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Global Calgary wins National RTDNA for coverage of Jasmine Lovett, Aliyah Sanderson Disappearance and Death – Calgary

Global Calgary has won the Ron Laidlaw Continuing Coverage RTDNA Award for its coverage of the devastating disappearance and death of young Calgary woman Jasmine Lovett and her toddler daughter Aliyah Sanderson.

The RTDNA Canada Awards recognize the best journalists, programs, broadcasters and news organizations in digital, television and radio across the country.


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From the moment Lovett and her little girl went missing in mid-April 2019 to the heartbreaking end of a day-long search for the couple, Global Calgary brought its readers, viewers, and listeners the details of each development.

“The care and dedication of the Global Calgary news team has helped bring context and perspective to the developing and heartbreaking story of the disappearances of Jasmine Lovett and Aliyah Sanderson,” said Alex Henderson, vice president of Local Stations, Global News. in a statement.

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“When the news is at its worst, journalists have to be at their best. This national RTDNA award speaks to the incredible work of the Global Calgary team in finding Jasmine and Aliyah and sharing the grief of the community after their tragic death. “

Global News reporters and cameras were in step with police investigators during the double homicide investigation, bringing detailed and up-to-date information from Robert Leeming’s Calgary home to search sites along the rugged, snow-capped Rocky Mountains.

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As a heartbroken community sought answers, dedicated Global News reporters kept in touch with the grieving family, located and interviewed Leeming during his brief release, and were there when Leeming was handcuffed to the police station to investigate murder charges to raise.


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Reporters also delved into the case online, investigating seekers’ problems with the challenging weather and terrain, giving readers a schedule of the case, and investigating whether Leeming – a permanent resident of Canada – was convicted of the crimes he would likely return to be deported to Great Britain

Global News has become a source of information on the tragic story and a trusted place to go for family members dealing with immeasurable loss.

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