RTDNA Canada recognizes Rose Kingdon with a National Lifetime Achievement Award

“Rose cares. She demands the best from her staff and motivates them to deliver. She leads by example with an exceptional work ethic.”
Lis Travers

About Rose

Rose Kingdon graduated from the Radio Broadcasting program at Humber College in 1981 and immediately accepted a full-time position at CJOY/CKLA in Guelph, Ontario.

In 1984, she moved to CKEY/NewsRadio in Toronto as the overnight newscaster before joining what was then Broadcast News in June of 1985.

At BN and later The Canadian Press, Rose worked as an audio editor, newscaster, reporter, and senior editor.

She became acting audio supervisor in September 2001, a position that became permanent in spring of the following year. In 2007, she was made Supervising Editor/Audio and in April 2012 she became Broadcast News Director.

In those roles, Rose has overseen coverage of everything from the World Trade Center Attacks, the blackout of 2003, Canada’s mission to Afghanistan, numerous federal and provincial elections, budgets, Olympic Games and many, many other major news events. She was also instrumental in leading the broadcast team out of the office to working from home during the pandemic, and back again as restrictions eased.

In addition to her leadership and managerial duties, Rose has never been afraid to get her hands dirty. She has cut thousands of breaking news clips, edited that many more and written mountains of broadcast copy. She has proudly accepted RTDNA awards both for individual and team coverage in nearly every category over the past two and a half decades, as well as a silver medal from the New York Festivals Radio Awards.

As well as being a frequent award judge, Rose has served on RTDNA committees and helped plan previous award night galas.

Rose announced her retirement in early September and is heading off to start a new chapter at the end of the year. She will be proudly displaying this Lifetime Achievement Award and telling her war stories to anyone who will listen!

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