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Terry Milewski, senior Ottawa correspondent for the CBC, has announced he is retiring. The word came on his Twitter feed on Sept. 19. Milewski said after 38 years it was time to go. He hinted that he wasn’t going to go “cold turkey” and to expect occasional appearances on-air and on-line. According to the CBC, Milewski has worked in 30 countries over 30 years, established a bureau for “The National” in Jerusalem and was its first Middle East correspondent.
Small news: I gotta go. After 38 years at CBC, I’m retiring. Still gonna show up often on air and online, so not going cold turkey but…
— Terry Milewski (@CBCTerry) September 19, 2016
Kirstine Stewart has joined London, Ontario-based lifestyle and entertainment media company Diply as its chief strategy officer where she will expand content offerings and video distribution. Stewart was most recently with Twitter as managing director of Canada from 2013 to July of this year. Prior to that she spent seven years with CBC English operations. Diply started in 2013 and is now the 11th ranked lifestyle content property in the U.S..
Diane Girard has been appointed as the CBC/Radio-Canada’s values and ethics commissioner. She has worked with large public and private companies and been teaching courses in organizational ethics at McGill University since 2000. Girard holds a Ph.D. in Management, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree in Law (L.L.M.) and a Post Graduate Degree in Applied Ethics. Similar to CBC’s ombudsman, the values and ethics commissioner works independently and reports directly to Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO.
John van Driel, V.P. Programming & Operations and host of A Little Night Music at MZ Media Inc.’s New Classical 96.3 FM (CFMZ-FM) Toronto is moving on after 33 years. At the station since 1983, van Driel is trading in his winter toque for sunglasses as he takes the Chief Content Officer position for the KUSC Radio Group in Los Angeles, California. The group consists of KUSC-FM in L.A. and KDFC-FM in San Francisco with repeaters in Napa Valley, Silicon Valley, Monterey/Carmel and Santa Barbara. They are listener supported classical music stations, owned and operated by the University of Southern California. van Driel’s last day is Sept 30. He begins his new position Nov. 7.
Camille Ross, former anchor and host of Global Morning News in Montreal who left the position in July to move back to southern Ontario, has launched a media coaching business. Ross also worked as a reporter for CTV in Montreal and Saskatchewan. Her new company is called Media Coach Cam.
Rena Heer has joined CTV Vancouver as a freelance reporter and anchor. Heer previously served as a reporter and anchor at CP24 since 2009. Other career stops include CTV News in 2007 with Canada AM and CTV Vancouver’s News at Six. In 2005, she got her first on-air position with the Global Morning Show at Global BC.
Meredith Dellandrea has been appointed Managing Director of CBC News and Centres for the Quebec region. The North Bay, Ontario native has a journalism degree from Concordia and a Master’s degree from Dalhousie. She joined CBC Montreal in 1999 and most recently served as the Senior Program Manager in Quebec.