What good thing could come from the outskirts of Winnipeg? Turns out, the newly-announced anchor for Global TV, Dawna Friesen. She's an inspiration to female journalists on both sides of the border that humble beginnings and hard work can launch you into success. And she's more than just a pretty face. She's been in the trenches, has earned her story-telling stripes and her seat at the desk.

With CTV's Lisa LaFlamme also set to replace the veteran anchor, Lloyd Robertson, the face of television journalism is changing. Literally. And I'd say, she's never looked better.

Three cheers for women leading the field of journalism--where a sharp wit, a listening ear, and a little lipstick can go a long way.

Shhh...If you listen carefully, you can hear Ron Burgundy's tears falling into his smarmy glass of Scotch.

Distinguished Alumni Award 2009 - Dawna Friesen from Red River College on Vimeo.