RTDNA Names CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME Best Network Television Newscast for Sixth Consecutive Year ### CTV News and Bell Media Radio Take Home Top Honours from RTDNA National Conference Gala

— May 27, 2017

– W5 named Best Television News Information Program –
– CTV Toronto’s CTV NEWS AS SIX wins Bert Cannings Award for Best Large Market Newscast –
– CTV Kitchener wins second consecutive award for Best Medium Market Newscast –

TORONTO (May 27, 2017) – CTV News and Bell Media Radio properties were honoured for excellence in electronic journalism during the annual RTDNA of Canada National Conference Gala in Toronto this evening. Before an audience of fellow electronic journalists and news managers, the RTDNA honoured CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME with the distinguished Bert Cannings Award for Best Network Television Newscast for the sixth consecutive year. CTV Toronto took home the Bert Cannings Award for Best Large Market Television Newscast for CTV NEWS AT SIX, and CTV Kitchener was named Best Medium Market Newscast for the second year in a row. W5 took home multiple national awards, including the Trina McQueen Award for Best Television News Information Program. “CTV News is privileged to deliver to Canadians news they can trust,” said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News. “Our national and local teams strive every day to deliver the highest quality coverage of the issues and events that matter, while upholding the best journalistic practices. We’re honoured to be recognized by the RTDNA this evening, and to stand among Canada’s great journalists who share our passion for excellence in storytelling.” In total, Bell Media properties took home 13 awards this evening, bringing the 2017 tally of national and regional RTDNA awards to 47, including two prestigious regional Lifetime Achievement Awards for CTV Montreal’s Mutsumi Takahashi and CTV Calgary’s David Spence. On the radio front, Bell Media’s radio stations NEWSTALK 1010 (Toronto) received National Award honours, garnering the Peter Gzowski Award for Best Radio News Information Program adding to its regional wins. In sports, TSN took home a national award for Feature Sports Reporting. The following is a complete summary of the CTV News and Bell Media Radio RTDNA Canada awards for 2017, including awards given out this evening: National and Network Awards (Awarded May 27, 2017, Toronto) National Television Bert Cannings Award – Best Television Newscast (Medium Market) CTV Kitchener: Bosma Verdict Feature Sports Reporting Award (Small/Medium Market) CTV Kitchener: On the Roster: Blind Curlers Dave Rogers Award – Best Short Feature (Large Market) CTV Ottawa: Making an Impression: 13-Year-Old Evan Sharma is Being Called “The Next Picasso” Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News CTV Ottawa: Sinkhole Swallows Rideau Street Bert Cannings Award – Best Television Newscast (Large Market) CTV Toronto: CTV NEWS AT SIX Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video CTV Vancouver: Secret Bowling Alley Feature Sports Reporting Award (Large Market) CTV Winnipeg: Picture Perfect Network Television Bert Cannings Award – Best Television Newscast CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award W5: After Ebola Trina McQueen Award – Best Television News Information Program W5: Episode 50-15: Lifetime Penalty/The Ringmaster Dave Rogers Award – Best Long Feature W5: In Their Footsteps Feature Sports Reporting Award TSN: Dear Momma Network Radio Peter Gzowski Award – Best Radio News Information Program NEWSTALK1010: Suffering in Silence Regional Awards: Central Region (Awarded April 22, Toronto) Data Storytelling Award CTV Ottawa: Fort McMurray Fire Spread Comparison Graphic Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature (Large Market) NEWSTALK1010: City Hall Lunacy: James Moore Sam Ross Award – Editorial / Commentary NEWSTALK1010: Pulse Nightclub Aftermath: Jim Richards  Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast (Medium Market) CTV Kitchener: Bosma Verdict Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast (Large Market) CTV Toronto: CTV NEWS AT SIX Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News CTV Ottawa: Sinkhole Swallows Rideau Street Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature (Small/Medium Market) CTV Kitchener: Calendar Girls Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature (Large Market) CTV Ottawa: Making An Impression: 13-Year-Old Evan Sharma is Being Called “The Next Picasso” Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature (Small/Medium Market) CTV Windsor: Windsor Essex EMS Ride Along Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events CP24: Olympic Parade Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video CTV Toronto: In an Officer’s Shoes Sports Feature Reporting Award (Small/Medium Market) CTV Kitchener: On the Roster: Blind Curlers Sports Feature Reporting Award (Large Market) CTV Ottawa: Joe Sandulo in the Battle of his Life Lifetime Achievement Award Mutsumi Takahashi, CTV Montreal Regional Awards: Prairie Region (Awarded April 29, Calgary) Sam Ross Award – Editorial / Commentary CTV Calgary: Postscript Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature (Large Market) CTV Calgary: Transplant Reunion Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature (Large Market) CTV Edmonton: Mustang Ride Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video CTV Edmonton: HIV Sports Feature Reporting Award (Large Market) CTV Winnipeg: Picture Perfect Lifetime Achievement Award David Spence, CTV Calgary Regional Awards: BC Region (Awarded April 22, Vancouver) Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News CTV Vancouver Island: On-Duty Mountie Killed in Langford Crash Byron MacGregor Award – Best Newscast (Medium Market) C-FAX 1070 AM: VICTORIA @ NOON Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast (Medium Market) CTV Vancouver Island: CTV NEWS AT SIX Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News CTV Vancouver: Snowstorm Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature (Small/Medium Market) CTV Vancouver Island: Bus Boy Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events CTV Vancouver: The Royal Visit Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video CTV Vancouver: Secret Bowling Alley Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage CTV Vancouver: Fentanyl Epidemic Sports Feature Reporting Award (Large Market) CTV Vancouver: Life On The Line: The Nolan Bellerose Story Regional Awards: Atlantic Region (Awarded April 8, Halifax) Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity CTV Atlantic: Being Muslim: New Home, New Challenges Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage CTV Atlantic: Red Tape: Family Fights for Lost Boy Sam Ross Award – Editorial / Commentary CTV Atlantic: Freedom’s Not Just Another Word: Reflections on the Sacrifice of Those Who Served Sports Feature Reporting Award (Small/Medium Market) CTV Atlantic: Maritime Referees: A Closer Look at the Men in Stripes Trina McQueen Award – Television News Information Program CTV Atlantic: We Remember: Of Service and Sacrifice

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