Kayla Hounsell, a reporter and weekend anchor with CTV Atlantic in Halifax, was named the 2013 RTDNA Canada President’s Fellow.

The $3,000 fellowship allows a working journalist to attend a seminar at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. According to her bio, Hounsell joined CTV in 2009. She left Newfoundland to study journalism at Carleton University and worked as a reporter-anchor in Ottawa, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, before returning to the Maritimes.


The award will be presented at the RTDNA President's Gala on June 14 in Toronto. 

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.