Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Press Journalists Spencer and Hayward Win Sports Media Canada Awards

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Press Journalists Spencer and Hayward Win Sports Media Canada Awards

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CP's Spencer and Hayward win Sports Media Canada awards

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TORONTO - Canadian Press journalists Donna Spencer and Jonathan Hayward are being honoured by Sports Media Canada.

Spencer is the recipient of the 2014 George Gross Award for outstanding sportswriting while Hayward is being honoured for outstanding photography.

Both are being singled out for their work at the Sochi Olympics earlier this year.

Based in Calgary, Spencer has been CP's lead Olympic reporter for nearly a decade.

"Nobody knows Canada's Olympians better than Donna," said Canadian Press Sports Editor Julie Scott. "That knowledge, along with her tireless work ethic and passion for the job, are what make her one of this country's best and most respected Olympic reporters. It's great that she is being recognized for all her tremendous work before and during the Sochi Games."

Hayward is based in Vancouver and has shot numerous Olympics, including the 2010 Games in his home city.

"Jonathan's work is always exemplary, you won't find a harder working photographer in the country," said Graeme Roy, the Director of News Photography at The Canadian Press. …

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