Dawna Friesen

Television Personality

Dawna Friesen Bio

Who is Dawna Friesen

Dawna Friesen is an award winning Canadian Television Journalist. She reported news in CBC News based in Vancouver and national reporter of CTV before appearing as a foreign correspondent of NBC in London for 11 years.

Early Life (Childhood)

Friesen was born in Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba in Canada. She graduated from Red River College and started working as a journalist since 1985.

Interesting Facts

Friesen covered international news stories including that of the conflict between Israel and Palestine and the war of America and Iraq while she was working with NBC news.

Personal Life

Friesen married to his CTV colleague, Tom Kennedy and they have one son, spending time with whom is one of the many things like cooking, gardening, reading, staying up-to-date with the world events which she enjoys the most.


Friesen has bagged an Emmy Award for her NBC's news coverage, a Gemini Award for Best News Anchor, Canadian National Screen Award with Global National and more.