Multicultural TV veteran Bhupinder Hundal to helm Global BC

Global BC has named Bhupinder Hundal as its new News Director and Station Manager, overseeing editorial direction, staff and operations.

Global BC has named Bhupinder Hundal as its new News Director and Station Manager, overseeing editorial direction, staff and operations.

For the past two and a half years, Hundal has been a Senior Producer with CBC Vancouver. He’s best known in the market for his work with channel m and OMNI Television. With Rogers Sports & Media for a decade, he served as News Manager for OMNI BC and oversaw the expansion of OMNI News: Punjabi Edition into Alberta and Ontario. He was also a studio host, commentator, and producer for Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition, helping drive the broadcast to conventional TV. Hundal succeeds Jill Krop who stepped down earlier this fall after 23 years with the network.

“Offering a fresh perspective, extensive experience and great energy, we are thrilled to welcome Bhupinder as the new leader of Global BC,” said Alexandra Henderson, Vice President, Local News, Global News, in a release. “We are excited to see him lead the award-winning Global BC team into the future.” 

“As a kid from Port Alberni, I grew up watching BCTV and the News Hour with Tony Parsons,” added Hundal. “It is an honour to now be in a position to lead this incredible team and a station that has meant so much to this province.”

In addition to his work in television, Hundal is the founder of CrossConnect Media, a consultancy designed to enhance the profile of mainstream news organizations in ethnic communities. 

He assumes his new role effective Dec. 15. 


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