PORT-OF-SPAIN: Hazel Redman Ward, a radio and television icon, affectionately called “Aunty Hazel”, has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Her age was not disclosed, but she is believed to have been in her late 70s.
A former English teacher, she began her career with Radio Trinidad and in 1962 she became one of the news anchors on the country’s first television station, Trinidad & Tobago television (TTT). She was also the first weather anchor.
She is best known as Aunty Hazel to the thousands of children to whom she gave exposure on her shows “Twelve and Under”, which aired for almost four decades and “Teen Talent”.
Redman Ward was the recipient of several national awards, including the Trinidad and Tobago Broadcasters Award in 2007. She was also awarded the Humming Bird Medal (Gold) in 2000.
As of press time, funeral details have not been released.