RTDNA Canada congratulates Sharon Murphy as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Central Region

Toronto, ON – (May 18, 2021) RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize Sharon Murphy who has distinguished herself through outstanding service and continued excellence during the course of her career in journalism and news broadcasting.

RTDNA President Fiona Conway said, “Sharon has been there for so many major events in Canadian News and she’s become an innovator and leader, as well as a mentor and trusted voice to her colleagues. Congratulations Sharon.”

On paper, Sharon Murphy is Global’s Senior Manager of Network Resources, in reality she is so much more than that. Since beginning at Global Toronto as an intern Sharon has become the heart and soul of Global Toronto. In February of 2021 Sharon celebrated her 35th anniversary with the network.

Over the years Sharon has been on the frontlines, albeit behind the scenes, on some of the biggest news stores Canada has witnessed. From the trial of Paul Bernardo to the World Series to countless election campaigns, Sharon’s coordination and attention to detail paved the way for stellar coverage.

What makes Sharon’s legacy particularly unique is that, while her entire career has been spent at Global, her contributions have had an impact industry wide. As a network resources manager she paves the way for pool coverage, and consortium projects, that benefit many news outlets and networks.

There is not a TV newsroom in Canada that has not benefitted from Sharon’s skills and strength.  Most importantly, the human compassion and care that Sharon brings to her work defines her legacy. For years Sharon coordinated the Global News internship program, providing a first step for hundreds of young journalists beginning their careers. From newsroom potlucks to holidays parties and baby showers, Sharon ensures that the workplace provides an environment that sees the humanity in the work journalists do.

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RTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic and digital journalists and news managers in Canada. The members of RTDNA Canada recognize the responsibility of broadcast and digital journalists to promote and to protect the freedom to report independently about matters of public interest and to present a wide range of expressions, opinions, and ideas. The RTDNA Canada Journalistic Code of Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy in our profession.

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Contact Information

Fiona Conway
President, RTDNA Canada

Ron Kronstein
Co-Chair, Central Region, RTDNA Canada

Owen Leitch
Co-Chair, Central Region, RTDNA Canada

RTDNA Canada