Adrienne Arsenault

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Adrienne Arsenault
Born (1967-04-24) April 24, 1967 (age 50)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Education St. Clement's School as Head Girl, University of Western Ontario, BA (1990), MA in Journalism (1991)
Occupation journalist
Years active 1991 – present
Title Chief London correspondent

Adrienne Arsenault (born April 24, 1967 in Toronto, Ontario)[1] is a foreign correspondent with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Arsenault joined the CBC in 1991, as an editorial assistant and night assignment editor for CBC Toronto. She has had numerous other positions with the CBC. She spent three years as the foreign correspondent in Jerusalem. In 2006 she succeeded Don Murray as the chief London correspondent.[2]

In 2008 she was part of a small group of Western reporters who were allowed into Zimbabwe to report on that year's election in the country.[3]

Awards[edit]

She was named the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's journalist of the year for 2005.

Arsenault has won two Gemini Awards, in 2008, in the categories of Best Reportage and in Best News Magazine Segment and nominated for five Gemini Awards, for her work on The National, including a segment called Healing Hikkaduwa.[4][5] She has won awards from the American Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio and Television News Directors Association, and the New York and Columbus festivals.

In September 2015, she won the News & Documentary Emmy Award for her coverage of the Ebola virus epidemic in Liberia.[6]

Background[edit]

Born and raised in Toronto, Arsenault is the daughter of Ray Arsenault (1929-2006), a Canadian television director (for series like the King of Kensington and Hockey Night in Canada), and Bette Arsenault.[7]

In 1986,[8] Arsenault graduated from St. Clement's School as Head Girl, the University of Western Ontario with a BA in 1990 and an MA in Journalism in 1991. While at Western, Arsenault developed her interest in broadcasting at CHRW radio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alumni Western". University of Western Ontario. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ Guy Dixon. "CBC News Shuffles its Foreign Correspondents". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2006-06-22. 
  3. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/reportsfromabroad/arsenault/20080331.html CBC Reports from abroad
  4. ^ "Canada's Award Database". Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. 2011-02-25. 
  5. ^ "Synopsis". Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. 2011-02-25. 
  6. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV+Shows/The+National/ID/2676305033/
  7. ^ http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/42777/Arsenault-Ray.php
  8. ^ "St. Clement's School Life & Reflection Stories". St. Clement's School. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 

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