Toronto, ON – (June 9, 2020) – RTDNA Canada is pleased to honour Sean O’Shea with an RTDNA Canada Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding service and continued excellence in his journalism career.
RTDNA President Fiona Conway said, “Sean O’Shea has had a major role in journalism in Central Canada. Sean has always put the story and audience first. He stands for the highest standard of excellence in journalism. Congratulations Sean.”
A special video celebrating Sean’s incredible career contributions is available below.
For more than 30 years Sean O’Shea has been working tirelessly to tell stories that matter to the people of Toronto, the GTA, and all of Canada.
Sean has exposed scam artists, shady contractors, and organized crime figures. He uses the catch phrase “I work for the viewer,” and it’s a motto he has lived by responding to hundreds of calls and emails each month and helping solve consumer problems even if they are not directly tied to a story he’s covering that day.
Sean has reported on major stories in his career, from the 2019 BC murder manhunt in northern Manitoba, to the unthinkable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, to longer form investigative reporting on Canadian connections to destruction of the Malaysian rainforest. Sean is passionate about his beat but is always eager to jump in on any of the top stories of the day when needed. One of the things he is best known for is the mentorship of his many interns, many of whom he stays in touch with long after they leave and have gone on to have great journalism careers of their own.
Sean has also displayed his commitment to the community through countless volunteer trips to regions throughout the world, where he has worked in popup medical clinics. In 2012 he traveled to Ghana where he worked with NGO Journalists for Human Rights training local journalists in the West African nation.
Sean continues to expose injustice, fight for fairness and educate viewers for Global News Toronto.