Avis Favaro

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Avis Favaro (born February, 1960) is Canada's longest serving on air medical correspondent - now with CTV National News since 1992. She has won numerous awards including a Gemini Award.

Favaro previously worked as medical correspondent for the Global Television Network where she began her career in 1982 as a writer/reporter.

She graduated from the University of Western Ontario now Western University with a degree in history and received her Masters Degree in Arts/Journalism, also from UWO.

List of awards and nominations: (incomplete)

2016 Nominated for Canadian Association of Journalists Award for W5’s “The Comeback-Gordie Howe's Stem Cell Treatment”

2016 Nominated for Canadian Screen Award for Best News or Information Segment for W5’s "The Comeback=Gordie Howe's Stem Cell Treatment"

2015 Nominated for Canadian Screen Award for Best News or Information Segment for W5’s "Sleeping Sickness"

2015 Winner Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario Award for Excellence in Health Care Reporting for “Butterfly Child”

2013 Winner Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Awards for Excellence in Health Reporting “A City’s Pain”

2012 Winner Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Awards for Health Care reporting "Seniors Poverty Lottery"

2012 Winner of RTNDA (Radio Television News Director Association of Canada Award) for W5’s "Reach for the Top" documentary on double amputee Spencer West's climb up Mount Kilimanjaro

2011 Winner Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario Award for Excellence in Health Care Reporting for “Skin Cells to Blood”

2009 Winner Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Nurses Association Media Awards for Excellence in Health Reporting for “BPA found in Food Cans”

2008 Finalist Canadian Association of Journalists Award for Outstanding Journalism in Canada (2008)

2008 Winner RTNDA (Radio Television News Directors Association of Canada Award) for short feature “Carly’s Story” CTV National News

2008 Finalist for Freddie Award - International Health and Medical Media Awards for “Carly’s Story” CTV National News

2007 Winner -Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Nurses Association Media Awards for Excellence in Health Reporting Diabetes and Amputation” and “Lighting the Darkness” CTV National News and W5

2004 Nominated Gemini Awards- Best Reportage - " Trans Fats" CTV National News

2003 Nominated Gemini Awards- Best Reportage - (TBA)

2001 Nominated Gemini Awards - Best Information Segment "Hidden Epidemic" W5

2000 Winner International Health & Medical Awards - Issues and Ethics Category for "Whistleblower Doctor"

2000 Nominated Gemini Awards- Best Information Segment "Deadly Diagnosis" W5

2000 Finalist International Health and Medical Awards . "Talking bathrooms" CTV National News

1999 Nominated Gemini Awards - Best Reportage "Whistleblower Doctor" CTV National News

1998. Winner- Gemini Awards "Young Tissue Extract" CTV National News

1989 Winner - RTNDA Dan McArthur Award - "Neonatal Crisis" Global Television News

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