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Connie Kennedy, 92, on Jan. 4. Kennedy has the distinction of being the first woman salesperson at CFRN-TV in Edmonton where she was mentored...

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Larry Green, 80, on Jan. 2. Green grew up in Toronto’s multicultural Kensington Market area, studying and playing music as a jazz saxophonist in...

Broadcasters We Lost In 2020

Remembered for their contributions to the broadcast industry *Printed here in order of their publication in Broadcast Dialogue's Weekly Briefing and including notices from Dec....

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Charlotte Bell, on Dec. 12, after a battle with cancer. Bell started her broadcasting career with the CRTC in 1987, holding a variety of...

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Jack Kellum, 77, on Dec. 4. Kellum developed as a singer-songwriter early and after playing the Northern Ontario and Toronto bar circuit and graduating...

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Patricia Pleszczynska, 67, on Nov. 27 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Pleszczynska joined CBC in 1984 as a researcher, going on to...

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David Hemblen, 79, on Nov. 16. Born in England, Hemblen grew up in Toronto and was recruited for a season at the Royal Alexandra...

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Lito Taruc, 62, on Nov. 17, following a heart attack. Taruc was the longtime co-anchor of “Good Morning Philippines” on Evanov Radio Group’s CKJS...

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Alex Trebek, 80, on Nov. 8, of pancreatic cancer. Trebek’s broadcasting career started at the CBC where he worked nights while pursuing a philosophy...

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek succumbs to cancer at age 80

Alex Trebek succumbed to pancreatic cancer early Sunday morning. The Sudbury, ON-native was 80. The long-running Jeopardy! host went public with his Stage 4 diagnosis back...

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