Dawna Friesen (left) talks journalism with student Emily Baron Cadloff at Red River College Nov. 20, 2009. Photo by John Pura, RRC
Dawna Friesen, a 1984 Creative Communications graduate, is the new anchor of Global National TV news.
In November 2009 Red River College honoured Friesen as a Distinguished Alum.
Speaking to journalism students that day, Friesen reminded them that journalists are privileged observers to historical events.
Friesen took the classic CreComm route to journalistic prominence: get the diploma, work in a small town, work in a bigger town, work in a bigger job.
That's why instructors tell students not to turn up their noses at Portage la Prairie, or at Brandon, Saskatoon or Thunder Bay. Friesen worked in all those spots.