Nabil Karim, who parted ways with TSN in March, is joining ESPN. Karim, who hails from Burnaby, BC, had been with TSN since 2011 after relocating to Toronto from the West Coast. A mainstay on Sportscentre, he also has reported for NHL on TSN and acted as an occasional host for the NBA on TSN. Prior to joining the network, he was a sports anchor for CBC News and hosted Hockey Night in Canada Online. The BCIT graduate has also done work for FOX, CKPG-TV, Global, Sportsnet and CKNW 980 Vancouver.
Finally, can make it official 🙌🏽
— Nabil Karim (@NabilKarimTV) April 26, 2019
Dean Beeby has retired from CBC Ottawa. Beeby joined the public broadcaster’s Ottawa bureau in 2014 as a freedom of information specialist and consultant on investigative work. Prior to the CBC, Beeby was with The Canadian Press for 31 years including a stint as Halifax bureau chief from 1996-2003, deputy bureau chief in Ottawa from 2003-14, and Toronto business editor, among other roles.
Michele Brunoro, CTV Vancouver anchor and Fraser Valley bureau chief, is on medical leave as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer. Brunoro has launched a very personal blog following her cancer journey, entitled “The 3,800 Club,” which begins “In 2019, it’s estimated more than 3,800 women in B.C. will be diagnosed with breast cancer. I am one of them.”
Morrissey “Moe” Dunn is the new program director for Evanov Radio Group’s Halifax stations Jewel 105 (CKHY-FM) and Hot Country 103.5 (CKHZ-FM). Dunn is the former host of the BIG DOG 100.9 (CKTO-FM) Truro morning show The BIG Show with Moe from 1997-2014. Dunn also has a background in acting, entertaining, and motivational speaking.
Jackie Pardy is Super Channel’s new director of programming, effective May 16. Based in Toronto, she’ll report to Don McDonald, president and CEO. She replaces Jenny Hacker, who recently left the position to pursue other opportunities. Pardy will lead the company’s domestic and foreign program acquisitions for three of the network’s four channels (Fuse, Heart & Home and Vault) and oversee development and production of Super Channel’s Canadian productions. She arrives at Super Channel from Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) where she was Director of Development, responsible for developing and managing strategic partnerships and sponsorships for the organization and its charitable arm, the Foundation for Women in Film & Television. Prior to this, she held the position of Director, Network Content, Specialty and Pay TV at Corus Entertainment.
John Kuyk, founder of Montreal-based factual series prodco CMJ Productions II Inc., is moving into a consulting role. Nicole Hamilton has been promoted to Head of Content and Business Development (Toronto), reporting to CMJ president Judith Beauchemin. Lesley Jacobi is elevated to Development Casting Director (Montreal), and Joey Case joins the team as Senior Creative Director, Development (Toronto). Before joining CMJ, Case was the Head of Development for Exploration Production Inc. and oversaw the hit documentary series Mighty Trains (Seasons 2 & 3) and Mighty Planes (Season 4), which air on the Discovery Channel in Canada and Smithsonian Channel in the U.S.
Suzanne Berger has joined Neshama Entertainment as VP, production. Berger will be based in Toronto and drive the production of content originating in Canada, as well as Canadian co-production partnerships. Berger was previously president of her own prodco Rosetta Media, and executive produced The Pinkertons and Spotless. She also previously produced at Halfire Entertainment, and served as VP of Production at Entertainment One Television and Blueprint Entertainment.
Marc-Olivier Brouillette has joined TSN 690 (CKGM-AM) Montreal as a game analyst for the Montreal Alouettes 2019 season. The former CFL safety and linebacker will work alongside Alouettes play-by-play commentator Rick Moffat. Brouillette won the Grey Cup with the Alouettes in 2010 after being selected 23rd overall in the CFL Draft that same year. He spent seven seasons in Montréal before joining the Saskatchewan Roughriders for two seasons.
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