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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