CTV’s Avis Favaro, Tom Walters honoured with RTDNA lifetime achievement awards

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CTV Nationwide Information reporters Avis Favaro and Tom Walters have been honoured with lifetime achievement awards by the Radio-Tv Digital Information Affiliation of Canada for his or her impactful journalism spanning many years, throughout which they’ve gained a number of awards.

Favaro, described by RTDNA Canada because the nation’s longest-serving tv well being correspondent, was recruited by CTV Information from International Tv in 1992. She has labored at CTV ever since, protecting well being tales that ranged from new therapies for as soon as untreatable ailments, the COVID-19 pandemic and, most not too long ago, medically-assisted loss of life.

“She has all the time leaned on the science whereas with the ability to make sophisticated medical points comprehensible and relatable to our audiences. I imagine her impression has been immeasurable,” stated RTDNA Canada President Fiona Conway in an announcement.

Favaro has gained a Gemini Award and a number of different accolades from the RTDNA, Canadian Medical Affiliation, the Canadian Nurses Affiliation and the Ontario Registered Nurses Affiliation.

Walters has had a richly assorted profession at CTV, the place for the reason that mid-Nineties he’s labored in quite a few senior positions, each on and off-camera. He spent 5 years as Information Director at CTV Vancouver, which noticed a dramatic development in viewership and gained a number of awards underneath his management.

Walters has additionally reported from the frontlines of a number of the world’s worst pure disasters together with the California wildfires and greater than a dozen hurricanes throughout North America, Storm Haiyan within the Philippines and earthquakes in Haiti and Japan. He has additionally coated 4 U.S. presidential elections, mass shootings in Las Vegas and New Zealand, and an ISIS assault in Istanbul.

“Tom is each journalist’s superb, however it’s uncommon to discover a Tom Walters…he can inform a narrative and synthesize emotional and sophisticated occasions into memorable items for tv,” stated Conway in an announcement. “Subsequent time you hear ‘Tom Walters experiences’ take note of his craft and exquisite prose.”

Walters gained a World Gold Medal on the New York Festivals for his protection of the 1998 Swissair crash in Nova Scotia. His reporting for CTV Information has additionally been acknowledged with the Festivals’ World Silver Medal for Finest Correspondent, a Canadian Affiliation of Journalists Award for Investigative Reporting, and a number of RTDNA awards.

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