Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta media personality: Fish Griwkowsky, Visual Arts Columnist, Edmonton Journal

Fish-GriwkowskyFish Griwkowsky is an award-winning journalist, writer, illustrator and filmmaker based in Edmonton. He’s shot and directed numerous videos for bands including Twin Fangs, Wet Secrets and two for Corb Lund – including the lead-off video Gettin’ Down on the Mountain for the country singer’s No. 1-in-Canada album, Cabin Fever. He also photographed the album’s imagery. Working with director Trevor Anderson, Fish filmed short doc The High Level Bridge on a $100 Sony webcam, which went on to Sundance, Cannes, Brooklyn Rooftop Film Fest, sxsw, Dawson City Film Festival and won an honourable mention at AFI in Hollywood. Werner Herzog called it, “Very accomplished filmmaking,” while Matt Groening said of it, “It’s great!”

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Alberta Media Personality > Bridget Ryan, On Location Host Breakfast Television, Edmonton

Bridget Ryan, City TV EdmontonAccording to her website, Bridget Ryan is an actor, singer, playwright, director and television host in Edmonton. Her talent is both inherited and earned. She’s the daughter of Tim Ryan, the founder of the MacEwan Theatre Arts Progam and Maralyn Ryan, actor, director and arts educator. Bridget graduated from MacEwan Theatre Arts program in 1993 and then went on to graduate from University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music in 1996 with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Upon completion, she moved to New York City, debuting at Don’t Tell Mama’s with RANT CONTROL (to which she garnered ‘Most Promising New Talent’ /Strawhat Awards). Bridget has performed all over Canada (Sudbury Theatre Centre, Citadel Theatre, Vertigo Theatre, and Workshop West) and has worked with some fantastic directors (Jim Guedo, Bob Baker, Ron Jenkins, Tim Ryan, and Jim Brewer.

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Vue Magazine’s Best of Edmonton Awards for Media & Personalities

Vue Magazine AwardsVue Magazine recently announced their 17th annual special Best of Edmonton issue. Here are the winners in the MEDIA category:  Best Local Blog – MasterMaq at | 1st Runner Up – Only Here for the Food | 2nd Runner Up – Vintage Edmonton | Best Local Podcast – The Movie Jerks at | 1st Runner Up – The Unknown Studio | 2nd Runner Up – Jay and J | Best Local Twitterer: MasterMaq @mastermaq | 1st Runner Up – Kikki Planet @kikkiplanet | 2nd Runner Up- Brittney Le Blanc @britl. And,  in the PERSONALITIES category, the winners are…

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Alberta media personality > Mike Zouhri, Publisher, Retailer and Humanitarian

Mike Zourhi, Edmonton, AlbertaMike Zouhri is the founder and CEO of SHAVE (a magazine promoting successful living to affluent males 25-40) which is one of the largest digital publications in the world, by readership numbers; and he has nearly tripled that figure over the last year now reaching between 60-75 million readers per month through expanded syndication deals with Microsoft owned MSN, and Pulse. He has successfully opened a luxury retail chain of stores, and in addition he has a long standing reputation as a world-class humanitarian leader and one of our most championed charity and community advocates.

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Media Profile > Ziyah Karmali, Entertainment Reporter for Breakfast TV Edmonton

Ziyah Karmali, EdmontonZiyah Karmali is an actress, model, reporter, athlete and fundraiser. She is also fully bilingual, academically accomplished and multi-talented. After graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Alberta in 2009 and completing her practicum, Ziyah signed a one-year contract to teach French immersion to a grade five class in Spruce Grove.
Because of her outstanding academic achievements, Ziyah received a full scholarship to pursue her Master’s in Education, which she plans to complete sometime in the next two years.

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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)