31 January 1975|
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Died||30 December 2009
|Education||Simon Fraser University|
|Notable credit(s)||Calgary Herald|
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Lang was an alumnus of Magee Secondary School and Simon Fraser University. Her first job as a reporter was at the Prince George Free Press. She later moved on to Moose Jaw Times Herald and the Regina Leader-Post, then moved to Calgary to become a print journalist for the Calgary Herald. She won a National Newspaper Award in 2008 for best beat reporting, for her reporting on national and provincial health-care issues.
Lang was on a six-week assignment to Afghanistan for the Herald and Canwest News Service when the armoured military vehicle she was riding in struck a roadside bomb. She died of her wounds; four Canadian soldiers were killed in the blast.
She was survived by her fiancé, Michael Louie.
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