Jas Johal Wins Webster Award For Journalism

Global National’s BC reporter Jas Johal has won Webster award for the best TV feature.

A selection of B.C.’s best journalists had been named as finalists for the 2012 Jack Webster Awards. Winners were announced at the 26th annual Jack Webster Awards dinner on Thursday, November 1 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver.

Based in Vancouver, Jas Johal is Global National’s BC correspondent where he covers major stories throughout the region.

National Columnist at the Toronto Star and Panelist on CBC’s At Issue Chantal Hébert was the featured speaker at the awards dinner and Global BC’s Chris Gailus was the host. The 2012 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to The Vancouver Sun’s Patricia Graham.

The Jack Webster Foundation, named after the late broadcaster who was Western Canada’s best known and most influential reporter, was established in 1986 to recognize and encourage excellence in British Columbia journalism. The work of the Foundation is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the BCGEU, CGA Association, CN, Labatt Breweries, Fortis BC, HSBC Bank Canada, Teck, Port Metro Vancouver TELUS and Worksafe BC.