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.

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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.