be inspired. To our community of members and partners, we thank you for inspiring WXN to lead.
About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.
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