Michael Enright is stepping down from CBC Radio One’s The Sunday Edition at the end of this season on June 28. Enright, 77, has hosted the three-hour program for its entire 20 year-broadcast run. The public broadcaster says it plans to redevelop the show for the Sunday morning time slot with a new host. Enright, meanwhile, will be behind a new, one-hour show. Read more here.
Tracy Tong will join Global News as the 11 p.m. anchor for Global Toronto, Global Montreal, Global Halifax and Global New Brunswick. Tong, who’ll take up the multi-market anchor/producer role on June 4, succeeds Crystal Goomansingh, who moves on as the network’s Europe Bureau Chief. Tong began her career with Global Toronto as an editorial assistant in 2010, but went on to reporting stints with CP24 and Citytv. For the last four years, she’s been a videojournalist and fill-in anchor with CTV News Toronto. Read more here.
Julie Roy has been named the new Director General, Creation and Innovation, at the National Film Board (NFB). Roy has 25 years of experience in film, including six as executive producer of NFB’s French Animation Studio and more than 13 as a producer with more than 50 productions to her credit. Once Roy begins her new role, Marc Bertrand will act as interim Executive Producer for the French Animation Studio.
Gabrielle Fahmy has returned to her hometown as a VJ with CTV Montreal. Fahmy had been a VJ with CBC New Brunswick, based in Moncton, for the last four years. Prior to that she spent almost three years in the CBC Montreal newsroom as a producer and lineup editor.
Kathy English, public editor at the Toronto Star, is the new chair of the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF). She replaces David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, effective June 1 as he concludes his three-year term. English joined the CJF board in 2014 and has served as a vice-chair since 2019. She’ll continue in her role as chair of the programming committee. English has served as public editor of the Toronto Star since 2007 and has been a reporter and editor for six Canadian daily newspapers. She also teaches at Ryerson School of Journalism.
Paisley Woodward is retiring after 30 years with CBC Vancouver. Wood, an investigative producer, started with CBC in 1990. Before joining the public broadcaster, she had a career as a lawyer and Crown Prosecutor.
Emily Alden has been hired by Vancouver’s Brightlight Pictures as its new VP of Development. Alden was previously a Senior VP with Pacific Northwest Pictures for more than a decade, up until last August. She’ll be in charge of expanding the prodco’s slate. Brightlight currently produces The Good Doctor for ABC and Sony; Firefly Lane and Julie and the Phantoms for Netflix, Upload for Amazon Studios, and Quest Out West for APTN, among other projects.
Julia Caron is the new permanent host of local morning show, Quebec AM, on CBC Radio One. Caron has been hosting on an interim basis for the past seven months. She’s worked behind-the-scenes and as a guest host on both Breakaway and Quebec AM since 2010.
CBC Montreal late night anchor Nancy Wood has announced that she’s stepping away from TV for the timebeing. Starting in July, she’ll be joining the cbc.ca online team. Wood is a veteran reporter and host, who has been with the CBC since 1994.