CHEK News has won the prestigious Radio and Television News Directors (RTNDA) award for best newscast.
The October 26th special edition of CHEK News at 5, ‘Tofino Tragedy’, was selected as ‘best medium market newscast’.
Much of the credit goes to reporters Skye Ryan and Dean Stoltz and cameraman Glenn Olsen, who were the first crews on scene after the tragic sinking of the Leviathan II whale watching boat.
They then stayed in the community for days, covering the heartbreaking story, which was the biggest story on the Island last year.
RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital.