CBC Edmonton has won five national awards from the RTDNA, the national association that represents Canada’s broadcast industry.
The awards were presented at a gala in Toronto Saturday.
"We at CBC Edmonton are extremely proud of the hard and diverse work we do every day. I am very pleased to see it also recognized at this level," said news director Gary Cunliffe.
Edmonton AM, led by producer Ann Sullivan, won the Byron MacGregor Award for best radio newscast for its June 15, 2012 broadcast after the shooting death of three armoured-car guards at the University of Alberta’s HUB mall.
Radio Active, CBC Edmonton’s afternoon radio show produced by Leslie Goldstone, won the Gord Sinclair Award for Live Special Radio Event for its Edmonton Folk Fest show, which aired August 10, 2012.
Videojournalist John Robertson won the Dave Rogers Award for his short TV feature "Brick by Brick" for his fun and innovative story about three teenagers who recreated the trailer for a Batman movie using Lego bricks.
Veteran radio journalist James Hees won the Dave Rogers Award for long feature radio for his story "Mystery in Mill Creek" which examined the death of Shanoa Waskahat in the Mill Creek Ravine.
Radio reporter Adrienne Lamb won the Dick Smyth Award for creative use of sound in "CEO of the Snow Fort," which told the story of a snow fort constructed by several seven-to-11-year old boys.
Earlier Saturday, CBC Edmonton’s investigative unit – Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell – were awarded the Edward R. Murrow international investigative award for their story about the conflict of interest related to the awarding of a lucrative tobacco litigation contract to a law firm with close ties to Premier Alison Redford. This piece was also nominated for the Dan McArthur Award for investigative reporting.
Alberta Votes 2012 Leaders Forum, produced by Mark Harvey, was nominated for the Gordon Sinclair Award for Live Special TV Event. The leaders debate was also live streamed on our website and broadcast across Alberta on CBC Radio.