Monday I celebrate 40 yrs with CTV News. ctvnews.ca Link to old photos &hairstyles! Thank you for welcoming me into your homes
— Sandie Rinaldo (@SandieR_ctv) May 5, 2013
She began her career with the CTV by answering phones. Four decades later, Sandie Rinaldo has made history as the first woman in Canada to anchor a daily network newscast.
The veteran journalist celebrated 40 years with CTV News on Monday. Rinaldo was told she had one chance to prove herself when she initially auditioned for an on-air position with Canada AM in 1977, and she’d either “sink or swim.”[node:ad]
“Women, I think, in those days had to work harder, prove ourselves, be better at the job than men were, simply to move ahead a step,” she said in an interview. ““Look at us today,” she said. “Women are totally and unequivocally equal partners with men. There’s no such thing as the glass ceiling anymore […] Sometimes I think about it, and I’m completely stunned by the passage of time.”