Barb Williams, executive vice-president and COO, Corus Entertainment is retiring effective Oct. 31. Williams joined Corus as part of the company’s acquisition of Shaw Media in April 2016. Prior to her current position, Williams served as president of Shaw Media and was previously executive VP, Content at Canwest; vice-president and GM of Toronto 1; and senior VP of Lifestyle Programming at Alliance Atlantis. She’lll be recognized on Nov. 8 by the Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) Hall of Fame award for lifetime achievement.
Robert Gray, TSN Radio national program director, has parted ways with Bell Media. Gray had been in the position since 2011 after 10 years with the Team 1040 (CKST-AM) Vancouver.
Julisa Ly has been promoted to APD of 102.1 The Edge (CFNY-FM) and Q107 (CILQ-FM) Toronto, effective immediately. Ly had been music director at The Edge for the last three years.
Beth Iley is joining New Metric’s expanded development team. She’ll source and develop dramatic TV projects alongside VP of development Caroline Habib. Iley started her career with Temple Street Productions (a division of Boatrocker Media) as a development executive where she shepherded scripted projects through development at CBC, Rogers, Bell Media, Shaw, BBC America, NBC Universal and ABC, including Orphan Black and Killjoys.
Justin Dove has resigned as national imaging director for Newcap Radio. His last day with Newcap Calgary will be Dec 31. Dove is shifting his focus toward his personal studio business which includes clients like SiriusXM, Entercom Communications, North Eleven and Westwood One.
Reid Fiest is leaving Global Calgary to work with Calgary International Airport. Fiest had been the Global National correspondent for Calgary for the last four years and was previously co-anchor of the Weekend Morning News. Fiest’s reporting from the Fort McMurray wildfire in May 2016, contributed to regional and national RTNDA awards for Global Edmonton and Global Calgary.
Sheila Scott has moved into the role of CTV Morning Live and noon show reporter at CTV Vancouver. Scott first joined CTV in 2011 as an overnight writer.
Linda Wilson is returning to Newcap Halifax as a creative writer, taking over from Bernadette Whitty who is headed to the company’s Cape Breton stations. Wilson previously worked for the stations from 1990-98, in addition to C100 (CIOO-FM) and CJCH-FM. Most recently she’s been the senior interactive copywriter at the Halifax office of digital marketing agency T4G Limited. Wilson, who coincidentally is the spouse of Q104 (CFRQ-FM) morning show co-host BJ Wilson, starts with Newcap Nov. 1.
Keith Wilson is retiring from Hollywood Suite after helping launch the group of specialty channels in 2011. Wilson, the former longtime director of news operations with CityNews Toronto, will stay on until Nov. 16. Joining Hollywood Suite in the role of director of operations is Quincy Raby. Raby has worked in marketing and communications at Cineflix, Glassbox and CHUM, and was most recently VP, Television & Operations at the VICELAND channel in Canada, also overseeing day-to-day operations of Toronto’s VICE Studio.
Francella Fiallos, programming and development director at Dalhousie University campus station CKDU 88.1 FM Halifax, is leaving for Montreal. Fiallos had been with the station the last three years while completing her Master of Journalism at University of King’s College.
Michael Goldberg has left Global Toronto to be executive producer at Global News Winnipeg. Goldberg had been a producer/editor with Global TO since 2015 and before that worked in operations support with CP24.
Emily Brass is leaving CBC Victoria for the public’s broadcaster’s Winnipeg bureau to read afternoon radio news. Brass has been with CBC for the last six years in Victoria, Montreal, St. John’s, Toronto, and London, UK where she started as an intern.
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