WESTCOTT, Genevieve Patricia
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Westcott was born in 1955 in Stratford, Ontario, the fourth of nine children of Virginia (née McNamara) and political aide Clare Westcott.[ She began her career as a financial reporter for the Vancouver Sun newspaper, followed by a position as an editorial page writer at Vancouver's The Province newspaper. She then moved into television, working for Canwest Television Network, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and as the West Coast bureau chief and correspondent for CTV National News.
Over the duration of her career, Westcott won 13 national and international journalism awards. These included two Canadian awards for legal reporting, three awards for investigative reporting at the New York Film and Television Festival, and eight New Zealand media awards. The first New Zealand award she won was in her first year after arriving in the country – the National Award for Television News Reporting at the Sir David Beattie New Zealand Journalism Awards in 1985.
Westcott met New Zealand cameraman Ross "Rosco" Kenward in Canada and moved to New Zealand with him. They worked together at TV3. Kenward died in 2014.
Westcott died on 10 July 2020 in Hawke's Bay of breast cancer, aged 65. She is survived by her son, Jamie Kenward, and a grandson, as well as her father and seven siblings.
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Obituary originally published: The New Zealand Herald on 13th of July 2020