Originally published in the Sept. 21, 2023 edition of The Weekly Briefing
Angela Reed has been upped to General Sales Manager for Durham Radio’s KX 94.7 (CHKX-FM) Hamilton, 92.9 The Grand (CHTG-FM) Haldimand, CKLK-FM Grimsby/Beamsville and WAVE.FM (Ontario stream). Reed has been working with the Durham Hamilton sales team for the past year as Sales Supervisor and with the company since 2018. She’ll continue overseeing retail sales as well as national business booked by Target Broadcast Sales for the cluster. Reed previously spent more than two decades in Toronto at CHUM-FM, and prior to that worked as Retail Sales Manager for CHAM Hamilton and CHOO Ajax.
Mike Lavallee has taken up a new role as Assistant Program Director for Corus Radio Ottawa, including JUMP! 106.9 (CKQB-FM) and boom 99.7 (CJOT-FM) [where he’ll also continue as Music Director], in addition to Corus Cornwall stations, 104.5 Fresh Radio (CFLG-FM) and boom 101.9 (CJSS-FM). Lavallee has been with Corus for the last 14 years.
And I’ll miss TV. Here’s one last signoff. pic.twitter.com/Z6ZISmsae5
— Andrew Brown (@browncbc) September 18, 2023
Andrew Brown is leaving CBC Calgary to move over to CBC London as host of London Morning. A former newspaper reporter, Andrew has been with CBC since early 2010 and with CBC Calgary since 2012 as an anchor and reporter.
Courtney Theriault is leaving his reporting position at CityNews Edmonton to join 630 CHED as the host of a new midday show, beginning Oct. 2. Airing noon – 2 p.m., the show promises to “zero in on all things Edmonton, bringing a keen eye and different point of view to listeners,” according to a Corus announcement.
Amil Delic has announced his departure from Sportsnet as Senior Production, Original Audio, after a decade with the network. Delic’s credits include original podcasts like 32 Thoughts, At The Letters, Inside Curling, and A Swing and a Belt, among other productions. He’s joining The Nation Network as Head of Original Production, Audio & Video.
Dustin Cook has joined CP24 Toronto as an assignment editor. Cook arrives from The Globe and Mail where he’s been covering politics for the past two years. Prior to that, he covered Edmonton City Hall for Postmedia.
Jeremie Charron is moving from CTV Ottawa to join the CTV National News’ Ottawa Bureau. Charron has been with Bell Media since 2016 when he started as an intern at CTV Ottawa. He’s since held roles as a videojournalist at CTV Winnipeg and producer at CTV Morning Live Ottawa, among other roles.
Colton Praill has delivered his final newscast on CTV Ottawa as he moves to CTV National News as a reporter. Praill has been with Bell Media Ottawa for the past three years, initially as a news writer and producer at 580 CFRA.
Brendan Ellis has signed on with CTV Calgary as a Digital Producer. Ellis formerly worked with CTV Regina as a Digital Content Producer, prior to taking a detour into marketing for the last eight months.
I am thrilled to announce my new role as COO of The Zia Group. We are home to a strong team of Doctors, Pharmacists and Medical Cosmetic staff with a focus on Women’s Health. Your well being is at the core of everything we do. pic.twitter.com/kBhlclapg5
— Ziyah Karmali (@ZiyahKarmali) September 18, 2023
Ziyah Karmali, who was with CTV Morning Live Edmonton, up until layoffs at Bell Media in June, has joined The Zia Group, a women’s health-focused team of doctors, pharmacists and medical cosmetic professionals. With clinics in Edmonton and Stony Plain, AB, Karmali will act as Chief Operations Officer (COO).
On this Terry Fox Day, it’s with a heavy heart that I’m sharing some personal news regarding my health. In early July, I found out I have an aggressive form of breast cancer: Triple positive, invasive ductal carcinoma. On August 14th, I started six months of chemotherapy to kick…
— Julie Nolin (@JulieNolinTV) September 18, 2023
Julie Nolin has revealed she’s been diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. She is continuing to work with Global BC, which she joined last fall from CTV Vancouver, as her health permits. Nolin most recently has been filling in on the weekend anchor desk.
Rachel Gilmore has joined the Centre for Media, Technology & Democracy at McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy in a research capacity. The centre, meanwhile, has issued a statement denouncing the former Global News reporter’s ongoing targeting by online trolls. “The misogynistic targeting of Rachel’s gender in the sustained online abuse she receives cannot go unnoticed. Nor can we ignore the escalation of Rachel’s online abuse spilling out into the real world, which has recently included stalking. We know from mounting evidence that women journalists face chilling abuse, both online and off, which is only intensified if they are Black, Indigenous, people of colour and/or members of the LGBTQ2+ community,” the centre wrote in a statement.
Katherine Singh has announced her departure from Refinery29 where she’s been a culture and entertainment writer since 2021. The former CBC Metro Morning pop culture columnist and assistant editor at Flare Magazine, plans to freelance.
Valéry Zamuner has been appointed Senior Vice-President and Chief Corporate Affairs and Legal Officer at Cogeco, effective Sept. 18. She will be based at the company’s head office in Montréal. Zamuner’s most recent roles include SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Alimentation Couche-Tard, and SVP of Mergers, Acquisitions & Strategic Initiatives for Stingray.
Jon Penn has been named Managing Director, Asia Pacific at Blue Ant Media as the company establishes a new Asia Pacific office based in Sydney, Australia. Reporting to Penn, Jason Soh has been appointed VP of Distribution, Asia, working out of Singapore. The Asia Pacific expansion aligns with the company’s recent announcement to merge production and distribution operations with marblemedia into one unified studio and rights business. Rounding out the team’s expansion, Nick Solowski, Senior Director, International Sales & Acquisitions, will continue his multi-region content sales responsibilities but will now report to Penn as it relates to business in China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, Morgan Jacobson is joining Penn’s team as Senior Specialist, Programming and Affiliate Marketing for APAC, relocating to Sydney from Love Nature’s Washington, DC office.