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Marina Glogovac

Marina Glogovac has been appointed CEO and President of the Toronto Star, effective June 1. She succeeds Lorenzo DeMarchi, who has been serving as interim CEO and will be returning to his role as Chief Investment Officer for Torstar Corporation. Glogovac joins the Toronto Star after serving as President and CEO of donation technology supplier, CanadaHelps. Prior to that, she had a 25-year career in media and e-commerce, including Group Publisher for St. Joseph’s Media, CEO and Chief Revenue Officer at Lavalife, Chief Marketing Officer at Kobo Inc., and as Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Now Magazine. Torstar Corporation has also promoted Neil Oliver from Chief Operating Officer to the position of CEO and President of Metroland Media. He’ll be responsible for Torstar’s community publications, its regional daily newspapers and press operations, and supporting the print operations of the Toronto Star.

 

Ian Young

Ian Young is the new B.C. Bureau Chief for The Canadian Press (CP). Young has been with the South China Morning Post for 25 years, the last decade as Vancouver correspondent. Young has also worked for newspapers in Australia, in addition to the London Evening Standard.

Ron Blommers

Ron Blommers has been named the new Retail Sales Manager at Stingray Halifax. Blommers, who has been General Sales Manager at Blackburn Media in Chatham, ON for the past 12 years, started his radio career with Q104 (CFRQ-FM) Halifax. Prior to returning to Canada, he spent 13 years with Clear Channel as a Senior Account Executive in Honolulu. He’s also done stints with iHeartRadio and Imagine Words & Music

Dan O’Toole

Dan O’Toole has signed an exclusive brand and content deal with Rush Street Interactive, a Chicago-based gaming and betting company, which operates BetRivers.ca. O’Toole made his debut as a BetRivers Brand Ambassador in a series of television ads that aired during the 2022 Winter Olympics. The former TSN SportsCentre host will continue to host his weekly sports and life podcast, Boomsies! which drops a new episode each Wednesday on most podcast apps, in addition to a video version on YouTube with the BetRivers Network.

Doug Jones

Doug Jones is retiring from the 99.3 REWIND Radio (CKDV-FM) Prince George morning show after 45 years in broadcasting, 38 of those with Pattison Media. Logan Middleton and Jen Grier will be taking over mornings, starting April 22. Middleton has been a weekend personality with Pattison’s 101.3 The River (CKKN-FM) since Jan. 2021, while Grier is REWIND Radio’s current midday host.

Dave Turnbull

Dave Turnbull has announced he’s joining 94.3 NOW! Radio (CHNW-FM) Winnipeg. He’ll host evenings Monday to Wednesday, in addition to the Saturday and Sunday daypart. Turnbull was most recently a co-host on CITI Mornings on 92 CITI FM, up until last August.

Matt Berry

Matt Berry has a new role as Music Director and Assistant Program Director for Harvard Media’s “X Brand” stations, X92.9 (CFEX-FM) Calgary and X100.7 (CKEX-FM) Red Deer. Berry has been with Harvard in various roles since 2009.

Mark Pare

Mark Pare has been released by CityNews 570 (CKGL-AM) Kitchener. He’d been a reporter with the station since 2018, arriving from KiSS 99.3 (CKGB-FM) Timmins. Pare started his broadcast career with Rogers Sports & Media in North Bay in 2012 after graduating from the Journalism program at Canadore College.

Chris dela Torre

Chris dela Torre, the afternoon drive host for CBC in Southwestern Ontario, is returning to Calgary to host afternoon current affairs show, The Homestretch. dela Torre took over the CBC Windsor regional show in 2017 after hosting numerous CBC Calgary regional programs and several national shows, including q, DNTO and The Story From Here. His first day back at CBC Calgary is May 9.

Jason Markusoff

Jason Markusoff is joining CBC Calgary as a writer, analyst and producer. Markusoff has been serving as Maclean’s Alberta correspondent for the last seven years. Prior to that, he wrote for the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal.

Lynda Steele

Lynda Steele, who left her afternoon talk show at 980 CKNW Vancouver last May, has resurfaced as a columnist for B.C. online publication, The Orca. After just 10 months of retirement, the former Global Edmonton anchor writes that she developed anxiety resulting from “the stress of having no creative outlet after 35 years in broadcasting.”

 

Danielle Smith will be joining the Western Standard as the new host of the Danielle Smith Show. The show will stream live every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. MT across Western Standard’s digital channels on Facebook, YouTube, and Rumble, in addition to podcast platforms. The former 770 CHQR Calgary talk show host and leader of Alberta’s Wildrose Party, left Corus Entertainment last year, saying that in “this hyper-sensitive social media environment” it had become increasingly difficult to express honest opinions.

Michael A. Charbon

Michael A. Charbon has signed on with Newsmax as the conservative American news channel’s Canadian correspondent. The Mississauga-based political pundit has been hosting The Charbon Report for the last three years, which has obtained representation by Fourth Line Media in the U.S., and in Europe and Asia by Jordexx and Lola Clips.

Rob Waters

Dejero has promoted Rob Waters to Global Director of Sales and Michael Stanton as Director of Sales for the Americas. In his new role, Waters will spearhead the Waterloo company’s higher-level sales strategy to scale and grow the business across vertical markets including broadcast and media, public safety, government agencies and emerging markets. Waters joined Dejero as Director of Sales for EMEA in 2018. He previously held senior sales positions at Blackmagic Designs and IDX Technology Europe. Michael Stanton has been promoted to Director of Sales for the Americas and is responsible for business development, sales team management and growth strategy for Dejero across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. A former journalist and Emmy Award-winning TV news manager, Stanton joined Dejero in 2016 to accelerate the adoption of its live video solutions.

 

Keith Pelletier

Keith Pelletier has been promoted to President of Dielectric, a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group. Pelletier has been employed by Dielectric for 25 years and has operated as Vice-President, General Manager of the RF antenna and system manufacturer since Sinclair acquired the assets in 2013. He steps in as President Andy Whiteside retires this summer.