CKNW has announced that award-winning journalist Lynda Steele will be their 2-6 pm talk host as of September, replacing the departed Michael Eckford. She has been the Consumer Reporter with CTV Vancouver, and the host of the weekend 30-minute feature Steele On Your Side.
has worked at CKVU-TV, CITV-TV Edmonton and CBC Edmonton. She was the anchor of Global Edmonton’s Early News and News Hour from 1995 to 2011.
Lynda has been repeatedly honoured and recognized for her television work. Her accolades include the Canadian Professional Television Associations’ (CANPRO) Gold Award for ‘Best Feature Reporting’ in Canada and Western Association of Broadcasters for ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ in 2008.
The Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association (AMPIA) named her ‘Best Female News Anchor’, ‘Best Host’ and ‘Best Journalist’, and she was awarded for the ‘Best Light Information Program’ for Lynda Steele Presents, a special half hour interview series.
Laptop Diaries, her first book, was published in 2007. It chronicles a collection of Lynda’s columns which originally appeared in the Edmonton Journal newspaper. All of the proceeds went to Edmonton-area women shelters.
Lynda was awarded the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) ‘Outstanding Community Service Award’ in 2007 for her community involvement and extraordinary leadership.
She was also awarded the 2013 Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) continuing coverage award for an in-depth investigation into defective Whirlpool washing machines.
The series uncovered flooding problems with one of Whirlpool’s most popular washer models, forcing the world’s largest appliance manufacturer to pay the expensive insurance deductibles of dozens of affected consumers and issue a public apology.