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Michelle Tisseyre

Michelle Tisseyre was a Canadian television presenter who also worked in the fields of journalism and translations. She joined Radio-Canada in 1941 and did pioneering work as a broadcasting journalist on CBC radio and television till 1947. Thereafter, she worked freelance for some time and then rejoined Radio-Canada in 1950, and was its director from 1953 to 1960 when the first TV show TV-Montreal was launched. In 1941, she became the first woman to present a 15-minute newsletter broadcast in CBC’s French services.rnrnShe lived to the age of 96. She received several awards for her career achievements, including the Governor General’s Literary Award for her translation of Winter (authored by Morley Callaghan), and being made an Officer of the Order of Canada for her work on publications. In 2001, at the age of 80, she returned to college, graduating in 2006 with a BA degree in Art History from McGill University. Apart from her children she was survived by 28 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

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