Biographies


Pauline Dakin Host

Pauline Dakin is the national health/medical reporter for CBC Radio National News. She's won numerous awards for her medical reporting, including a Michener citation, awards from the National Science Writers Association, The Canadian Medical Association/Canadian Nurses Association, the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, an Investigative Reporters and Editors prize, and multiple awards from the Canadian Association of Journalists.

Bornin North Vancouver, B.C. she's lived from coast to coast with stops in Winnipeg, and Saint John, N.B. She has reported for newspaper, television and radio. She's now based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she has been with CBC Radio since 1993, working at various times as a reporter, editor, producer and host.

Pauline's hobbies include gardening, renovating her 100-year-old house, playing piano and kick-boxing. She's the proud mom and devoted taxi-driver of two daughters.




Christina Harnett Producer

Christina Harnett is a long-time producer with CBC Radio, and the winner of several awards for documentaries created for Maritime Magazine, including gold at the Atlantic Journalism Awards, and a national Radio Television Digital News Director's Award, with journalist Wendy Martin.

Christina studied journalism at the University of King's College, and began her career at CBC Corner Brook in 1996. She returned to CBC Halifax the following year, and began working on the daily shows as a reporter, associate producer and eventually producer. She produced Mainstreet for many years, and also helmed Maritime Noon from 2000-2001. She recently served on the CBC's national program development committee, championing the creation of the summer program Fear Itself.

Originally from Marystown, Newfoundland, Christina is the mother of two and her husband, Tim Currie is an assistant professor at King's.