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Dawna Friesen

Dawna Friesen
Born Winnipeg, Manitoba
Residence Vancouver
Education Red River College
Occupation news anchor
Notable credit(s) CTV NewsNet anchor
(1997–1999)
NBC News foreign correspondent
(1999–2010)
Global National anchor
(2010-present)
Title News Anchor of Global National

Dawna Friesen (born in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian television journalist and is the anchor and executive editor of Global National.[1]

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and graduate of Red River College, Friesen has worked in journalism since 1985, working in Thunder Bay, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Brandon, Manitoba; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Friesen reported and anchored for CBC Television in Vancouver and for CBC Newsworld. She then moved to the CTV as a national reporter for the network, and an anchor for CTV NewsNet. She moved to NBC News in 1999, and was a foreign correspondent in the network's London bureau.[1]

She began anchoring Global National on September 20, 2010.[2]

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