Originally published in the May 18, 2023 edition of The Weekly Briefing
Shelagh Rogers is retiring after the current season of CBC Radio literary program, The Next Chapter after 15 years and 43 with the public broadcaster. Her final episode will air June 24. Rogers got into radio at Queen’s University campus station CFRC, going on to host a country music program while still a student at CKWS (now Global TV) Kingston. She joined CBC Radio Ottawa in 1980, where she hosted current affairs and music programs, becoming the host of national classical concert show Mostly Music in 1982. Upon moving to CBC Toronto in 1984, Rogers started hosting on national programs like Morningside, The Max Ferguson Show and Basic Black, and was the founding host of The Arts Tonight. In 1995, Peter Gzowski named Rogers the permanent guest host of Morningside. CBC says The Next Chapter will continue, with the summer edition of the show to be hosted by CBC Books producer and contributor Ryan B. Patrick, as the search for a permanent host gets underway. Read more here.
Darrel Janz is retiring from CTV Calgary after 50 years with the station. Janz’s broadcasting career began at CFAM Altona, MB in 1962. He went on to report and anchor for CFQC Radio & TV in Saskatoon and then CTV Montreal from 1968 to 1972. After a year at CFPL-TV London, Janz accepted a position at CFCN-TV in 1973 as senior anchor. Until 1987, Janz anchored the station’s 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. newscasts, going on to co-anchor the supper hour newscast with Michelle Hogan and then Barb Higgins for 21 years. He returned to feature reporting with weekly segment “Inspired” in 2013. Janz has also served as an instructor in the Broadcast Journalism programs at SAIT and Mount Royal College.
Stef Davis is leaving CTV Regina to join CTV Kitchener. Davis has been a video journalist and anchor in the Regina newsroom since 2018. Prior to Regina, she worked as a VJ with CTV Yorkton and as a sports reporter at Yorkton This Week.
Gord Edick has retired from Global News Toronto after 23 years as Senior Supervising ENG Camera. A news photographer for more than 40 years, Edick has worked on numerous programs over the years, receiving the Roy Tash Award for Spot News Cinematography in 2011 from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC) for Global’s G20 protest coverage.
Mason DePatie has joined Global Edmonton. DePatie arrives from CTV Winnipeg where he had been a video journalist since late 2019. Prior to that, he was at CTV Lethbridge, where he was hired right out of SAIT.
Clint Hollinger has joined Corus Entertainment in Alberta as Manager, News Technology, working with Global News. Hollinger was most recently Senior Manager, Media Engineering, for the Prairie Region at Rogers Sports & Media. He’d been in management with the company for more than a decade.
Michelle Gamage is The Tyee’s new health reporter. A 2016 Concordia University grad, Gamage has been a freelance reporter for VICE News, Adbusters, and Vancouver’s Megaphone, among other publications.
Brishti Basu has joined New Canadian Media part-time as the multicultural news outlet’s Deputy Editor. Basu was formerly a staff reporter at Overstory Media Group’s Capital Daily in Victoria until she was caught up in a group layoff in January.
Mark Johnston is now doing double duty on 96.3 CRUZ FM (CFWD-FM) Edmonton weekday evenings, in addition to co-hosting mornings on Play 92 (CHMX-FM) Regina. Johnston has been with Harvard Media for the last five years.
Darrell Gibson has retired from Harvard Media. Gibson, a Media Marketing Consultant, based in Regina, leaves Harvard after more than 27 years with the company.
Dean Shaikh is now Rogers’ Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. He moves into the position after serving as VP, Regulatory Affairs at Shaw for the last 17 years. Prior to that, he served as Counsel, Regulatory Law for the Canadian Cable Telecommunications Association and practiced competition law for The Competition Bureau.
Curtis White has been named the new president of Vancouver’s Network Media Group. White was part of the group that founded Thunderbird Entertainment, spending a decade with the studio helming its business development, corporate finance and investor relations initiatives. Since 2019, he’s been a Managing Partner of B.C.-based Caliber Ventures, advising emerging tech and media companies and consulting for Network for the past 18 months. White succeeds Paul Gertz in the president’s role. Gertz had also served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), a position he’ll continue in. Read more here.
Steven Kotlowitz has retired as a member of the Board of Directors for Network Media Group. Kotlowitz has served as a board member since 2012 and served as executive producer on 12 of the films in Network’s I AM documentary franchise. He’ll remain an advisor to the company.
A wee update. On May 7, I felt lightheaded after a workout. Within hours, I was in emergency bypass surgery. Eternal gratitude for @wpgparamedics, the doctors, @manitobanurses, @mahcp_mb, @sbhwpg. The healthcare system is stretched but they’re working hard for patients. Heroes pic.twitter.com/sMIX152Fl3
— Karen Pauls (@karenpaulscbc) May 15, 2023
Karen Pauls is recovering after undergoing emergency bypass surgery. Pauls, a CBC National news reporter, based in Winnipeg, shared on social media that she suffered a spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), often experienced by women with few risk factors.