|Education||Red River College|
|Notable credit(s)||CTV NewsNet anchor
NBC News foreign correspondent
Global National anchor
|Title||News anchor of Global National|
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.
She began anchoring Global National on September 20, 2010.
Friesen won a Gemini Award in 2011 for Best News Anchor.
Friesen is married to CTV journalist Tom Kennedy. They have one son.
- "Dawna Friesen named new Global National anchor". GlobalNational.com. July 13, 2010.
- L. Scrivener, Dawna Friesen: From shy prairie girl to Global News anchor, Toronto Star, September 20, 2010.
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