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Frank Koller is a Canadian journalist. He has worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation since 1982 and is based in Ottawa. He was a foreign correspondent for CBC Radio News in Washington from 1998 to 2005. He has reported widely from across Canada, the USA, East and Southeast Asia and Latin America. Koller was based in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1985 to 1988. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists.
Koller holds a master's degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa.
Koller lives with his wife in Ottawa. Prior to his work with CBC, Koller spent 10 years as a professional jazz musician and recording artist.
From 1988 to 1998, he was foreign editor and documentary producer for CBC Radio's Sunday Morning and its successor, This Morning.
In 1990, Koller was a recipient of a media fellowship from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; he spent three months conducting research in Vietnam. In an article on Singapore for Inroads Magazine, Koller interviewed former Prime Minister Lee Kwan Yew.
In 1996, Koller was awarded the Media Award from the Canadian Association for Community Living. In 1997, he was the winner of the Canadian Nurses Association Media Award for Excellence for his documentary "Death of the Worker's Friend" for Sunday Morning.
From 1996 through 1999, Koller was a board member of the Canadian Committee to Protect Journalists (now called Canadian Journalists for Free Expression). From 1998 through 2001, Koller was a member of the board of the now-disbanded Canadian Consortium on Asia Pacific Security Studies (CANCAPS).
In 2003, Koller was part of a CBC Radio team which produced Water for Profit, a special series on the privatization of water, produced in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which is a project of the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity.
In 2007, Koller was recognized by the Canadian Nurses Association and Canadian Medical Association for his work as part of a CBC investigative unit including David McKie, Susanne Reber, Phil Harbord, Bob Murphy, Karina Roman, Tyana Grundig and Rachel Gaulin. The group was awarded the Media Awards for excellence in Health Reporting (Excellence in Radio - In-depth) for their series "Dying for a Job".
In a series of investigative reports for CBC News in 2007 and 2008, Koller and several CBC colleagues examined Canada's continuing production of asbestos and its export to developing countries around the world, despite widespread condemnation from international health experts of the risks of cancer to those exposed to the chemical.
In 2009, Koller was presented the Canadian Association of Journalists award for faith and spirituality along with fellow CBC journalists including Curt Petrovich and Vik Adhopia for their work on CBC Radio's "Where is God Today?".
- Previous Media Fellowship Recipients | Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Archived 2009-12-05 at the Wayback Machine
- Koller, Frank (July 2007) . "Can Canada compete in the new global environment?". Inroads Magazine. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
- 1997 CNA Media Award Winners
- "Water for Profit". The Current. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2003-08-25. Archived from the original on March 21, 2005. Retrieved 2009-12-12. Unknown parameter
- CNA and CMA 2007 Media Award Winners
- "Dying for a Job". CBC News Indepth: Workplace Safety. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2006-04-29. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
- "The magic mineral that was once Canada's gold". CBC News Indepth: Workplace Safety. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2008-05-26. Retrieved 2009-12-12.
- "CAJ Award winners announced". Canada NewsWire, May 24, 2009.
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