Elizabeth Guerin Honored in Canada for 35-Year Contribution to Mass Media
Written by Jonel Juste | Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:39 PM
MONTREAL, Canada (defend.ht) - Anchorwoman, actress and painter, Elizabeth Guerin, was honored in Canada, Nov. 12th, for contributing to Haitian culture and Mass Media for 35 years.
Elizabeth Guerin received on November 12th an award from Radio CKUT FM in Montreal, and Raymond Laurent, one of the pioneers of Haitian radio in Canada for more than 23 years.
Ms. Guerinâ€™s, who currently anchors TV show "What's up Haitians" on NBC Miami, was rewarded for contributing to Haitian culture and Mass Media. She has already dedicated 35 years of her life to radio and television.
The award was presented to Elizabeth Guerin by Line Beauchamp, Deputy Prime Minister of Quebec and Minister of Education, Leisure and Sport.
Who is Elizabeth Guerin?
Elizabeth Guerin was very young when she launched her astonishing career in the broadcasting industry. At the age of 8, she started performing in a weekly comedy for the Haitian Television, Tele Haiti. At 10, she was hosting on Radio Metropole, with her sister Christina, a Sunday Show entitled "Jaquotte & Monica" written by her mother, well known writer and playwright, Mona Guerin.
Elizabeth Guerin is best known for her roles in â€śRoye! Les Voilaâ€ť, a very popular soap opera; the first one created in Haiti. At the age of 15, she had the opportunity to show her remarkable acting talent by playing nine different characters on the soap opera. â€śRoye! Les Voilaâ€ť stayed on the air for 18 years.
She also was the youngest artist to enter into the â€śCentre dâ€™artâ€ť for her first exhibit at the age of 14. â€śA great success it wasâ€ť, she said.
Additionally, Elizabeth spent seven years hosting different shows at radio â€śMagic Stereoâ€ť like â€śFantaisies et Dialoguesâ€ť. During that time, Elizabeth also produced and hosted â€śA DĂ©couvertâ€ť, the first talk-show in Haiti, with a live audience. Her fans named her â€śThe Haitian Oprahâ€ť.
After a long and thriving career in Haiti, in the early 2000s, Elizabeth relocated to Miami. "Not for political reasons as itâ€™s said in Haiti, but because I received an offer from the first Haitian radio station in Miami," she explains.
Then she started a very popular radio show on â€śRadio Carnivalâ€ť. That station has stopped broadcasting but she still hosting her show â€śBonjour Haitiâ€ť on Radio Mega 1700am along with her husband Nixon St-Hubert (NickyMix) and her good friend Rene Philippe. Itâ€™s a dynamic morning show featuring news, politics, entertainment, interviews, celebrities, etcâ€¦
In 2003, Elizabethâ€™s leadership skills helped launched HTN, the first Haitian Television Station in the United States on Comcast. HTN became Tropik Network, now a Caribbean TV station airing in the United States and the Caribbean. She was and still is the main producer and programming director.
In 2006, recognizing the absence of marketing companies in the Haitian community in the US, Elizabeth, with her extensive knowledge and experience in the Haitian market, created Imaginart Media Productions. Imaginart is a successful marketing and production company based in Miami, but also covers the Haitian market in Boston, New York, NewJersey, Canada, the Bahamas, etc..
In 2011, for the first time, in the Haitian History in the Diaspora, Haitian shows are broadcast on a major U.S. television, NBC Miami. Elizabeth Guerin is the host of "What's Up Haitian", with Nixon St-Hubert.
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