Canadian radio and television journalist Anna Maria Tremonti (LLD Hon. ’18) will present the 2019 Wendy Michener Lecture at York University. Tremonti’s lecture will take place on March 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Osgoode Hall Law School’s Moot Court Lecture Hall, Room 1005, Ignat Kaneff Building, Keele Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Since 2002, Tremonti has hosted CBC Radio One’s flagship network morning news program, The Current, where she has devoted hours of coverage and questions to issues that range from world politics to social and demographic shifts to economics. For this memorial lecture, she will draw on her extensive experience as a reporter, correspondent and host and will examine the dynamic changes and challenges facing the field of journalism.
The recipient of numerous awards, including two Gemini Awards for her work as a senior reporter on CBC’s “The National,” Tremonti was also the host of “The Fifth Estate,” a role that earned her a Gracie Award. Her work at “The Current” has been recognized with an Amnesty International Canada Media Award (2012), three Gracie Awards (2011, 2014 and 2015), and several Gabriel Awards and RTDNA Awards, including the Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award (2013), the Peter Gzowski Information Program Award (2009, 2011 and 2014) and the Gord Sinclair Live Special Events Award (2014). Tremonti has also worked as a CBC foreign correspondent in Europe and for several years she was the chief CBC correspondent in the Middle East.
The Wendy Michener Lecture, named in commemoration of the Canadian arts critic and journalist, was established at York University in 1986 to provide a forum for discussion of vital issues and developments in culture and the arts.