Katerine Verebély, a 27-year-old Canadian reporter, has been singled out for the 2010 René Payot Award, presented by the French, Belgian, Swiss and Canadian French-language public radio networks. The jury was made up of 12 representatives of the participating radio networks (three per network), who were highly impressed by Katerine Verebély’s professional qualities, well-prepared file and masterly presentation.
After earning a master of music degree in performance (clarinet) from McGill University, Katerine Verebély obtained a certificate in journalism from Université de Montréal. She has subsequently filled various temporary positions with Radio-Canada.
Chosen from eight finalists (two per country), the 2010 award-winner is the sixth Canadian to be singled out for the René Payot Award since its creation in 1982. Named after a Swiss journalist, the award is worth €7,000. It will enable Katerine Verebély to carry out an internship with the public radio networks in Belgium, France and Switzerland.