Carlo Colaiacovo, former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman, is now joining Michael Landsberg weekdays on TSN 1050 (CHUM-AM) Toronto for First Up with Landsberg and Colaiacovo. Born and raised in Toronto, Colaiacovo has been appearing as a guest co-host on Landsberg In The Morning throughout the summer. Airing live weekdays from 6-10 a.m. ET, the show will also continue to feature contributors Darren Dreger, James Duthie, Bob McKenzie, Pierre McGuire, Steve Phillips, and Buster Olney.
Sherri Pierce, GM for Newcap Radio B.C., is leaving radio after 28 years. Pierce’s radio career began in 1990 when she left the ad agency side of the business as national media director at Palmer Jarvis DDB to join what was then Moffat Radio, which became Shaw, and then Corus Vancouver (CFOX/AM730/ROCK101/CKNW). She remained with the group of stations for 17 years, working her way up to director of sales. In 2008, Pierce helped launch independent station Shore 104 (CHLG-FM) Vancouver, which was acquired by Astral in 2011. In 2012, she was named GM of Astral Vancouver, seeing the operation through the sale of its assets to Bell, and eventually Newcap Radio. She went on to develop a regional strategy for Newcap’s B.C. operations. Devon Tschritter, director of sales, will move into a combined GM/GSM role for the Vancouver unit.
Steven Blaney is the new Conservative Party critic for Canadian Heritage, Official Languages and la Francophonie, following Opposition leader Andrew Scheer’s caucus shadow cabinet shuffle ahead of the fall session. Blaney succeeds Peter Van Loan, who announced in July he’s stepping down as an MP at the end of September. BC MP Dan Albas becomes the new Innovation, Science and Economic Development critic, and critic for Internal Trade. Former ISED critic Matt Jeneroux moves into Infrastructure, Communities, and Urban Affairs.
Josh Hargreaves is The Athletic’s new senior editor. Hargreaves has been senior social media editor with the Globe and Mail since late last year and prior to that Digital Editor, Sports.
Murat Ates is joining The Athletic Winnipeg full-time to cover the Winnipeg Jets. Ates, who is also a regular contributor on TSN 1290 (CFRW-AM), has been freelancing for the publication since last September.
Hailey Salvian has been hired at The Athletic Toronto as a general assignment reporter. Salvian has been working as an associate producer, web and radio reporter for CBC in Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo and Regina over the past two years.
Daniel Nugent-Bowman has joined The Athletic Edmonton to cover the Edmonton Oilers. Nugent-Bowman had been working with Sportsnet for the past year and a half and is a former freelancer for The Hockey News and Yahoo Canada Sports.
Carolyn Newman is the latest executive to join Netflix. Newman departs eOne where she’s been SVP of Scripted Programming for the last two years. Newman will be part of the Scripted Co-licensed and Original TV team and will focus on English-language scripted television.
Richard Southern is the new Queen’s Park reporter for 680 News (CFTR-AM) Toronto. Southern has been with 680 News since 2007 delivering business news to Rogers’ radio stations across the country, in addition to CityNews.
Haley Lewis has joined HuffPost as an Indigenous reporter. Lewis is a recent graduate of the UBC Masters of Journalism program and was the recipient of a 2018 Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship and the Journalists for Human Rights Emerging Indigenous Reporter’s Scholarship in 2017. Born and raised in Taymouth, NB, she has written and produced stories for CBC Indigenous, CBC Ottawa and CBC London (UK).
Nick Dixon is leaving CP24 to join CTV Toronto as a weekend anchor, alongside Andria Case. Dixon has been an anchor and reporter with CP24 since June 2016. He previously spent a decade as an anchor/producer with CHCH Hamilton.
Vanessa Case is VICE Media Canada’s new SVP Studio Canada. Case was most recently EVP Content at Blue Ant Media. In her new role, Case will head up all VICE Studios’ productions in Canada including development, production, financing, sales and licensing, as well as overseeing VICE’s production and post-production facilities located in Toronto.
Brian Bourke has joined 570 News (CKGL-AM) Kitchener as host of Kitchener Today with Brian Bourke, heard weekdays from noon to 3pm. Bourke arrives at the station from Waterloo City Council where he recently wrapped up a term as councillor for Ward 2. Prior to his foray into politics, Bourke was the voice of morning news at CFCA-FM Kitchener for more than three decades, as well as a weekly columnist for the Waterloo Chronicle newspaper.
Skye Bryden-Blom is the new afternoon co-anchor at News 95.7 (CJNI-FM) Halifax. She arrives from Bell Media stations Cat Country (CKTY-FM) and Big Dog (CKTO-FM) Truro, where she also supplied news to several New Brunswick stations.
Todd Veinotte is returning to the News 95.7 (CJNI-FM) Halifax airwaves as host of The Todd Veinotte Show, starting Oct. 3. Veinotte previously hosted a regional talk show heard on Rogers’ stations throughout the Maritimes, prior to the sale of the chain’s Saint John.
Jeff Slack has joined 1310 News (CIWW-AM) Ottawa as a reporter/anchor. The 2017 SAIT graduate joins the station from Prince George, BC where he was a reporter for Vista Radio. Slack previously worked with 1310 sister station 660 News (CFFR-AM) Calgary as an overnight anchor.
Jamie Orchard has been named assistant news director at Global Montreal, effective immediately. Orchard has worked with Global Montreal since it launched 21 years ago and has anchored the flagship supper hour newscast since 2001. She’ll continue her anchoring duties while assuming her new responsibilities managing the station’s online team as well as on-air news broadcasts.