Awards & Winners

Rita Deverell

Date of Birth 1945
Place of Birth Houston
(Texas, United States of America, Area codes 281, 346, 713, and 832, Area code 281, Area code 713, Area code 832)
Nationality Canada, United States of America
Also know as Rita Shelton Deverell
Profession Journalist, Television Producer
Rita Shelton Deverell, CM is a Canadian television broadcaster and social activist, who was one of the founders of the Canadian television channel Vision TV. She also served as news director for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network from 2002 to 2005. Deverell moved to Canada in 1967, and began her television career in 1972 as the producer of a children's television program. In 1974, she joined CBC Television as a journalist, including a stint with the program Take 30. In 1983, she left to become a journalism professor at the University of Regina, and in 1988 she left there to become one of the founders of Vision TV. In addition to working as an executive with Vision TV, she also hosted numerous interstitial segments between programs, and was noted for often wearing a flower in her hair when hosting these segments. Deverell has been named to the Maclean's Honour Roll of Outstanding Canadians, and to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. She has also been a board member of Obsidian Theatre Company, a Toronto company which specializes in Black Canadian drama. She was named a member of the Order of Canada in 2005.

Awards by Rita Deverell

Check all the awards nominated and won by Rita Deverell.


Gemini Award for Best Talk/General Information Series
Honored for : Skylight

Nominations 2000 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Gemini Award for Best Talk/General Information Series Skylight


Nominations 1995 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Gemini Award for Best Lifestyle Series It's About Time


Canada Award
Honored for : It's About Time