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Adrienne Arsenault AJAs Guest Speaker

HALIFAX, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Adrienne Arsenault, Correspondent with the CBC's The National, will be the guest speaker at the Atlantic Journalism Awards gala dinner and awards show.  The event will be held on Saturday evening May 10, 2014 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.

Now based in Toronto, Adrienne was CBC-TV's London correspondent, a position she took up in the fall of 2006 after having spent three and a half years in Jerusalem. Before that, Washington, D.C. was home for two and a half years. Adrienne has also, at times, called Vancouver and Toronto her "home base" in her various postings with the CBC. She joined the CBC in 1991 as an editorial assistant.

Over the years, and across the continents, Arsenault's assignments have included disasters, conflicts, politics, sports and basic human dramas. She has won several Gemini awards, was named the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's journalist of the year, picked up a Gracie award for outstanding female correspondent and a Monte Carlo festival award for her coverage of the Zimbabwe election.

Born and raised in Toronto Adrienne has a BA and an MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario.

To purchase tickets for the show, visit www.ajas.ca .

SOURCE Atlantic Journalism Awards

For further information: Please Contact: Natalie Clifford, Project Coordinator, Atlantic Journalism Awards, 902-240-4080, office@ajas.ca

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The Atlantic Journalism Awards has been a continuous annual celebration of journalistic excellence and achievement in Atlantic Canada since 1981. It is now managed by a volunteer industry board of directors representing print and broadcast news organizations. Contact Bill Skerrett at the AJAs office: (Tel) 902-425-2727; (Email) office@AJAs.ca