About the award

For excellence in reporting in first year.

A.O. (Alf) Tate was a Toronto Star reporter, served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a photographer, and was a former president of the Toronto chapter of what is now SONG. Tate also loved flight, and was the first reporter to dispatch a story from the air. In September 1955, he was covering a story on board a U.S. Navy plane which, while investigating a hurricane, was lost over the Caribbean Sea.

2017 A. O. Tate Memorial Award presentation
2017 A. O. Tate Memorial Award presentation

Presenter Paul Morse with A. O. Tate Memorial Award winner Josh Cameron.

Presenter Paul Morse with A. O. Tate Memorial Award winner Josh Cameron.

2015 A. O. Tate Memorial Award
2015 A. O. Tate Memorial Award

2015 winner Justin Chandler with donor Paul Morse, President, Southern Ontario Newsmedia Guild.

2015 winner Justin Chandler with donor Paul Morse, President, Southern Ontario Newsmedia Guild.

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Past Winners

2017    Josh Cameron

2016    Katie Swyers

2015    Justin Chandler

2014    Karen McCall

2013    Nikolas Theodorakidis

2012    Stephanie Girardi

2011    Luc Rinaldi

2010    Paul Gettlich

2009     Scaachi Koul