Dec 3, 2019
Lisa LaFlamme is a powerhouse
journalist who has been the Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor of
CTV National News since 2016. Lisa was also appointed to the Order
of Ontario, the province’s highest honor, and won the
Radio-Television News Directors Association President’s Award in
2016. Today, Lisa steps away from the TV and into the Inner Circle
to talk with Carrie about the pivotal moments she has experienced
throughout her decades of reporting on the airwaves and into
Canada’s homes. Lisa also shares how she handles the pressures of
delivering a national newscast and her takeaways from covering
everything from the aftermath of 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina and the
war in Afghanistan.
What You’ll Hear In This Episode:
was born in Ontario as the middle child, and her family was very
encouraging. She credits their honesty and support to her current
mindset that there is nothing she can’t do.
always wanted to be a journalist and had a desire deep inside her
to explore what makes us human and share the stories with
Lisa ended up living in the best neighborhood in Ottawa while a
young student, and then worked her way up from the night shift on
the radio to doing a TV/radio hybrid job 7 days a week.
amazing prediction from a psychic that Lisa experienced, which led
to her having an even deeper appreciation when she sees all the
flags of the world.
about Lisa’s time as a National Consumer Affairs correspondent, and
how she reported a new scam to the country every week.
pivotal, and often scary, moments that Lisa remembers about working
in war zones like Baghdad and Afghanistan, and seeing devastating
environments like the aftermath of 9/11 and Hurricane
it felt when Lisa earned her spot as the first female alone on a
National news desk.
- What’s Lisa sees in the future of journalism,
and what we need to know to keep the human aspect alive when
delivering often negative news.
- “Journalism is the opioid of the
have to stand up to it (fear).”
- “Being a woman has never slowed me
- “Media literacy is as important as
National Arts Centre
Journalists for Human Rights
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