Other on-air credits include anchoring, reporting and producing for CHCH-TV Hamilton (30 years), CKVR-TV (“A” Channel”) Barrie, CKOC-Radio (Oldies 1150) Hamilton and CFRB-Radio Toronto, where, ironically, she landed her first full-time job in broadcasting as a “Good News Reporter.”
During her years at CHCH-TV, Connie covered politics, current affairs, education, entertainment and weather from the field and from behind the anchor desk breaking events that shaped the world and the community including Royal Visits, two Gulf Wars and 9-1-1.
Connie co-hosted the annual McMaster Children’s Hospital Celebration telethon for 17 years, which earned her the prestigious Hamilton Health Sciences Cornerstone Award. She is also the recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, a Premier’s Award nomination, the Ontario Association of Broadcasters’ Howard Caine Memorial Award and the CanWest Community Spirit Award.
She is a member of Nelson High School and Mohawk College’s Alumni of Distinction, has been named a Hamilton and Halton Woman of the Year, received the Zonta Club of Hamilton II ‘s Founder Award in 2007 and in March 2009 was named a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International’s top honour for public service. Sertoma Hamilton’s “Service to Mankind” Award followed that same year. In 2011 Connie was inducted into the Hamilton Gallery of Distinction.
Together with her husband, producer/director Dave Wilson, Connie co-produced, the documentary special, Elizabeth’s Hope, which has been seen in countries around the world and won the ALS Society of Canada’s National Public Awareness Award.
Connie remains a committed community volunteer. A “St. Joe’s Baby”, she is vice chair of St. Joseph’s HealthCare Hamilton’s International Outreach Program and volunteers her time with numerous other charities including Ronald McDonald House, the YMCA Peace Medal program and the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. Her most current project is Chairing the 2011 Hamilton United Way Campaign.