It’s a very proud day for NTV News. The station’s co-anchor and senior producer is being honoured for her work.
Lynn Burry will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award this weekend by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The veteran journalist will receive the award tomorrow night at an awards ceremony in Dartmouth, N.S. It’s the highest distinction awarded by the RTDNA.
Lynn Burry is not only a dedicated and respected journalist, but a broadcasting icon in this province. She began her career at CJYQ Radio in the early 1980s. She moved to NTV in 1983 and quickly became the station’s legislative reporter. Burry was promoted to the anchor desk of NTV’s flagship newscast, NTV Evening Newshour, in 1993 where she continues to serve as the senior producer and co-host.
She has covered politics for most of her career, participating as a panelist for the leaders’ debates in eight provincial elections. She is also the host and producer of NTV’s public affairs show, Issues & Answers. Lynn’s dignified career – including 25 years as host of Newfoundland’s prime supper-hour newscast – places her in rare North American broadcasting company.
Meanwhile, two other members of the NTV News team will receive awards this weekend. Bart Fraize will receive an award in the spot news category for his work on the Froude Avenue fire last summer, while NTV News Director Mark Dwyer picks up his sixth award, this one for his feature on Nicholas Quinn that won top story for sports.