The 33rd Awards Gala of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association, being held on Dec. 10, 2011, at the Enwave Theatre in Toronto’s Harbourfront, will be hosted by Sudha Krishnan, reporter and host of OMNI-TV News: South Asian Edition, and Vincenzo Somma, anchor of the Italian Edition.
(See end of this post for details on the venue and program of the gala.)
Here is some background on the two hosts: Sudha Krishnan started with OMNI News Alberta at the beginning of its launch in 2008 as an anchor for OMNI News: South Asian Edition. In 2011 Sudha made the move to OMNI News: South Asian Edition in Ontario, where she currently works as a reporter and host.
According to Sudha, her experience here has been exhilarating as well as enlightening. She sites covering the 2008 Federal Election and the 2008 mumbai attacks as key moments in her career with OMNI. Meeting people from all walks of life and being given the opportunity to report on news from a sundry of perspectives has enabled Sudha to grow as a journalist and as an individual. Sudha Krishnan was born in Montreal, Quebec, or as she likes to call it “La Belle Ville in La Belle Province.” In school she excelled in chemistry and biology and had aspirations of a career in medicine or engineering. However, after taking a public speaking class and realizing how much she loves to talk, Sudha’s passion for television and journalism was quickly brought to centre stage. Sudha’s journey in television began as a senior reporter and fill-in anchor at Global Television in Regina for four years. She also worked in Montreal as a reporter for Global, CTV and CBC. Before joining OMNI Television she took on a position as legislative reporter for Citytv in Edmonton, Alberta for three years. Something you may not know about Sudha is she was once an Indian classical dancer and teacher. She also loves crosswords, hot yoga, bowling and is a huge Saskatchewan Roughriders fan! Vicenzo Somma has been anchoring OMNI News: Italian Edition since 1996. Over the years, he has interviewed various political figures and internationally-renowned personalities including Sophia Loren, Liza Minelli, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper. His time at OMNI has given Vincenzo the legroom to explore and grow in his career while also staying in touch with his heritage. Born to the beautiful city of Naples, Italy, Vincenzo Somma migrated to Canada in 1980. He studied biology and chemistry at the University of Naples while working as a chemist before moving to Canada. Here he followed his interest for journalism and joined the team at OMNI Television. Starting out as an account sales representative, Vincenzo’s people skills and friendly nature quickly propelled him to the OMNI newsroom, where he became the station’s sports anchor. He later went on to co-host Incontri (Encounters,) which received the Most Innovative Program award in 1988 by the Canadian Ethnic Journalist Association. Vincenzo’s advice for those in search of a career in television news is to be connected to your community and be passionate in everything you do! He takes his job seriously, but his lighter side comes alive when he’s at home with his wife and two sons. Vincenzo loves to collect and has an extensive collection of comic books, good wine bottles, movies, music and model train engines. Vincenzo is also a sports fan, especially with a passion for soccer and his Napoli team.
CANADIAN ETHNIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION’S
33rd ANNUAL AWARDS GALA
Saturday, December 10, 2011 ♣ Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queen’s Quay West (Between Queen’s Quay Terminal and York Quay Centre; adjacent to The Power Plant) Toronto
Pre-Awards Reception @ 6:00 p.m.
Awards Program begins promptly @ 7:00 p.m.
Followed by Awards Reception @ 9:00 p.m.
Presentation of media awards plus Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Award
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Ticket Price: $50.00 per person CLICK ME for ticket order form
Awards Program will be taped for broadcast on OMNI Television