Dawna Friesen (Global National) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Parents, Husband, Married, Salary and Net Worth

Dawna Friesen Biography and Wiki

Dawna Friesen is a Canadian journalist working for Global National as the chief anchor and executive editor. Before joining Global National, she worked for NBC News as a foreign correspondent.

Dawna began anchoring the news in 1985 at a hybrid television and radio station in Manitoba. She went on to work for stations in Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto. She was approached by national networks in the United States and Canada in the late 1990s and joined NBC News.

Friesen reported stories from London and the Middle East for NBC, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Afghan and Iraqi conflicts, and the kidnapping and death of The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Karachi. As a journalist for NBC’s coverage of the 2008 US presidential election, she earned a News & Documentary Emmy Award.

Friesen took over as Global News’ Global National anchor in 2010, following Kevin Newman. Friesen was the third full-time female news anchor in Canada, following Sophie Thibault in 2002 and Céline Galipeau in 2009, and the first in English Canada. She won the Gemini Award for outstanding news anchor in 2011.

Dawna Friesen Age

Friesen is 57 years old as of 2021. She was born on 8 October 1964 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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Dawna Friesen Height and Weight

Friesen stands at an average height and moderate weight. She appears to be quite tall in stature if her photos, relative to her surroundings, are anything to go by.

Dawna Friesen Parents and Family

Friesen was born and raised by her parents Henry Friesen and Vivien Friesen in Winnipeg on a farm. Her father worked at the farm while her mother was active in politics.

She studied at  Paul Kane High School in 1981. She graduated from Red River College at the school’s Creative Communications program in 1984.

Dawna Friesen Husband and Married

Friesen is married to her husband Rick Anderson. Rick is a Canadian political strategist, businessman, and public affairs commentator. She has one son Lucas from her first marriage with Tom Kennedy.

Dawna Friesen Salary

Friesen receives an annual salary of $90,000 from her career as a news journalist.

Dawna Friesen Net Worth

Friesen has an estimated net worth of $500,000 as of 2021

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