Sue Prestedge

Sue Prestedge is a Canadian sports broadcaster, who was one of Canada's first and most influential female sports journalists.[1]

After working as a sports reporter and anchor for CHCH-TV and CBET-TV,[2] Prestedge joined the national CBC Television in 1983, and was part of the network's team covering the 1984 Summer Olympics.[3] In that role, she won ACTRA's Foster Hewitt Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting in 1984 for her "Olympic Journey" series of profiles of Canadian Olympic athletes.[4] She remained with the CBC until the mid-1990s, also covering Olympic games in 1988, 1992 and 1994. In 1986, she served as a substitute anchor for several weeks on the network's noon-hour news program Midday, when Valerie Pringle was away on maternity leave;[5] she also served a stint as host of Ontario Morning, CBC Radio's local morning program for non-metropolitan markets in Southern Ontario, in the early 1990s.[6]

Prestedge subsequently became director of the broadcast journalism program at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario.[7] In 2001, she was named senior vice president of WTSN, the world's first television channel devoted exclusively to women's sports.[1] The channel ceased operations in 2003, and Prestedge rejoined the CBC in a management role;[8] in this capacity, she sometimes served as anchor of the network's abbreviated newscasts during its 2005 labour dispute.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Hamilton's Prestedge to lead Women's Sports Network". Hamilton Spectator, March 2, 2001.
  2. ^ "CBC survivors: Former Windsor anchor bounces back to TV". Windsor Star, September 28, 1991.
  3. ^ "Film exposes Games' sexual bias". The Globe and Mail, June 21, 1984.
  4. ^ "'Chautauqua Girl' captures top Nellie". Montreal Gazette, April 4, 1985.
  5. ^ "Midday grace". Toronto Star, April 5, 1986.
  6. ^ "TV involves the viewer in global disasters in a way media guru had not imagined". Toronto Star, November 27, 1993.
  7. ^ "CBC shuffle". Toronto Star, July 7, 1995.
  8. ^ "CBC's firing of Cuthbert meets with anger and sadness". The Globe and Mail, February 24, 2005.
  9. ^ "CBC-TV the big loser in lockout". Toronto Star, August 16, 2005.