gwen tolbart

 

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EXPERIENCE

 

WTTG (FOX)                       Washington, DC                                                                             2009 - Present
  Weather Anchor/Reporter

  • Prepare forecasts, graphics and anchor weathercasts
  • Sat & Sun newscasts 5pm, 6pm 10pm, 11pm & Sundays 8am
  • (Weather replacement for Fox AM News, 5pm, 6pm, 10pm, 11pm newscasts)
  • Write, produce & present feature stories

 

WTTG (FOX)                       Washington, DC                                                                                2002 - 2009
  Weather Anchor/Reporter

  • Prepare forecasts, graphics and anchor weathercasts
  • (Aug 2002-Apr 2007 Noon and 5pm). At present Noon (Thur & Fri) & Weekends 5pm, 10pm, 11pm
  • (Weather replacement for Fox AM News and help replace in all weekday newscasts)
  • "Fox 5 Freebies" - Write, co-produce & report weekly community event segment
  • Write, produce & report feature stories

 

KTVT (CBS)                          Dallas, TX                                                                                       1997 - 2002
  Weather Anchor/Reporter

  • Prepare forecasts, graphics and anchor weathercasts
  • Weekdays Morning & Noon - Weekend Evening News Shows
  • "Gwen's Great Adventures" - weekly family event segment
    • Reporter
    • Wrote, produced and presented on-air
  • "Positively Texas" - (Live Talk Show)
    • Host and Writer
    • Covered events, entertainment, various subjects of interest & interviewed guests (This show began with a live audience)

 

The Weather Network            Montreal, Que. Canada                                                                       1991 - 1997

Weather Anchor/News Anchor

  • Daily on-air weather casting & evening news anchoring aired nationally
  • "Ask The Expert" on-air viewer mail segment

 

CFCF-12, (CTV)                     Montreal, Que. Canada                                                                      1993 - 1995
  Weather Anchor/Morning Co-Host

  • "Pulse Weekend"  (News/Features 60 min)
  • Anchored weather
  • Wrote, produced & hosted features  & Black History Special
  • "Pulse News"
    • Weather Anchor
    • Prepared forecasts and anchored weathercasts Noon, 6pm, 11:30pm
  • "Fighting Back" (Consumer & Social Affair Issues)
    • Reporter
    • Presented stories on-air
  • "Travel, Travel" (Internationally Syndicated Travel Show Shot On Location)
    •   Host  - Wrote and presented on-camera

 

  • Black Community Communications Media, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    • "Black Is" (Community New Magazine Program)
    • Host
    • Wrote, co-produced show segments, interviewed guests
    • Produced specials, acted as community liaison, coordinated youth TV workshops

 

 

RADIO

 

Co-Host     "black speaks" (Community) CINQ fm radio, Montreal, Que., Canada

Weather Reporter    "the weather network", Montreal, Que., Canada

 

 

OTHER  EXPERIENCE

 

TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR - GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT CAMPUS DIRECTOR - DAWSON COLLEGE, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

CO-OWNER - TOLANA PRODUCTIONS (Fashion & Entertainment Productions), Montreal, Que., Canada

 

 

EDUCATION

 

BA JOURNALSIM   CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

SOCIAL SCIENCES DIPLOMA  DAWSON COLLEGE, Montreal, Quebec Canada

METEOROLOGY training  - THE WEATHER NETWORK, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

  • ACTRA: Association of Canadian Radio & Television Artists
  • AFTRA: Association of American Radio & Television Artist
  • NABJ: National Association of Black Journalists
  • WABJ: Washington Association of Black Journalists
  • WIFV: Women In Film & Video
  • JDRF: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Board member)

 

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

 

  • 2016 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award - “Our House”
  • 2006 Associated Press AP Weathercasting Award 1st Place
  • 2004 Emmy Nominee - Weather Composite
  • 2003 Emmy Nominee - Weather Composite
  • 2002 NABJ Regional Award - Best On-Air Performance  1st Place
  • 2001 NABJ Regional award - Best Anchor Weather/News   1st Place
  • 2001 NABJ Regional Award - Best Anchor Weather/News   2nd Place
  • 2000 NABJ Regional Award - Best Weather Top Market   1st Place
  • 2000 NABJ Regional Award - Best Interview/Talk Host 1st Place
  • 1999 Emmy - Weather Special KTVT Weather Team
  • 1999 KTVT Employee of the Month, Dallas, TX.

 

Career Profile Published

 

The Montreal Gazette, Trend Magazine, Concordia Alumni Magazine, "Who's Who In Black Canada"

Selected for Concordia University "Role Model Billboard Image Campaign"  1997 & 1998

NABJ National Award Presentation - Jet Magazine

 

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

 

  • 2005 Women Of The Year -  Zeta Phi Beta, Washington, DC
  • 2004 Voices Against Violence Award (helping teen girls) - Empowerment Inc., Washington, DC
  • 2002 Texas Woman of Distinction Award, Dallas TX
  • 2002 Commendation from Texas Gov. Rick Perry, US Congresswoman Kay Granger,
  • 2002 Commendation from the Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Government of Canada
  • 2000 Best Media Person of the Year - Creative Vision Social services, Dallas, TX
  • 1999 NABJ National Community Service Award
  • 1997 Community recognition Award - Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 1996 Community Service Award, Nova Scotia Mayflower Assoc., Montreal, Que., Canada
  • 1995 Education and Entertainment Award - Juvenile Elks, Montreal, Que., Canada