Originally published in the April 20, 2023 edition of The Weekly Briefing
Dr. Nana Banerjee has been named the new President and CEO of Pelmorex Corp., which owns and operates weather brands The Weather Network, MétéoMédia, Eltiempo.es, Clima, and Otempo.pt. Banerjee, who takes up his position later this month, also joins the Pelmorex Board of Directors. He was most recently Senior Advisor at Cerberus Capital Management where he served on the board of several of its portfolio companies. He’s also served as President and CEO of global education company McGraw-Hill and as Group President of the data-analytics company Verisk.
Marilyn Denis has announced that this will be the final season of her daytime talk and lifestyle program, The Marilyn Denis Show, on CTV. Denis, 64, stressed in her on-air announcement that the decision to leave the television show after 13 seasons is hers as she looks forward to spending more time with family. Denis will continue on the CHUM 104.5 Toronto morning show, alongside Jamar McNeil, where she’s been a fixture for 37 years, in addition to her podcast, Marilyn Denis Does A Podcast. Starting May 8, The Marilyn Denis Show will celebrate the show’s run with highlights from its more than 2,000 episodes, special guests, and more, culminating in a farewell episode on June 9. Read more here.
Gillian Findlay has left the CBC after more than 30 years. Findlay, who most recently had hosted and reported for the fifth estate, started her career as a reporter with CBC Vancouver. That was followed by stints at The Journal and The National and a one-year engagement with the fifth estate, during which she helped make the case for David Milgard’s innocence and eventual pardon. In 1991, she was named CBC London correspondent, covering Europe and Africa, including wars in the former Yugoslavia and Persian Gulf, famine in Somalia and historic elections in South Africa in 1994. That same year, she was recruited by ABC News as Moscow correspondent and in 1997 she was appointed ABC’s Middle East correspondent. She returned to Canada and CBC in 2002. Findlay wrote in a post to social media that “a discussion over remote work became a dispute about equal treatment,” prompting her departure from the public broadcaster.
Moira Wyton has joined CBC Vancouver as a reporter and associate producer. Wyton arrives from The Tyee where she’s been the publication’s health reporter for the past three years.
Mathieu Gohier joins Radio-Canada in Quebec City as a Parliamentary Correspondent covering Quebec’s National Assembly. Gohier, who has been with the public broadcaster since 2012, was previously the French-language network’s national reporter, based in Edmonton.
Joe Perkins has taken on the role of News Director at CHEK TV Victoria. The anchor of CHEK News at 6 p.m., Perkins says he’ll eventually be stepping away from the anchor desk. Before joining CHEK News in 2019, he was a reporter and anchor at CTV Vancouver Island and a host on CFAX 1070.
Sylvia Masich is returning to her hometown of Prince George and the Pattison Media stations that she started her broadcasting career with in the role of Account Manager. Masich began working with Pattison in 2019 in the role of “FunChaser” community events person. When the pandemic hit, she picked up additional roles as receptionist and traffic assistant. She continued to work for the company while studying at BCIT with The Peak (CKPK-FM) and JR Country (CJJR-FM) Vancouver in promotions.