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Meet Eileen Frere

Board Director

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Eileen Frere is an award-winning journalist and communicator with more than 30 years of experience. She worked as a reporter and served as a public figure for KABC TV (Los Angeles), KOMO TV (Seattle), CBC Television and Radio across Canada.

Eileen knows how the power of storytelling can change lives and inspire others. 

During her extensive career, she has covered a wide range of stories, reported on national court cases, appeared live on camera during breaking news, conducted in-depth consumer investigations along with interviewing, writing and hosting documentaries. Eileen has appeared on local and national shows, including “Good Morning America” and ABC’s 20/20 for her coverage of major crime stories.

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Using her broadcast experience, Eileen works as a media coach through The Company Doctors.  Her extensive media training helps senior executives and company leaders to prepare for broadcast interviews, speeches, and press conferences.

Eileen also co-hosted The Company Doctors Business Exam Room podcast, which focuses on inspiring and motivating leaders and businesses. 

In addition to media training, Eileen has worked as a part-time professor at Mohawk College in Canada, where she taught the fundamentals of Broadcast Newswriting and Production, Diversity in Journalism and Social Journalism and Research.   

Eileen is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and enjoys mentoring young people entering the industry.

She has also received recognition for her volunteer work and community leadership involving a number of non-profits, including Crime Survivors, Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter, and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure OC.

Eileen graduated with High Honours with a Combined Degree in Journalism and Law from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.   Outside of work, Eileen is a trail runner, a gardener and loves time with her family.

THE ORGANIZATION

Meet the Board and Advisory Council

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