The Sunday Magazine

Guest host David Gutnick

David Gutnick is an award-winning documentary producer at CBC Radio's flagship current affairs program, "The Sunday Edition".
CBC documentary producer David Gutnick. (CBC)
The Sunday Edition's own Icelander, David Gutnick, grew up on the prairies and in the Northwest Territories. He has lived in Quebec for more than 30 years. His first story for CBC Radio was about a group of Inuit teenagers who were billeted with families in Quebec City so they could go to school in French. Since then David has told thousands of stories, about people he has met all over the world.
Inuit artist Elisapee Ishulutaq shares a laugh with the CBC's David Gutnick. (Bess Muhlstock)
David's work has been honoured with many awards. "Beethoven's Bust," a documentary about a young piano student and her teacher, won a gold medal at the New York Radio Festivals; "Jennifer's Diary" — which told the story of a homeless Montreal woman — won first prize from the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association. In 2012, David's documentary "The Gristle in the Stew," about the lawsuit led by former patients of Ontario schools for compensation for the intellectually disabled, was honoured by The United Nations. It also won a silver medal at the New York Festivals and received a media award from the organization Community Living Ontario.
The CBC's David Gutnick covered the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Here he is with a baby, also called David. (CBC)

David has taught many courses about how to make a radio documentary. His favourite was in Fana, Mali, for Farm Radio International, a Canadian aid organization that helps African broadcasters use radio to improve the lives of farmers and their families.

David studied at Dalhousie University and graduated from l'Université Laval. 

He and his wife Loreen Pindera, who is an editor with CBC News, live in Montreal, and are avid triathletes.


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