Marc Dillon Riddell

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Marc Dillon Riddell (born 1974) is a Canadian broadcast journalist who is the former supervising senior producer for Global National with Kevin Newman. In 2007, he won the Gemini Award[1] for Best Newscast as a producer. In 2008, Riddell produced the Canadian Federal Election for Global Television.

Riddell was promoted to run Global National's day-to-day operations in November 2006, after serving as senior producer for the network's Ottawa bureau.

Prior to joining Global National, Riddell was the supervising producer for CTV's Question Period. In 2004, he served as CTV's supervising producer for the leaders' debates in the 2004 federal election. Previous to that, he worked as a field producer for both CTV and CBC. For his work, Riddell was awarded the Edward R. Murrow for best spot news by the American Radio-Television News Directors Association. He has covered a broad range of stories from the 2004 tsunami to the war in Afghanistan to the death of Pope John Paul II.

Riddell started his broadcast career as an intern for CBC's Foreign Assignment in his hometown of Toronto. He graduated from the University of St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto in 1997. Riddell also attended Lakefield College School in Lakefield, Ontario, law school at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and received a graduate diploma in broadcast journalism from Concordia University in Montreal. He is the youngest supervising producer of a national newscast in Canadian history.

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  1. ^ http://geminiawards.ca/gemini22/releases/GM22Oct15Winners.doc