Elizabeth-Teese Robinson aka Rosie (formerly Elim Christian College ) is our 2021 winner of the John Foy Memorial Award for Excellence in Radio News.
This is a prize for the top second year journalism student who achieved the highest grades for all radio and online related assessments.
John Foy began his career in Dunedin and moved to Christchurch to join Radio Avon as their only sports reporter. In 1985 he became the Chief Reporter for Independent Radio News. He was passionate about nurturing young journalists to tackle difficult news stories and produce fast, accurate copy. John died under tragic circumstances in 1989 and we remember John each year with this award in conjunction with the Ara Foundation where the John Foy Trust is now held.
Pictured with Rosie is Chris Foley who along with Ed Taylor were colleagues and friends with John. Rosie now heads to Auckland to start her internship with TVNZ and we wish her all the very best.