RTDNA Canada Hall of Fame

RTDNA Canada created a Hall of  Fame to recognize people who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of video, digital and audio journalism. Inductees will include the giants of our industry, the leaders who shape the future, the innovators who enhanced news gathering, and the people who maintain the highest standards of our craft.  

Each year, the RTDNA Canada Board will review nominations and select an inductee. The first inductees are the thirteen individuals previously honoured with RTDNA Canada Awards in their name.

Nominations for the 2023 Hall of Fame have now closed. Stay tuned for news on this year’s inductees!

2023 Inductee

Sandie Rinaldo, Anchor, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WEEKEND & Reporter, W5

For more than 35 years, Sandie Rinaldo has been the weekend anchor for CTV NATIONAL NEWS, Canada’s most-watched national newscast. In addition to her role behind the desk, Rinaldo heads into the field to report stories for Canada’s most-watched documentary series, W5.

Every weekend, Rinaldo takes viewers through the major news events making headlines at home and around the world while focusing on the angles that are most important to Canadians.

2022 Inductees

Rita Shelton Deverell
Gary Maavara

Inaugural Inductees

Bert Cannings
Adrienne Clarkson
Charlie Edwards
Peter Gzowski
Hugh Haugland
Ron Laidlaw
Byron MacGregor
Dan McArthur
Trina McQueen
Dave Rogers
Sam Ross
Gord Sinclair
Dick Smyth