Bio

Sandra Blaikie is an award-winning veteran of television news. She’s been nationally recognized for her consistently outstanding work.  Blaikie has spent 20 years honing her skills and she’s developed a unique and powerful understanding of how to shape your message and deliver it with confidence, clarity and impact.

News Anchor

Before moving into the media training and presentation coaching field, Blaikie was the anchor of ‘A News at Six with Sandra Blaikie’ – a program named by her peers as the best newscast in the country.

Blaikie is best known for her sure-footed live work, her tough interviews with major newsmakers and a deep sense of compassion that helped her identify with her audience.

Investigative reporter

Beyond the anchor desk, Blaikie was a well-respected field reporter. She’s a 3-time RTNDA award-winner for her investigative and political reporting.

Educator & Leader

Blaikie is deeply involved in her community, as an educator and a leader. She teaches broadcast news at Algonquin College. She also served as the chair of Fair Chance 2010 – a group dedicated to encouraging community involvement in the municipal election process. It’s one of many charitable and community initiatives Blaikie supports.

AWARDS

2008 RTNDA – Best Newscast in a Major Market (anchor)
2008 RTNDA – Best Live Event (anchor)
1999 RTNDA – Best Newscast (investigative reporter)
1997 RTNDA – Investigative Reporting (honourable mention)
1996 RTNDA – Investigative Reporting
2007, 2005 Ottawa Life Magazine – Top 50 People in the Capital