TORONTO, May 13, 2015 /CNW/ - The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) is pleased to announce that Lainey Lui, Co-Host of CTV's The Social and Senior Correspondent for Etalk, and Jessica Allen, Digital Correspondent for CTV's The Social, will co-host the 38th annual National Magazine Awards Gala on June 5 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.
This year's National Magazine Awards gala will bring together over 500 publishers, editors, art directors, writers, artists and other guests to recognize and celebrate excellence in Canadian magazines. Tickets are on sale at magazine-awards.com.
Lainey Lui is Co-Host of CTV's The Social, Etalk Senior Correspondent, and scribe of the immensely popular celebrity gossip blog, LaineyGossip.com, which has more than one million readers and Twitter followers. She regularly shares her gossip updates with CTV News Vancouver and CTV News Channel, and is called upon as a celebrity expert by media outlets across North America, including CNN.com and the Los Angeles Times.
Lainey's first book, Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter To Do? A Memoir (Sort Of), debuted at #1 on the Globe & Mail bestseller list upon publication. Lainey lives in Toronto with her husband and beagles. She is a consultant for Covenant House, which offers shelter and services for homeless youth.
Jessica Allen is the Digital Correspondent on CTV's The Social where she writes for the show's website in her column, The Jess Files. She also appears on air every Friday as the fifth chair with the co-hosts. Speaking of Fridays, that's when her new weekly column appears in Metro. Before joining the team at The Social, Jessica was an Assistant Editor at Maclean's where she wrote arts and culture-related stories for the website and magazine. Her TIFF coverage in 2011 earned Maclean's a National Magazine Award nomination.
Jessica lives in Toronto with her partner of eleven years, Simon. After work, she maintains her personal food blog, Foodie and the Beast.
For the 38th National Magazine Awards, the NMAF's 241 volunteer judges have nominated a total of 326 submissions from 80 different Canadian magazines for awards in 43 written, visual, integrated and special categories. The Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be announced at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on June 5, at the 38th annual National Magazine Awards gala presented by CDS Global. More than $53,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Canadian creators. Tickets are on sale at magazine-awards.com.
For sponsorship enquiries please contact NMAF Managing Director Barbara Gould at [email protected].
ABOUT THE NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS FOUNDATION
The National Magazine Awards Foundation is a bilingual, not-for-profit institution whose mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the content and creation of Canadian print and digital publications through an annual program of awards and national publicity efforts.
This year's National Magazine Awards gala is Friday, June 5, at the Arcadian Court in Toronto. Tickets are on sale at magazine-awards.com.
SOURCE National Magazine Awards Foundation
For further information: For more information about the National Magazine Awards, please contact: Émilie Pontbriand, Communications Manager, 416.939.6200, [email protected], www.magazine-awards.com