Friday, September 29, 2023

Brent Pushkarenko to head news at Corus Radio Edmonton & Calgary

Brent Pushkarenko has been named the Director of Radio News and Station Manager at Corus Edmonton, where he’ll lead the news team for 630 CHED and Global News Radio 880 (CHQT-AM) Edmonton, in addition to Global News Radio 770 CHQR Calgary.

Brent Pushkarenko

The move marks a return to Corus for Pushkarenko, who was previously Assistant News Director at what was then i880 News, prior to its rebrand as Global News Radio 880.

Pushkarenko has most recently been with CTV Edmonton as a Senior and Executive Producer, working on programs like Alberta Primetime. He’s also spent time reporting and anchoring in Regina, Yellowknife and Prince George.

His appointment comes following the retirement of Bob Layton in January. Layton had served as news director for the Edmonton stations since 1995.

Pushkarenko will take up his new role Wednesday, June 16.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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