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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

mark dailey gets lifetime achievement award..


As the entertainment world is mourning the loss of a movie diva, I was happy to learn today that our pal Mark Dailey will be given the 2011 RTNDA Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday May 7th. Dailey was a huge fan of my page and always there to share encouraging words when things weren't going so well. He was a friend and a mentor and am proud others thought so too. It's a well fitting nod to one of Toronto's legends. Here's the official release.

RTNDA Canada – The Association of Electronic Journalists is pleased to announce that Mark Dailey and Ross Kentner will be honoured with 2011 RTNDA Lifetime Achievement Awards in the Central Region. The awards will be presented at the RTNDA Central Regional Awards Banquet in Waterloo, ON Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Mark Dailey was more than "The Voice" of Toronto's Citytv. He was the voice of the city itself. After more than 30 years at Citytv, the beloved anchor, reporter and booth announcer lost his battle with recurring cancer last December at the age of 57. Mark was born in Youngstown, Ohio where he studied law enforcement at university and briefly served as a state trooper. But radio was his calling and he was soon working in the 20-20 newsroom at the legendary "Big 8", CKLW Windsor-Detroit in the early 70s. In 1974 he travelled up the 401 to CHUM Radio and five years later joined the fledgling CityPulse news team. There, Mark rose to prominence as a colourful police reporter. Over the years he became a local icon delivering the news with dry, witty and offbeat humour. His public battle with prostate cancer in 2004 turned Mark into an advocate for men's health. Sadly, the cancer returned last fall in his kidney and ultimately to his lungs. Mark received many well-deserved honours and accolades over the years for his community involvement and journalistic prowess.