Dawna Friesen

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Dawna Friesen
Born Winnipeg, Manitoba
Residence Vancouver
Education Red River College
Occupation news anchor
Notable credit(s) CTV NewsNet anchor
(1997–1999)
NBC News foreign correspondent
(1999–2010)
Global National anchor
(2010-present)
Title News anchor of Global National

Dawna Friesen (born in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian television journalist and is the chief anchor and executive editor of Global National.[1]

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and graduate of Red River College, Friesen has worked in journalism since 1985, working in Thunder Bay, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Brandon, Manitoba; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Friesen reported and anchored for CBC Television in Vancouver and for CBC Newsworld. She then moved to the CTV as a national reporter for the network, and an anchor for CTV NewsNet. She moved to NBC News in 1999, and was a foreign correspondent in the network's London bureau.[1]

She began anchoring Global National on September 20, 2010.[2]

Friesen won a Gemini Award in 2011 for Best News Anchor.[citation needed]

Friesen is married to CTV journalist Tom Kennedy. They have one son.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dawna Friesen named new Global National anchor". GlobalNational.com. July 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ L. Scrivener, Dawna Friesen: From shy prairie girl to Global News anchor, Toronto Star, September 20, 2010.