Local earns lifetime achievement
A veteran Vernon broadcaster is being recognized by her peers.
Betty Selin, Sun FM’s morning co-host, will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Association of Electronic Journalists April 14.
“I’m still shocked that my broadcast colleagues are honouring me with this award,” said Selin.
“I am proud that I have spent my entire career in the Okanagan, yet have been able to cover some amazing stories and be recognized as a leader in my industry.”
Selin is the lone B.C. radio recipient of the award this year, and she is only the third woman broadcaster to receive a lifetime achievement award.
After graduating from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Selin moved to Vernon in 1979 to begin her career.
She was a recipient of the Jack Webster Fellowship and furthered her journalistic skills through studies at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg Florida.
Selin has been named Vernon’s Woman of the Year and in 2005, she was named the North Okanagan Community Life Society’s Good Person of the Year.
Her volunteer activities include the Canada Day fireworks committee, the Okanagan Landing Regatta, the Vernon Volleyball Club, the Okanagan Elementary School PAC, the Okanagan Landing Community Association and MC at local charity events.