AUDIO: Honorary Law Degree For CTV's Chief Anchor

When students from the University of Windsor's Law School receive their diplomas, CTV's Chief News Anchor will be there.

Lisa LaFlamme is receiving an Honorary Law Degree at this afternoon's ceremony.

She tells AM800 News she is honoured and believes journalism and law go "hand in glove."

"Because we're both fighting for the same thing, justice and seeking the truth and also being there for people at their worst times and their best times," says LaFlamme

She says speaking to a graduating class of lawyers, there's just so much to say.

"How to look at the world and reclaim the world, because we live in such a zone right now where we're focused on cell phones and social media and algorithms and I think that's one of my key messages, is to take back some of the power that we've given away." 

In 2016 LaFlamme was appointed to the Order of Ontario, and in that same year won the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTDNA) President's Award, recognizing decades of distinguished service reporting on Canadian airwaves.