CTV News’ Dr. Marla Shapiro Named to the Order of Canada

— July 1st, 2015

– CTV News’ Health and Medical Expert honoured for contributions as a family physician and trusted source of health information –

To share this release: http://bmpr.ca/1eYvimZ   TORONTO (July 1, 2015) – CTV News congratulates Dr. Marla Shapiro on being named a Member of the Order of Canada today for contributions as a family physician and trusted source of health information. One of this country’s highest civilian honours, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation. “On behalf of all of us at CTV News, it is my honour and privilege to congratulate Dr. Marla on this remarkable and deserved achievement,” said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News. “From her very first appearance on CTV News, it was evident that Dr. Marla was a gifted communicator, whose natural flair for broadcasting enabled her to easily connect with viewers about medical and health care matters in a trustworthy way.” “As Canada AM’s resident Health and Medical Expert, Dr. Marla is on call to help Canadians decode complex health issues, debunk medical myths, and explain the facts that are not just informative, but can be also lifesaving,” said Lis Travers, Vice President and Executive Producer, CANADA AM. “Dr. Marla’s frank and authoritative voice has earned her the role of go-to medical expert, and we are delighted that she is part of the CTV News family.” Since 2000, Dr. Marla has been the Health and Medical Expert for CTV News. For Dr. Marla’s complete biography, please visit CTVNews.ca.

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