Claude Galipeau has been appointed CBC’s new EVP of Corporate Development. Galipeau has been Chief Revenue Officer at the Torstar Corporation for the last year. He’s previously held senior leadership positions with Yahoo and Syncapse, in addition to serving as the VP of Digital Media at Rogers, Astral, and Alliance Atlantis. Galipeau did a previous stint with CBC in the early 2000’s as executive director of Digital Programming and Business Development. He joins the public broadcaster effective Jan. 7.
Tina Simpkin is joining CBC Nova Scotia in the New Year as the new morning meteorologist for the Maritimes. Simpkin has worked as a meteorologist for the past two decades, most recently at Global News Edmonton. She’s also been a forecaster with CTV Atlantic, WTHR-TV Indianapolis, and WDAF-TV Kansas City.
Super Channel has appointed Jenny Hacker to the role of Director of Programming and Marlene Lone to the role of Director, Affiliate Marketing. Both positions are based in Toronto, with Hacker leading the company’s domestic and foreign program acquisitions for Fuse, Heart & Home and Vault, and overseeing development and production of Super Channel’s Canadian productions. She was most recently at Diply where she was VP of Content. In her new role, Marlene Lone will liaise with the BDU’s marketing groups to jointly develop and implement cooperative marketing strategies, with the goal of increasing subscriber growth and retention. She comes to Super Channel from Rogers where she was executive producer of In-House Productions, responsible for all Citytv and OMNI in-house productions, including Breakfast Television, Cityline, Entertainment City and specials. She also served as Director of Special Projects & Rogers TV Operations. Grant Campbell, currently Director, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, sees his role revised to Director, Affiliate Sales and will continue to be based in Edmonton. In addition, Carole Ljuden has been promoted to Director, Information Technology, while Craig Miller sees his role expanded to Director, Operations. Both are in the company’s head office in Edmonton.
Andrew Bishop is joining Stingray Halifax as the new retail sales manager for Q104 (CFRQ-FM) and Mix 96.5 (CKUL-FM). Bishop has been with Brunswick News for the past nine years, most recently as regional sales manager, based in Moncton. He replaces Mark Tanner, who retires after 22 years with the former Newcap Radio group, at the end of the month.
Chantal Jackson has joined Peacock Alley Entertainment (PAE) as senior vice president of scripted content. With plans to relocate from Toronto to Los Angeles in the new year, Jackson will spearhead the expansion of the prodco’s scripted slate, reporting to PAE president Carrie Mudd. Jackson was most recently director of development and executive producer at VICE Media. Prior to that, she was head of development and alternative content at Breakthrough Entertainment.
Christine Magee, co-founder and co-chair of Sleep Country Canada, is the new chair of the Telefilm Canada Talent Fund. New to the Advisory Committee is Vincenzo Guzzo, president and CEO of Cinemas Guzzo, best known as one of the members of CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Kimberley Walker also joins the committee. Walker is the wife of James Villeneuve, Consul General of Canada in L.A.
Elias Makos will replace Leslie Roberts as host of CJAD Montreal’s mid-morning talk show. Makos, who has been the New Media host for Breakfast Television Montreal since 2013, will also provide regular analysis to CTV Montreal newscasts. Before joining BT, Makos was CTV Montreal’s Technology and Trends columnist and a freelance reporter. Roberts announced last month he was leaving CJAD to pursue travel and wellness writing.
Alison Brunette is the new host of CBC Breakaway, the CBC Radio One drive-home show that serves Quebec, outside Montreal. Brunette has been with CBC Sherbrooke for the last decade.
Craig Mills is the new GM of 99.3 County FM (CJPE-FM), Prince Edward County. With a background in radio promotions, marketing and project management, Mills has worked over the last 35 years with CHEZ-FM and CFMO-FM Ottawa; CHFM-FM and CKXL Calgary, MediaNet Radio Network Toronto, CHAB-AM Moose Jaw and CKMP-FM Midland. Mills will work alongside current GM Deb Simpson for four weeks, beginning in mid-January, before she retires in mid-February.
Tiffany Lizée, chief meteorologist for Global News Regina is making the move to Global News Calgary. Lizée had been with Global Regina for the last six years.
Erik Mikkelsen has left Global Calgary and his role as community relations coordinator. Mikkelsen started with Global in Lethbridge in 2015. He’s off to travel the world.
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