Barbara Budd wins ACTRA award

Actor and broadcaster Barbara Budd has won the 2011 John Drainie Award for her distinguished contribution to Canadian broadcasting.

Actor and broadcaster Barbara Budd has won the 2011 John Drainie Award for her distinguished contribution to Canadian broadcasting.

The award is presented annually by ACTRA, the union representing more than 21,000 English-language actors across Canada.

Budd was co-host of CBC Radio One's As It Happens from 1993 to April 2010. She worked for the public broadcaster for 26 years.

She also has appeared in sketches for The Royal Canadian Air Farce and done voice work for RoboCop: The Animated Series,  Stunt Dawgs, Babar, The Adventures of Tintin, Ultraforce, Pippi Longstocking, Bob and Margaret and Little Rosey.

Budd will be presented with her award Tuesday in Toronto.