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Loyalist Graduate, Martin Seemungal, Named Middle East Bureau Chief for CTV

February 17, 2011

Martin Seemungal, a graduate of the Loyalist College Television Broadcasting program (1981), has been appointed as the Middle East Bureau Chief for CTV.  His career as a foreign correspondent for CTV, CBC, ABC, CBS and PBS has seen him travel the world covering international events. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Seemungal has been recognized for his outstanding work, and he is the recipient of many industry awards and nominations including two Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, an Overseas Press Club for America Award, the Radio and Television News Directors (Canada) Award for Best Documentary, and a Gemini Award nomination. Martin has credited Loyalist College for giving him a start in his career.  “Loyalist played a critical role,” he emphasized.  “It laid the foundation for what I do today.  I’ve worked with lots of journalists, who have gone to lots of schools, but because of the way I learn and do things, I need to do things, and Loyalist was good for me.  I also need to know what something is, and how it works. 

Loyalist taught me editing and the fundamentals of announcing and writing, as well as the technical side.  It taught me the fundamentals of how a camera works, and it put me in touch with a place where I could learn and practise skills.”

“Our alumni are very important to us and we are always pleased to hear about their personal and professional accomplishments.  Martin Seemungal has had an outstanding and illustrious career — we applaud his achievements and congratulate him on his most recent appointment as Middle East Bureau Chief for CTV,” said Loyalist President Maureen Piercy.

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