Starr Dobson, Producer and co-host, Live at Five
Published Friday, November 18, 2011 1:56PM AST
Starr Dobson is the producer and co-host of the Maritime's most watched news magazine program – Live at 5.
Starr joined the CTV Atlantic news team in 1990, after graduating from the University of King's College with a Bachelor of Honours Journalism degree.
This year, Starr won Best Long Feature at the 2011 Radio-Television News Directors Awards for her story ‘My Tree'. She produced and hosted a special edition of Live at 5 that won the Trina McQueen Award for best news information programming during the RTNDA‘s in 2008. The show won again in 2009. Starr was also awarded the Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity for her feature length story on Bonny Lea Farm. Starr is also an Atlantic Journalism Award winner.
Starr is the Campaign Chair for Bonny Lea Farm - a residence and training centre for people with disabilities. She has served on the Board of Governors for the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts and volunteers her time with the IWK Telethon and Christmas Daddies. Starr also devotes many volunteer hours to Special Olympics Nova Scotia and has recently become a member of its Board of Directors. She's especially proud of her connection with SONS as her younger sister, Stacey, is a Special Olympics athlete and Starr is one of her biggest fans!
Starr can now add "author" to her resume - having just published her first children's book "My Goat Gertrude". She also graced the stage at Neptune Theatre last year, taking on a role in the annual production of the Vagina Monologues.
Starr is married with two children and a very spoiled dog.