Bell Media’s Corrie Coe and Lisa LaFlamme Named Two of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

— November 26, 2014

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TORONTO (November 26, 2014) –Bell Media is proud to announcethat CorrieCoe, SeniorVice-President, Independent Production, and LisaLaFlamme,Chief Anchor and Senior Editor, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, have beenrecognized by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) with Canada’s Most PowerfulWomen Top 100 Awards in the Arts and Communications category. The awardcelebrates the professional achievements of strong female leaders across thecountry in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Coe and LaFlammewill be honoured, along with their fellow award recipients, tomorrow at a Galaevent in Toronto.

 

“Ihave had the pleasure of working closely alongside Corrie and Lisa and canattest that they are truly deserving of this honour,” said Kevin Crull,President, Bell Media. “Both of these women are highly respected leaders intheir respective fields and serve as an inspiration to all of our teammembers.”

 

Coeis a passionate advocate of Canadian programming and a committed partner to thecountry’s production community. As Senior Vice-President, IndependentProduction, Coe oversees development and independent production for all of BellMedia’s English-language properties. In this role, she has helped bring some ofCanada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed programming to TV screens, includingTHE AMAZING RACECANADA, ORPHAN BLACK, BITTEN, FLASHPOINT, MOTIVE, MASTERCHEF CANADA, CORNERGAS, SAVING HOPE, and many more.

 

Asthe first woman in Canada to be named Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of anational, flagship weeknight newscast, LaFlamme has established a dominant andseamless presence as the trusted face and voice of news across the country.CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME averages more than 1.1 million viewers anight, cementing its place as Canada’s most-watched national newscast.LaFlamme’s hard work and leadership have garnered coveted industry recognition,including two top honours at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards – Best NationalNews Anchor and Best National Newscast for CTV NATIONAL NEWS. A trailblazer forwomen in journalism and Canadian news broadcasting, LaFlamme has coveredsome of the most compelling national and international stories of a generation.

 

Coeand LaFlamme join a prestigious group of Bell Media WXN Top 100 winners:Marilyn Denis, Host of THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW and Co-Host of the ROGER, DARREN& MARILYN morning radio show (2013); Michelle Dube, Co-Anchor of CTV NEWSAT SIX and CTV NEWS AT NOON (2013); Wendy Freeman, President of CTV News(2012); Sandie Rinaldo, Weekend Anchor of CTV NATIONAL NEWS (2013); andthree-time winner Mary Ann Turcke, Group President, Media Sales, Local TV, andRadio, who was inducted into the WXN Hall of Fame last year.

 

About theWomen's Executive Network (WXN)
AtWXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovativenetworking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform,inspire, connect and recognize our community of 19,000 smart women and theirorganizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our partners andcorporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice andleaders in the advancement of women.

Foundedin 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement andrecognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles.WXN is a founding member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated toincreasing the diversity of Canada's corporate boards. In the fall of 2008,WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community offemale leaders.

 

As individuals, we can inspire and be inspired. To our community of members andpartners, we thank you for inspiring WXN to lead.

 

More information and details are available at wxnetwork.com or top100women.ca.

 

AboutBell Media
Withpassion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates contentand builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences throughthe platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimediacompany with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, anddigital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV,Canada's #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS,Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four payTV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is alsoCanada's largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada'smost dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network ofmore than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario, Alberta, and BritishColumbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TVEverywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including CTV GO,TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partnersin Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns DomeProductions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part ofBCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more onBell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

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For more information, pleasecontact:

Amy Doary, Bell Media, 416.384.2593 or amy.doary@bellmedia.ca