RRC Grad Dawna Friesen Named ‘Global National’ Anchor

A Red River College graduate and former NBC News correspondent will replace Kevin Newman to anchor “Global National.”

Dawna Friesen was named Newman’s successor on Tuesday and comes to the anchor desk with a wealth of broadcast experience.

Friesen is a Winnipeg native and previously worked as a reporter at Global Winnipeg (formerly CKND).

Her career has also taken her to the newsrooms of CTV, the CBC and most recently, NBC News. Friesen was a foreign correspondent for the U.S. network based out of their London bureau. She joined the network in 1999.

Friesen will take over for the 50-year-old retiring Newman when he steps down in August.

Last week, the national television news landscape was changed again when longtime CTV National News anchor Lloyd Robertson announced his retirement. A day later, Lisa LaFlamme was named as Robertson’s successor.

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