Award-Winning Journalist Debuts as Global National Anchor
Monday, September 20th
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TORONTO, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - On Monday, September 20, Global
National welcomes Dawna Friesen back to Canada as she
debuts in the role of Anchor and Executive Editor.
"September 20 is an historic day for Global News," said Troy
Reeb, Senior Vice President of News and Current Affairs for Canwest
Broadcasting. "Dawna's breadth of international experience, solid
foundations in Canada, along with her curiosity and tenacity, will
quickly establish her as a major presence in the television news
landscape. With Dawna anchoring, Global National will continue to
be the dependable window on what's happening in the world for our
growing audience of more than one million viewers."
A Winnipeg-native, Friesen began her news career in Canada in 1985 with
postings in Portage La Prairie, Brandon, Saskatoon and Thunder Bay. She
went on to work for both the CTV and CBC at the national level. For the
past 11 years, she has served as the London-based correspondent for NBC
News covering everything from the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl in
Pakistan to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the British Royal
Family. Assignments have taken her to Africa, Middle East, Russia and
across Europe. Dawna was part of the Emmy® award-winning team covering
Barack Obama's election and returned to Vancouver in February to report
on the Winter Olympics.
Ahead of Friesen's start, Global will be launching its most aggressive
advertising campaign in the history of Global National to
celebrate her arrival. A multi-city tour, where she will visit Canadians
coast-to-coast, will also be rolling out through the fall.
Global National airs weeknights at 5:30pm/6:30pm Maritimes on
Global and 7:30pm NFLD on NTV.
Global Television is a Canwest Broadcasting Network.
About Canwest Broadcasting
Canwest Broadcasting operates
Global Television and eighteen of the country's most popular specialty
channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel,
Showcase, History Television, Food Network and TVtropolis. Canwest
Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media Inc.
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