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Rita Celli

Rita Celli

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Rita Celli is host of the province-wide radio phone in show Ontario Today airing weekdays at noon on CBC Radio One. During her tenure, the show has earned a number of awards including three Gracie Awards for Outstanding Talk Show (2013, 2011, 2010), a Gabriel Award in the News and Informational Local Release category (2011), the Sam Ross Award for Editorial Writing/Commentary from the Radio Television News Directors Association (2009) and a silver medal in the International Breaking News category at the New York Festival (2008).

In 2014, Rita was awarded the prestigious Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Journalism.

In 2000, Rita and a team of CBC journalists won an investigative award from the Canadian Association of Journalists.

Prior to Ontario Today, Rita held a number of positions at CBC on both radio and television, including anchor of CBC Ottawa's supper hour news.

Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Rita is a graduate of Carleton University’s Journalism program, Class of 1991. She has performed in several theatre productions including, Norm Foster’s Wrong For Each Other and Henry Vth.

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