TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2020 /CNW/ – Anna Maria Tremonti, the host of the new CBC podcast More and best known for her remarkable CBC broadcast career covering conflict zones and current events, will receive the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Tribute honour, which recognizes a journalist who has made an exceptional impact. Tremonti will receive the honour at the CJF Awards on June 10 at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto. (Comedian Rick Mercer will emcee.)
“From Sarajevo to the Middle East, Anna Maria Tremonti was on the frontlines of history in the making,” says David Walmsley, chair of the CJF and editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail. “Her resilience, tenacity and empathy carried into the studio where she led The Current‘s national conversation for 17 years. Focused always on the people who are the subject of her reportage, Anna Maria is credited with being one of the most memorable and brave journalists Canada has ever produced.”
As the CJF celebrates its 30th year of honouring journalistic excellence, Tremonti’s career itself is a testament to the best in Canadian journalism over the decades, shaping the way Canadians understand major events at home and abroad. This award highlights Tremonti’s exemplary journalistic work as host of the CBC Radio’s The Current, the flagship current affairs program she helped create; as a co-host of CBC Television’s investigative program the fifth estate; as a political reporter in Ottawa, and as a foreign correspondent covering war, disaster, politics and society for CBC’s The National, with postings in Berlin, London, Jerusalem and Washington, DC.
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