Richard Deschamps, Newscaster and Web Editor
Slowly, but surely, I am starting to focus in on what may be in store for me after CJAD. It’s a big world out there, and there’s so much possibility. I must confess, I’m a little frightened about it right now. Any leads on possible new work or advice are welcome. (2/3)
— Richard Deschamps (@richdeschamps) February 3, 2021
Elizabeth Zogalis, Reporter
Tell me you got laid off without actually telling me you got laid off. pic.twitter.com/7fj62wsmUO
— Elizabeth Zogalis (@EZogalis) February 3, 2021
Shuyee Lee, Reporter
Sad to report I’m the latest casualty of layoffs after nearly 28 yrs at CJAD. Thanks to all the class acts I’ve worked with & all the listeners. Grateful & proud to have been part of the legacy of CJAD reporters. (Need a slightly used journalist/assignment editor? Please DM me!)
— Shuyee Lee (@SLeeMtl) February 1, 2021
Jon Pole, Host, The Night Side
Till then – listen to my story here and join the list – https://t.co/HrKCw7zZXs – I think you’ll like it.
— Jon Pole – RADIO ATHLETE 🥇 (@jonpole) February 5, 2021
Dr. Laurie Betito, Host, Passion
After 22 years of Passion on @CJAD800 it is time to say goodbye. The powers that be are restructuring their evening lineup. It’s been a great run. No regrets, just gratitude. Thanks to all my loyal listeners for their support ❤️❤️
— Dr. Laurie Betito (@DrLaurieBetito) February 1, 2021
Fired from my day-job at CJAD today. Part of the Bellmedia cuts.
Been working in radio for over 16 years. I’m good with the run ending here.
The @RingsideReport Network has never been stronger and is growing every day. Let’s go!!!
— Dave Simon (@davesimonmma) February 4, 2021
Kym Geddes, News Director
Lucas Meyer, Reporter/Anchor
Thank you all.
— Lucas Meyer (@meyer_lucas) February 2, 2021
Hayley Cooper, Reporter/Anchor
As many of you know I was part of yesterday’s layoffs at NEWSTALK 1010. Thank you all for the incredible ride. It’s been my biggest honour bringing you the stories that matter. Take care and be kind ❤️
— Hayley Cooper (@HayleyBCooper) February 3, 2021
Ashley Legassic, Reporter/Anchor
Tiffany Hendsbee, Reporter/Anchor
Russ Courtney, Reporter/Anchor
Claude Feig, Anchor
Today, after 4 years, I was one of the many radio and TV people let go in #Toronto A big thank you to everyone @NEWSTALK1010 for your hard work and dedication. On to the next chapter. #MovingForward pic.twitter.com/ILrgFbQzt4
— Claude Feig (@ClaudeFeig) February 2, 2021
Heather Seaman, Anchor
Quite the week. Great chapter in my career came to an end-part of 100s of Bell Media cuts. 2 ½ yrs as a news anchor @Newstalk1010, working w best in the biz, pushed me in ways no other newsroom has. I’m better for it. On to next chapter #broadcaster #Newstalk1010 #radio #cdnmedia pic.twitter.com/h9lZiCxo62
— Heather Seaman (@Heather_Seaman) February 6, 2021
Barb DiGiulio, Host, The Night Side
I want to thank everyone who has reached out to me over the past 24 hours – it’s been overwhelming. ❤️
I am no longer with @NEWSTALK1010 but I’m so grateful for 6 and a half years of working with, and connecting with, so many amazing people. Thanks for listening. 🎙️
— Barb DiGiulio (@BarbDGtoronto) February 3, 2021
Ted Woloshyn, Host
David McKee, Anchor, News & Views
580 CFRA Ottawa:
Dahlia Kurtz, Host of weekend morning show “The Goods with Dahlia Kurtz”
“THE GOODS” IS OVER:
I put everything I had into it. But you gave that back to me. AND MORE.
Over the pandemic, THOUSANDS of dollars were given away on the show.
Not from the station. FROM YOU. Pure kindness. For your neighbours.
Know, I have a lot more to give. pic.twitter.com/TfLgBkF59B
— dahlia kurtz (@DahliaKurtz) February 3, 2021
Steve Bell, Sports Director
CKTB St. Catherines:
Noelle Sinclair, Reporter
6 1/2 years ago I was given the gift of hearing through the wonders of medical science with a cochlear implant! 6 years ago this month I returned to radio because of that implant! However, the world being what it is my time at CKTB has come to an end. 1/2
— Noelle Sinclair (@noellecsinclair) February 4, 2021
Abby Green, Producer
This morning I was let go from the best job in the world.
I am sad, but have no hard feelings. I love my 610CKTB family with my whole heart. Always will.
If anyone knows of a job hiring that will take a tiny girl in a wheelchair that never shuts up, let me know!
— Abby Green (@AbbyLaneGreen) February 3, 2021
Virgin Radio Kitchener:
Cash Conners, Morning Show Host
Searching for the right words but it’s tough.
I was one of the many, many talented people who were restructured by Bell Media today (and yesterday, and the day before). I know I’m talented and I’ll find another amazing gig.
— Cash (@CashOnAir) February 3, 2021
Virgin Radio Toronto:
Robyn Gerson, Midday host
Adam Kecskemeti, Senior Imaging Producer
Virgin Radio Victoria:
Ceara K, Midday host
Pure Country 93 London:
Forman (Andrew Gordon), Morning Show co-host
Lynzee Barnett, Host
Thank you for letting me be apart of your lives for the last 8.5 years. Whether we shared a text, call, laugh or beer, YOU made it all worth it. It’s been a hell of a ride. On to the next chapter ❤️ #ldnont #LongLiveLocalRadio
— Lynzee (@LynzeeBarnett) February 3, 2021
Ivy Mak, Associate Assignment Editor
As some of you already know, I was part of the layoffs at BellMedia today. I’ve been working in this building since 2004 and have made incredible relationships here. Thank you to my friends who have reached out. It’s been a privilege working alongside you.
— Ivy Mak (@IvyMak_) February 3, 2021
Steve McCann, Managing Show Writer, CTV Your Morning
Tom Brown, Weather Anchor
Anwar Knight, Weather Anchor/Reporter
Well this week is certainly ending differently than I anticipated. On Wednesday afternoon, over the phone, in a span of 2 minutes I was told “your services are longer needed. Thank you for your contribution.”
Yes, I got the call and was one of the many people that were …(1/10) pic.twitter.com/vhpa9gMeBk
— Anwar Knight (@AnwarKnight) February 5, 2021
Glynn Perkins, Assignment
David Mills-Hughes, Director/Producer
Phil Fraboni, Multimedia Journalist & ENG
Ricardo Alfonso, Multimedia Journalist, Camera Operator
Ron Dhaliwhal, Multimedia Journalist
Marc Cormier, Cameraman/Editor
Chris Broadley, Mobile Production Specialist
Gilles Saindon, Camera
Wade Quesnelle, DNS Toronto Coordinator
Marlene Owen, Broadcast Operations Coordinator
Jasmin Ibrahim, Host, CTV Your Morning
Nic Amaya, Videographer
— Nic Amaya (@Nic_Amaya) February 4, 2021
Dylan Baker, Video Editor
Jasmine Khalil, Receptionist
Shelley Donovan, Manager, Scheduling/Training Coordinator
Alicia Doyle, Producer
Alanna Kelly, Anchor, CTV Vancouver Island
You never think it’ll happen to you, but this morning it did.
I’m gutted to be a part of this corporate restructuring after pouring myself into my work 24/7.
My time with Bell was short, but I’m proud of my stories and the people they represented.
— Alanna Kelly (@CTVNewsAlanna) February 3, 2021
Adam Cook, Reporter/VJ covering sports
Joanne Clancy, Assistant News Director & Senior Producer, CTV Atlantic
Yazeed Sobaih, Digital Strategist, CTV Atlantic & Bell Media Radio
Dan O’Toole, Co-host, Sportscentre with Jay and Dan
Had I known last night was my final show, I would have tried a little harder. Ahhhh, who am I kidding. I probably wouldn’t have. It was a wild ride. If you got our show, then you laughed along with us. Thank you! Peace and love and let’s raise a glass together once Covid is over.
— Dan O’Toole (@notontvotoole) February 4, 2021
Natasha Staniszewski, Anchor, Sportscentre
I want to thank everyone sending kind words regarding my departure from TSN. It hasn’t been easy to digest but your support has helped lessen the sting and I appreciate it more than you know.
I feel nothing but love and gratitude for the 10yrs I had with the network. 1/2
— Natasha Staniszewski (@tvnatasha) February 5, 2021
Brent Wallace, Ottawa Bureau Reporter, Sportscentre
Pivot. We’ve heard that a lot from people and businesses lately. Now it’s time for me to pivot. After 23 years with TSN my time has come to an end. Thank you all for watching and listening. I will miss you. Be kind to one another.
— Brent Wallace (@Freeagentwally) February 3, 2021
Brendan Halloran, Head Writer, Sportscentre with Jay & Dan
I got laid off today. https://t.co/0vISpqBJKp
— Brendan Halloran (@BrendoHalloran) February 5, 2021
Kristian Jack, Soccer Analyst
Some personal news…. pic.twitter.com/OEcPweiU7m
— Kristian Jack (@KristianJack) February 5, 2021
Catherine Murray, Host
Television (Programming & Specialty):
Robin Johnston, Director, Original Programming, Factual and Reality
Tom Hastings, Director, Original Programming
Kelly McKeown, Exploration Production Inc. (Discovery Canada’s in-house prodco), Director of Production
Tony Leadman, Head, International Program Distribution
Rick Henriques, Communications Coordinator, Specialty Entertainment Channels
Lisa Babarid, National Account Manager, Vancouver
Kim Katayama, National Sales Coordinator – Radio, Vancouver
Lisa Hogan, Broadcast & Digital Account Executive, 91.9 BOB FM, PURE Country 105, MOVE 99.7, Lindsay & Peterborough
It seems the story is out with local media, so I’ll confirm:
On Monday, I was one of many employees let go in Bell Media’s Corporate Restructuring.
In 11 years at BOB/Country, I’ve built many amazing relationships with clients & community organizations that I value beyond words.
— Lisa Hogan (@LisaHogan2222) February 3, 2021
Greg Plant, Account Executive, National TV Sales, Toronto
Murray Hill, Account Executive, Winnipeg
Lisa Santangelo, Inside Sales Rep, Toronto
We’re updating this list as more names come in. If you’ve been impacted and would like to let employers know you’re available for work by appearing in our Revolving Door column, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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