CBC's Carol Off Wins ACTRA's Drainie Award
August 1, 2008 at 5:27 AM (PT)
CBC RADIO ONE "AS IT HAPPENS" host CAROL OFF has won the ACTRA JOHN DRAINIE AWARD for 2008. The union bestows the annual award for distinguished contribution to Canadian broadcasting.
"CAROL OFF is one of our country's finest and most prolific journalists. From her hard-hitting TV documentaries for CBC's 'THE NATIONAL,' which have won numerous awards, to the sharp wit and intellect she brings to interviews on CBC RADIO's 'AS IT HAPPENS,' Ms. OFF's journalistic style reveals a deep humanity in the stories she tells about Canadians and people around the world. ACTRA is thrilled to Honor Ms. OFF with our JOHN DRAINIE AWARD," said ACTRA National President RICHARD HARDACRE.
OFF said, "There's no greater Honor to receive as a broadcaster than the JOHN DRAINIE AWARD. I am thrilled to win but deeply humbled by the company I will keep on its Honor role."
The award will be presented at an ACTRA reception in the FALL.