Dawna Friesen Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02.Nov.2017
Facts of Dawna Friesen
Date of Birth: 1964 , October-8
Age:53 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
NameDawna Friesen
Birth Place/CityWinnipeg
ProfessionNews Anchor
Working ForNBC
Net Worth2.5 million dollar
Weight in KG55 KG
Married toTom Kennedy
DivorceNot Yet
EducationRed River College
AwardsNews & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story
TV ShowGlobal National, NBC Nightly News
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Dawna Friesen, a Canadian television journalist, is currently the chief anchor and executive editor of Global National. She previously served as a foreign correspondent for NBC News.

She is known for covering major news like Iraq-Afghanistan war, the murder case of Daniel Pearl, Wall Street reporter in Karachi Pakistan, Us Presidential election campaign of former POTUS Barack Obama. Friesen also won Emmy for covering Obama's Presidential election campaign. 

Early Life and Education

Friesen was born on 1964 on 8th of October and she is currently 53 years of age. She was born in Winnipeg in Canada and she is nationality Canadian.

She is of White Canadian ethnicity. She is a great person as well and is very intellectual. She always discusses keeping facts and figures in mind and her persona is undoubtedly charismatic. 

She went to a college called Red River College for her graduation. She has already worked for huge channels and this is the reason she is so respected all over the world.


In the beginning time of her career, she reported for a huge network called CBC Television in Vancouver, Canada. She also anchored for the CBC Newsworld and her work was absolutely amazing. After working there, she decided to move on as she was getting so many opportunities.

She joined CTV and worked there as a reporter. She also got the opportunity to work as a CTV NewsNet and she did not let that chance slip through her hands. In the year 1999, she got a chance to work for the NBC News. She was also hired to cover the much talked about elections in England.

At the moment she is working as the chief anchor and executive editor of Global National. Other networks and channels and shows she has worked for till now include the likes of NBC Nightly News, The Today Show and MSNBC.  

Personal Life

 Friesen is a married woman. She was dating her boyfriend Tom Kennedy before the couple decided to get married.

The couple has been living very happily as husband and wife after their marriage and there is almost no chance of a divorce to occur in their lives.

She is not having any extramarital affair and she does not have a boyfriend outside of her marriage. She does not have many children, as she has only one son.

Net Worth and Body Measurements

 Friesen has an impressive net worth of  $2.5 million and this is a huge amount of salary from the agency. She has an average height of 1.64 meters which is around 5 feet 3 inches.

As she has been such a huge personality, there is no doubt that information on her and her amazing biography can be grabbed from popular wiki sites such as Wikipedia and IMDb.

She is also active in Twitter and she very active on the site as well, as she has already tweeted more than 1200 times.