Adrian Harewood is leaving CBC Ottawa as of July 1 to focus on his work with Carleton School of Journalism. Harewood has been a full-time faculty member at Carleton since last July, while continuing to work at the public broadcaster, developing the school’s graduate course on Journalism, Race & Diversity. Harewood has been with CBC Ottawa since 2006, 13 of those years as co-anchor of the supper hour newscast. Before coming to television, he was the host of All In A Day on CBC Radio One.
Sandy Smith has retired from CBC Nova Scotia after a 40-year journalism career. The longtime morning news anchor on CBC Radio One in Halifax, started his career working summers at The Chronicle Herald, before landing his first radio gig at CKBW Bridgewater, NS in 1983. He joined CJCH/C100 Halifax in 1985, before moving on to CBC in 1989 where he worked in Charlottetown and Regina, in addition to Halifax.
Pierre Bruneau will retire in June after 46 years as an anchor at TVA. Bruneau started his broadcasting career at CFDA Victoriaville in 1972 while studying psychology at Université du Québec. He later worked for CJTR Trois-Rivières and then CKAC and CITE Montreal as a host and reporter. He joined Télé-Metropole as a news anchor in 1976, which later bought majority control of TVA in 1990. Bruneau was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) Hall of Fame in 2003.
Rod Black is joining NorthStar Gaming as a host and brand ambassador for NorthStar Bets. Black, who left TSN after three decades last October, will provide sports commentary and do hosting duty across the platform’s social channels and in-app content. The NorthStar Bets’ content team also includes Senior NHL Insider and former Sportsnet reporter Chris Johnston.
Steve Young, the former Director of News and Information Programming at CTV London, has joined London Health Sciences Centre as a Communications Consultant. Young parted ways with Bell Media last November after 31 years with the network.
Ahmar Khan is taking over a 12-month maternity leave contract at Global News Toronto, starting April 11. Khan will be filling in for Kat Ward as a Digital Broadcast Journalist/Videojournalist. Khan has been working with Global for the past seven months as a national online journalist. He’s previously worked as a VJ at CBC in both Ottawa and Winnipeg, as well as CTV Winnipeg.
Docc & Nicole, the co-hosts of afternoon drive on Vancouver’s JR Country (CJJR-FM), will move into the morning time slot, starting May 2, as Clay St. Thomas and Karen Daniels end a 22-year run together in mornings. Announced on-air Tuesday morning, the new morning show will start a half hour later at 5:30 a.m. Graeme Gordon, who has been part of the morning show since 2017, will move into afternoon drive to be joined by an as-yet-to-be-named co-host. Andrews has been with JR Country for a decade, nine of those hosting afternoons. Savage has been with the station for eight years, the last five co-hosting afternoons.
Ty Jordan has left Virgin Radio (CFMG-FM) Edmonton to step into afternoons on X92.9 Calgary. Jordan has also worked with KiSS 91.7 (CHBN-FM), Power 97 (CJBK-FM) Winnipeg, Q105.7 (CIBQ-FM) Brooks and Z99 (CIZZ-FM) Red Deer. His Virgin Edmonton colleague Mariah McDonnell, currently heard in middays, will join Jordan on X afternoons. McDonnell has also been on-air at KiSS 91.7 and 100.3 The Bear (CFBR-FM).
Today’s lesson – ✨Don’t give up on your dreams✨
Enjoy my old X92.9 audition tape from 2014… We didn’t get the job.
— X92.9 (@X929) March 29, 2022
Supriya Dwivedi, the former co-host of mornings on AM 640 (CFMJ-AM) Toronto, up until parting ways with Corus in March 2021 after receiving threats against her and daughter, has a new job as Director of Policy & Engagement for the Centre for Media, Technology & Democracy at McGill University. Dwivedi, who is also a lawyer, will continue to serve as Senior Counsel for Enterprise Canada.
Lenni Stewart is the new Traffic Coordinator for 99.3 County FM (CJPE-FM) Prince Edward County. Stewart is already known to station listeners as an entertainer and co-host of Sunday afternoon big band show, 4 O’Clock Jump, in addition to a decade as coordinator and registrar with the Quinte Ballet School of Canada. Her first day on staff is April 7.
Karyn Pugliese has been appointed Executive Editor of Canada’s National Observer. Pugliese joins the publication from CBC, where she’s been the Managing Editor of Investigative since last July. She’s previously held roles including Executive Director of News and Current Affairs at APTN, and has worked at iChannel, Vision TV and as Communications Director for the Assembly of First Nations. She was also chosen for the 25th Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University.
Canada Media Fund (CMF) has restructured as Chief Operating Officer Sandra Collins gets set to leave in September after 15 years at CMF, and following the departure of former Chief Strategy Officer Kelly Wilhelm, who is now Chief of Staff for Federal Sports Minister Pascal St-Onge. Nathalie Clermont, moves into the role of Executive Vice-President, Content Strategy & Business Development, leading the development and implementation of new models for the audiovisual sector. Rod Butler is now Vice-President, Content & Regulatory after previously serving as Director of Programs and Policy. Three new directors will work with Clermont and Butler for English Content; French Content; and Interactive Digital Media Content. Mathieu Chantelois is upped to Executive Vice-President, Marketing & Public Affairs. Tamara Dawit becomes Vice-President, Growth & Inclusion, after successfully leading implementation of the organization’s Equity and Inclusion strategy. A newly-hired Director of Growth & Inclusion will support her. A search is on for an EVP, Finance & Analytics, with Richard Koo stepping into the role of Vice-President, Analytics & Strategic Insights.
Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos is the incoming Ottawa Film Commissioner, effective April 27, succeeding Bruce Harvey who is now Head of Production for Champlain Media West in Vancouver. Pechels de Saint Sardos brings over 20 years of experience in development, production, and distribution, most recently with CBC/Radio-Canada, her own IP incubator Rocket Launch Media, Bejuba! Entertainment, and TFO.