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Daniel Eves

Daniel Eves, SVP, Networks at Corus Entertainment, will be stepping down next month. Eves has been with Corus since 2016, starting as SVP, Specialty Networks, overseeing the network’s cable portfolio. He’d been in his current role since 2019, helping launch Corus’ STACKTV video streaming package. Eves had previously served as VP, Content, Specialty Brands & Digital, for Shaw Communications and prior to that, VP, Strategic Programming, Specialty, at Canwest. He’ll be succeeded by Corus’ current VP, Programming and Multi-platform, Jennifer Abrams, who has been with Corus/Shaw since 2013. Starting in the new year, Abrams will assume responsibility for all programming and content windowing strategies across the company’s 33 specialty networks, Global and the Global TV app, STACKTV, Teletoon+, and Corus channels on Pluto TV, set to launch Dec. 1 in Canada. Read more here.

John Northcott and Marcia Young have been announced as the new hosting team on flagship CBC Radio morning newscast, CBC News: World Report.

Marcia Young and John Northcott have been announced as the new hosting team on flagship CBC Radio morning newscast, CBC News: World Report. Young shifts from weekends to now host the program Monday through Thursday, while Northcott steps away from anchoring on CBC News Network to take up hosting World Report, Friday through Sunday. Former weekday host, Nil Köksal, stepped away from the newscast earlier this year to take up co-hosting duties on CBC Radio’s As It Happens with the departure of Carol Off. Read more here.

Loren McGinnis

Loren McGinnis is the new host of the Calgary Eyeopener, CBC Calgary’s morning radio show. McGinnis arrives from Yellowknife, where he’s been the morning host of The Trailbreaker on CBC North Radio One in the Northwest Territories, Western Nunavut and Northern Alberta since 2013. McGinnis will begin his hosting duties on Calgary Eyeopener on Dec. 12, replacing David Gray, who retired in June. 

Margaret Gallagher

Margaret Gallagher steps into the hosting chair of CBC Victoria weekend morning show North by Northwest, starting Jan. 7. Gallagher currently hosts the long-running jazz program Hot Air, which she’ll step away from, and regularly reports for CBC Vancouver’s The Early Edition and On The Coast. She steps into the North by Northwest chair with the approaching retirement of longtime host Sheryl MacKay on Dec 31. 

Jason D’Souza

Jason D’Souza helms CBC Victoria afternoon show All Points West, beginning Jan. 16. Before relocating to Ontario in 2020 to host Toronto weekend CBC Radio One morning show, Fresh Air, D’Souza spent time as the voice of All Points West while its host was on maternity leave. He also produced the multi-platform series Matheson, where he spent a month embedded at LA Matheson Secondary School in inner-city Surrey, BC to explore high school life.

Whitney Stinson

Whitney Stinson, currently the Provincial Managing Editor for Global Saskatchewan, has been named National Managing Editor (Weekends) for the Global News’ Network news desk. With Global Regina since 2012, Stinson has been involved in managing national stories from the Humboldt Broncos bus crash to the recent mass stabbings at James Smith Cree Nation. She will start her new role in January.

Jaye Makinson

Jaye Makinson is taking on a new role with Global Peterborough as News Manager for the station. The first woman to hold the role in the station’s 67-year history, Makinson has been with the station (formerly CHEX) since 2005. Over the years, she has held roles including anchor, producer and videographer. Friday was her last turn on the anchor desk as she takes up her new position on Monday, Nov. 28. 

Tara Slone

Tara Slone has announced she’s joining the San Jose Sharks as a host and content contributor. Slone will host a podcast for the team, do feature interviews, and join NBC Sports Bay Area for the occasional broadcast. Up until its cancellation this past June, Slone was the co-host of Rogers Hometown Hockey for eight years.

Jocelyn Laidlaw

Jocelyn Laidlaw is taking time away from CTV Calgary as she waits to begin cancer treatment. Originally from Vancouver, Laidlaw has been with CTV Calgary since 2003, anchoring and producing the noon and 5 p.m. newscasts.


Drex (aka Justin Wilcomes Chan) will be away from the JACK 96.9 (CJAX-FM) Vancouver morning show for the next four to six weeks after suffering a heart attack over the weekend and undergoing emergency surgery for a 100% blockage. Drex, 43, has been hosting the show since 2020, alongside Bob Addison and Lena Schulman.

Kareem Gouda

Kareem Gouda is leaving his anchor/producing role at CityNews 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver to join 980 CKNW and Global BC. Gouda had been with Rogers Sports & Media since 2019.

Theo Argitis

Theo Argitis has announced his departure from Bloomberg News after 24 years. Argitis had served as Bloomberg’s Ottawa Bureau Chief for the last 18 years.

Geoff Thrasher

Geoff Thrasher will be retiring from his position as General Sales Manager of CHCH-TV Hamilton on Dec. 31, after 20 years. Thrasher’s media career started in his home town of London, ON where, after graduating from the Fanshawe College Radio Broadcast Program, he began working in radio sales at CKSL. From there, he moved to Toronto, making stops at CKO, CKEY, and then CBC, GlobalTV, and CBC Newsworld. He had helmed CHCH sales operations since 2002. Over the years, Thrasher has served as President of the Canadian Association of Specialty TV, the President of the Broadcast Executives Society, and the Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Broadcast Representatives

Bruce Richardson

Bruce Richardson, an engineering and production veteran of CJBK London, CHOK Sarnia, CKQT Oshawa, and Q107 (CILQ-FM) Toronto, in addition to three decades in television and film, has acquired Woodleigh Replicas (renamed Woodleigh Castles) on Prince Edward Island. The former tourist attraction – a four-acre property that includes a 13,000 sq. ft. replica of the Tower of London and a smaller replica of Dunvegan Castle – had been abandoned since 2008. The site is currently being upgraded for television and film locations.

Andrew Cardozo

Andrew Cardozo, former CRTC commissioner and past Toronto Star and Broadcast Dialogue columnist, has been appointed to the Senate of Canada, one of three independents to fill vacancies in the upper house from Ontario. A CRTC commissioner from 1997 to 2003 and an adjunct professor of journalism and communications at Carleton University, Cardozo has also served as president of the Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy since 2013.

Carmela Haines

Carmela Haines has been appointed the new CEO of Saskatchewan’s Access Communications Co-operative, effective Jan. 1. Haines takes over from Jim Deane, who announced his retirement this past June after holding the role since 2000. She has been with Access since 2003 when she joined as Vice-President, Finance and Administration. She was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2019. 

Sarah Hussain

Sarah Hussain has been appointed Director, Sales & Acquisitions at Blue Ant International, overseeing the Middle East, Africa, Benelux and ancillary sales including pre-sales, content licensing and partnerships. Based in London, Hussain has over 10 years of sales experience and joins Blue Ant International from Vice Media Group where she worked as Senior Sales Manager for EMEA and Canada, planning and executing brand partnerships, pre-sales deals and acquisitions. Prior to that, she was a Sales Manager at A+E Networks.

Steve Gamester

Steve Gamester has been promoted to Creative Director, Feature Docs, Co-Pros and Limited Series at Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Media company. The promotion follows his success developing and producing award-winning docs including 9/11 Kids and Cheating Hitler: Surviving the Holocaust. A founding partner of Saloon Media, Gamester previously oversaw more than 300 hours of programming for History, National Geographic, Showcase and Global TV

Bryan Press

Bryan Press has signed on for another term of fundraising with nabs (National Advertising Benevolent Society), which will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in 2023. Press, who is also marking 40 years in media sales, has been working with the media charity since 1998.

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