Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Television, best news story

Steve Fischer, Lynn Douris, Paula Waddell, Mathieu Thériault and Reno Patry, CBC Ottawa
“Opioids news reports”

The team at CBC Ottawa hopes its winning entry will shed some light on the extensive issues surrounding opioid use on the streets of Ottawa.

Steve Fischer is a video journalist with CBC Ottawa. He has been a television reporter with the CBC for the past 26 years. Before that, he worked at CKVR in Barrie and CFTK in British Columbia. He's a seasoned reporter with the skills to shoot and edit his own stories. He's won awards from the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists and the Radio-Television News Directors Association. Most recently, his series Fentanyl: Fatal Addiction earned him a 2013 Canadian Medical Association award (print and broadcast).

Lynn Douris is a television news producer who is passionate about telling local stories. She has worked for CBC Ottawa for more than two decades, producing news and current affairs, as well as live events. In 2010, Lynn was part of a team that was honoured by the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Nurses Association for a multi-media series on the H1N1 flu. Lynn also won a 2010 Gemini Award for best local newscast.

Paula Waddell is the executive producer of CBC Ottawa. She oversees a local news team – television, radio and online. Paula has worked for the CBC for more than 15 years, producing live news programs and television specials, including CBC Ontario election coverage in 2011. Paula was also part of the news team that won the 2010 Gemini Award for best local newscast.

Mathieu Thériault has been in the television industry for 12 years. Since 2012, he's been a cameraman/editor for numerous news platforms at the CBC Ottawa broadcast centre. He also worked eight years for the French network Radio-Canada news team in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Reno Patry? has been with the CBC for almost five years. Before joining the CBC, Reno, a graduate of la Cité Collégiale, worked as a freelance sound technician, cameraman and editor on different series and documentaries, including award-nominated projects at numerous film festivals (Banff and Sundance). Reno's creative skills and talents are now used by the local supper hour team at CBC Ottawa.