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Inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2005, Gail M. Scott boasts one of the most varied and distinguished careers in Canadian broadcasting. Scott began her career in the newsroom of CBC television’s regional service in Ottawa, then became national assignment editor.
After a brief stint as the parliamentary correspondent for the public broadcaster’s radio service, Scott covered events on the Hill for CTV in 1972. Over the next decade, she contributed to the network’s signature public affairs programming, including W5 and four years as the host of Canada AM.
Scott left the airwaves in 1982 to work as the president of Brodrik Communications Limited. She spent much of the next decade working with a new generation of broadcast reporters at Ryerson University in Toronto where she served as a lecturer, director of Broadcast Journalism and a professor. She also spent two years in the Office of the President as the executive coordinator of community relations.
From 1987 to 1993, Scott served as a part-time member of the CRTC, before being named Commissioner in 1993. While on the Commission, she worked extensively on the convergence of telecommunications and broadcasting systems, as well as on the restructuring of the television and radio broadcast systems. On leaving the CRTC in 1998, Scott became a Member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. In June 2006, she became an independent board member of the Canadian Television Fund.