Sandie Rinaldo Biography
Sandie Rinaldo born Sandra Brycks Rinaldo is a Canadian television journalist and anchor for CTV News. She was born on 16 January 1950, in Toronto. She graduated from York University’s Fine Arts program with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in 1973.
Sandie Rinaldo Career
She was first seen on television as a dancer during the mid-1960s on CBC Television youth series such as Where It’s At. After graduation, she joined CTV Television Network’s news division, initially working as a junior secretary to Donald Cameron, director of news. She later advanced to production manager then research for W5, as well as reporting for CTV National News and Canada AM. In 1980, she became anchor for the newscasts on Canada AM, making her the first woman in Canada to hold a full-time position as a national news anchor.
She is well known for disrespecting Bob Marley, whom she interviewed when he visited Canada on tour. In 1985 she became weekend anchor of CTV National News, a post she has held ever since, except for a brief period from 1990 to 1991 during which she was co-anchor with Tom Gibney of the local World Beat News on the network’s Toronto affiliate CFTO.
since 2011, she has served as substitute anchor for Robertson’s successor, Lisa LaFlamme, on the main weekday national newscast. From 2009, she has been anchoring CTV News Channel three weekday afternoons. As of 2010, she is also a co-host of W5 and a contributing reporter.
Sandie Rinaldo Age
She celebrates her birthday on 16 January, she is 68 years old
Sandie Rinaldo Husband
She was married to Michael Rinaldo in 1945 until his death in 2005 , they met at York University, and has three daughters.
Sandie Rinaldo Net Worth
She have an estimated net worth of $1 million. The official amount is not confirmed yet.
Sandie Rinaldo Awards
- 2005; Bryden Alumni Award, York University
- 1999; RTNDA award for Best Newscast for coverage
- 1997; World Medal from the International Film and TV Festival, New York
- 1991; Finalist Certificate for Best News Anchor, International Film and TV Festival, New York
- 1991; Silver Medal for Best Coverage of an Ongoing News Story, International Film and TV Festival, New York
- 1991; Silver Medal, Best Coverage of an Ongoing News Story, International Film and TV Festival, New York
- 1991; Bronze Medal, Best News Anchor, International Film & TV Festival, New York
- 1990; Silver Medal, Best Analysis of a Single Current News Story, Houston International Film Festival
- 1990; American Film & Video Award for “Childbirth From Inside-Out”
Sandie Rinaldo Retiring
Anchor, CTV National News Weekend & Reporter, W5
For more than 30 years, Sandie Rinaldo has been the weekend anchor for CTV NATIONAL NEWS, Canada’s most-watched national newscast. In addition to her role behind the desk, Rinaldo heads into the field to report stories for CTV’s investigative news program W5.
Every weekend, Rinaldo takes Canadians through the major news events making headlines at home and around the world while focusing on angles that are most important to Canadians.
Over the years, Rinaldo has received national recognition for her news stories, earning numerous prestigious nominations and awards. Most recently, Rinaldo was named to the 2013 Women’s Executive Network list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in the Arts & Communications category. Additional awards include the Canadian Veterinary Award 2005 “Never Give Up”; Canadian Association of Journalism Award 2001 award for Best Overall Newscast (shared with Lloyd Roberson); RTNDA Award – Best Newscast 2001 “Egypt Air”; RTNDA Award – Best Newscast 2000 (shared with Lloyd Robertson) “Ice Storm” and RTNDA Award- Best Newscast 1999 “Swiss Air Crash”; and Gemini nominations for Best Newscast 2003/2002/2001 (“Bali Attack/ Sept 11 Aftermath/Egypt Air”); Gemini Nomination – Best Newscaster 2000; numerous Canadian Screen Award nominations for her investigations into abuse in nursing homes.
In 1980, Rinaldo joined a slowly expanding circle of women in the profession, when she was promoted to News Anchor of CANADA AM, earning distinction for becoming the first woman in Canadian history to anchor a daily network newscast. In 1977, Rinaldo was appointed Reporter-at-Large for CANADA AM, a position that saw her regularly traveling everywhere from Vancouver to Cape Breton to the Middle East. Rinaldo joined CANADA AM in 1976 as a story producer specializing in federal and provincial politics.
In May 2016, Rinaldo marked 43 years with CTV. It was May 6, 1973 when Rinaldo first walked through the door of the network, one week after graduating from York University where she earned an Honours B.A. in Fine Arts. In that first year, Rinaldo jumped from Junior Secretary to Production Secretary to Production Manager, and then became a researcher for W5. In 1975 Rinaldo went to New York City with the W5 team to produce The Bankruptcy of New York, which won a journalism award.
Sandie Rinaldo Bob Marley
Bob Marley Interview with Sandie Rinaldo Maple Leaf Gardens Toronto, Canada June 9, 1978
Updated:November 28, 2010
Ghetto youth tired of the constant political fighting banded together in a mammoth reggae concert for peace. It ended with Prime Minister Michael Manley and opposition leader Edward Seaga on stage, shaking hands in an appeal for peace. The man responsible for it all they say, was, Bob Marley.
SR: Bob, you’ve been labeled a powerful political individual. How do you regard that?
BM: Well, I mean, yeah, we was like, we try for make really bring peace knowing that we really can’t solve a problem with a war, you know? To really solve a problem me no feel like really killing someone. Whose problem am I going to solve when I kill someone, you know what I mean? So I figured the Peace is the best thing, and that’s why I go ahead and work with it, because it was a spiritual thing, what happened.
SR: But isn’t what you need some sort of social-legislative change? The economic conditions are bad–you have a lot of people who are unemployed–
BM: What really going to happen now is that we don’t really want the island the change. We want the World to change…
*And his music is how he gets his message across…
Reggae is fast becoming Jamaica’s main export, and the Rastafarians are playing it best. But these days in Jamaica, it is hard to know just who is a Rastafarian. The religion evolved from traditional Christianity, to see Heaven in “here and now” terms. Salvation is of free Africa. The late Haile Selassie is a savior. And because the religion condones the use of marijuana, it has popular appeal, so many young Jamaicans are now wearing their hair in the “natty” dreadlock style.*
SR: Rastafarianism is very popular in Jamaica, yet in Canada and the United States it has a bad reputation–people are associated with drugs, and the trafficking of marijuana, and violence, police arrests–
BM: Yeah man, them crucify Christ, remember? Christ was a Christian and them crucify Christ…say him is not what him is–
SR: No, but let’s go back to the facts–people have been arrested, and the Rastafarians in Toronto, for example, have a very bad reputation–
BM: But I mean, we’re not, I mean, you know, I wouldn’t say the Rastafarians have a bad reputation…I would say people give the Rastafarians bad reputation, because the Rastafarians…I mean, you know what I mean…all of these things happening before the Rastafarians even start coming to Canada or anywhere around here.
SR: But–but the things that are very obvious are the things like the way you look, right? To most people who are very conservative in dress, you look quite strange! Plus the fact that you advocate smoking marijuana–
BM: Yeah, dig this, me a show you this now…Could they tell God that it’s not legal?
SR: No, but you’re–
BM: They couldn’t tell God that it’s not legal!–
SR: You have–you have have a very strong religious belief, but other people don’t necessarily share that, and what they see are the obvious things. And isn’t it in fact true that many Jamaican people get involved in the trafficking of marijuana and therefore get the bad reputation associated with Rastafarianism?!
BM: People get trafficking…you see, well really I don’t really know anything about those parts of life, you know, all I know is Rastafari, you know, and try bringing this truth to the people. What the people do with them life I don’t really know about that, I know about my own.
SR: OK. What is your own? What’s your music to you?–
BM: My own is–the music to me? The music is more than music to me. It go further than music, you know? It go with…I don’t know…it further than music.
SR: But you used it as a–a strong message…I mean…words like “a hungry man is an angry man!”–
BM: Music use me–Maybe music use me!
*Whatever it is, there’s no doubt Bob Marley knows how to use his music. Twelve thousand people–more than half of them white, came to hear him perform, and in a trancelike mystical state he carried them with him, and left them shouting for more. Despite this obvious commercial success, he appears to live the life he preaches.*
SR: What do you–what do you do with the money that you make? Do you take it back to Jamaica? Do you give it to the people?
BM: Me give it away.
SR: You give all your money away?!
BM: All of it, I mean!
SR: How do you survive?
BM: Oh, Rastafari is God.
SR: How do you feel the people of Jamaica see you as a musician?
BM: See me? The people of Jamaica no have to see me… We show the people of Jamaica, Rastafari.
SR: No, No, No–Do they like you?
BM: If the people like me?…Yeah, the people love I. The People Love I–the People make I.
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