RTDNA Canada recognizes Cynthia Mulligan with a Central Region Lifetime Achievement Award

"On behalf of RTDNA Canada, I want to congratulate all of you recognized with a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award. Even more important, I want to thank each of you for the contribution you have made to our industry."
Lis Travers

About Cynthia

Currently the Political Specialist at CityNews Toronto, Cynthia Mulligan has worked for more than 25 years as a shooter, writer, reporter, and anchor.

Her most recent awards include an RTDNA for her coverage of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. Cynthia was there alone, shooting her stories on an iPhone. She also won an RTDNA in 2017 for her series on transgender surgery in Bangkok, which she also shot, wrote, and produced. Her stories focused on Danica Rain, a transgender woman who became the first person in Ontario to travel to Thailand for gender confirmation surgery and have it covered by government.

Cynthia also received an Edward R Murrow award for her series on“Kicking Cancer,”a first-person account of what it’s like to suddenly be diagnosed with cancer and the lengthy emotional process of treatment.

Cynthia’s current focus is politics, with an emphasis on investigative journalism. She has also been a public speaker for a number of charities, including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation,Look Good Feel Better, and Run for the Cure.

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A Message from Cynthia’s Nominator