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Alberta Media Personality: Stella Stevens, CFCW’s Morning Host On Why Local Media Matters

Stella-Stevens“If you were to ask me why I love being in radio, my answer today would be very different than when I started more than 25 years ago. As a teenager, when I entered the business, it was the music that mattered to me most. I loved all types of music – rock, pop and country – and I thought: How cool would it be to sit around all day playing records and hanging out with rock stars?! Naturally, as one gets older, reality sets in. 

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Alberta Media Personality: Rosa Marchitelli, CBC’s Go Public Reporter Who Enjoys Righting the Wrongs

Rosa-MarchitelliRosa Marchitelli is the Calgary-based reporter for CBC’s award-winning segment Go Public. She is a native Calgarian, who grew up in the city’s Northwest, graduated from the University of Calgary with a B.A. in English and then from Ryerson University in Toronto with a B.A.A. in Journalism. She got her first broadcasting job at CBC Calgary and then moved on to become Vancouver CBC News Anchor as well as reporter and producer. While her career has taken Marchitelli across the country, she’s now back in her hometown. 

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Rosie Dransfeld: Searching for the Truth Behind the Curtain with a Camera and a Critical Eye

rosie-dransfeldEdmonton-based Gemini Award winning producer, director and writer Rosvita Dransfeld produces character-driven, cinema vérité feature documentaries. In a body of work that includes more than 300 short films and documentaries, the German-born filmmaker searches for ‘the truth behind the curtain’. She is dedicated to using cinema as a catalyst for social and political change and to writing, producing and directing powerful pieces of poetry on the human condition.

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Alberta Media Personality: Claire Hanna Now Courting Newsmakers on Dinner TV in Edmonton

Claire-HannaVancouver born and Calgary raised, Claire attended the University of British Columbia and majored in Political Science and International Relations, and then went on to earn her Masters of Management in Business in 2010. A member of the UBC Varsity Volleyball team, Claire was cut in her 2nd year but earned a spot on the roster in her 3rd year. That year (2008), the team went on to earn its first CIS National Championship in 30 years and Claire was named “Player of the Game” in the Championship game.

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Alberta Media Personality: Edmonton Journal’s Mariam Ibrahim Has a Passion for Breaking News

mariam ibrahimMariam Ibrahim is no stranger to breaking news; in fact, she has a natural passion for it. As a Provincial Affairs Reporter at the Edmonton Journal, Mariam spent weeks on the campaign trail during Alberta’s recent election. When asked if she was surprised at the NDP majority, her answer was yes. “Even though the polls indicated the NDP were gaining strength, the polls are usually wrong about the outcome,” said Miriam. “It was hard to believe that our 44-year old PC government could be toppled in such a big way.”

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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