RTDNA Canada recognizes Linda Aylesworth with a West Region Lifetime Achievement Award

About Linda

Linda Aylesworth began her career at BCTV in 1981 as a production assistant/director after graduating from the BCIT Journalism program. She could be seen directing the Noon News Hour in the BCTV Pavilion at Expo 86, and soon after joined the production staff of Jack Webster on BCTV. Linda became a reporter for BCTV News Hours in 1989.  

Among the countless stories she covered, Linda transported viewers to the majestic Land of the Spirit Bear in 2011 when she travelled to Haida Gwaii for a series on the Great Bear Rainforest. She also gave a voice to the Haida people desperate to keep their language alive.   

Linda’s reporting often featured animals recuperating at the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.  

When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, she reported extensively on the virus and vaccines.  

Over the span of four decades, Linda Aylesworth established herself as one of the key pillars of diverse news coverage that became the foundation of Global BC’s success. As an award-winning journalist, Linda became a trusted voice in covering issues related to science, health and the environment.  

Her ability to tackle complex issues and present them in an engaging and relatable manner has earned her many accolades, including the prestigious RTDNA and Edward R. Murrow awards.  

Linda’s masterful storytelling often acted as a bridge anyone can cross because it’s built on a shared sense of humanity and compassion.  

Linda Aylesworth signed off for the last time in 2021 after more than 40 years in the industry.

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