Heather Conway, EVP and head of English Services at CBC, has announced her departure from the public broadcaster to pursue other opportunities. She will remain in her role until Dec. 7. Conway joined CBC/Radio-Canada in Dec. 2013. Prior to joining CBC, Conway was Chief Business Officer at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She also previously spent six years as EVP at Alliance Atlantis Communications.
Jack Nagler, CBC’s senior director of Journalistic Public Accountability and Engagement, has been appointed the public broadcaster’s new English Services ombudsperson. Nagler has been with CBC News since 1990, and was most recently responsible for co-authoring CBC/Radio-Canada’s latest Journalistic Standards and Practices policy, as well as acting as the liaison with the Office of the Ombudsman. Current CBC ombudsperson Esther Enkin will stay on until her retirement at the end of December. Enkin has been in the role since Nov. 2012 after 25 years with the public broadcaster in roles ranging from executive editor of CBC News to Director of Content Development. Read more here.
CBC Vancouver is making changes to its anchor lineup, effective Nov. 19. Mike Killeen, who up until this past April was senior anchor at CTV Vancouver, is joining Anita Bathe and meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe as co-anchor of CBC Vancouver News at 6. Dan Burritt will anchor the 11 p.m., while Lien Yeung takes on weekend news reading.
Heather Webb, executive director of Women in Film & Television-Toronto (WIFT-T), will step down at the end of December. Webb, who has helmed the organization for the last eight years, is relocating to Australia with her family. A search for a new executive director is underway.
Adam Robinson has joined Ron Paley Broadcast (RPB), Canadian distributor of Wheatstone technology and developer of DJB Radio Automation Software. Robinson comes on board as RPB’s new director of Broadcast Applications. He has been in broadcasting for 25 years, the last 17 as Operations Manager and Director of Engineering and IT with the Evanov Radio Group.
Emma Saganash is retiring after 40 years with CBC North’s Cree unit. Based in Montreal, Saganash has held roles from translator, journalist and producer, to host on both radio and television. Since 2003, she’s been area manager. Last month, she was honoured with the Buckley Petawabano Award from the Cree Native Arts and Crafts Association, for her contribution to Cree broadcasting.
Steve Silva is leaving Global Halifax to join CBC North, based in Yellowknife. Silva had been with Global the last three years.
Sarah Freemark has left CTV Morning Live Ottawa. Freemark had been the morning show’s “on the go” reporter for the last eight years. She’s joined Spark Lifecare as an ambassador and spokesperson. Spark is an organization that matches patients with caregivers or physical therapists.
Dahlia Kurtz is 580 CFRA Ottawa’s newest talk show host. The Goods with Dahlia Kurtz is airing weekend mornings. Kurtz has previously been a host and content producer with 680 CJOB Winnipeg.
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