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Revolving Door

Originally published in the Nov. 30, 2023 edition of The Weekly Briefing

Shane Hewitt has revealed that Corus Entertainment has cancelled his late night network talk show The Shift with Shane Hewitt that aired across 980 CKNW Vancouver, QR Calgary, 630 CHED Edmonton, 680 CJOB Winnipeg, 640 Toronto, 900 CHML Hamilton, and 980 CFPL London, in addition to Stingray’s Radio NL in Kamloops. Hewitt said in a YouTube post that to his understanding he will not be replaced, but rather “re-run” content will air in The Shift’s former time slot. Hewitt was a frequent guest host on The Shift with Drex, prior to taking the helm of the show in November 2020. Read more here.

Kirk LaPointe

Kirk LaPointe has parted ways with Glacier Media and Business in Vancouver (BIV). Lapointe, most recently held the roles of Vice-President, Editorial, BIV Publisher and BIV Executive Editor. The former CBC Ombudsman, CTV Senior VP of News, Roundhouse Radio (CIRH-FM) host, and Vancouver mayoral candidate had been with Glacier Media since 2015.

Hayley Woodin

Hayley Woodin Hastings has taken on the role of leadership of The Orca and Western Investor as part of leadership changes at Glacier Media. Editor-in-chief of BIV News since January, her expanded role encompasses leadership of BIV events, strategic initiatives, partnership development and the digital expansion of BIV journalism. Woodin Hastings has been with Glacier Media since 2014.

Leslie Stojsic

Leslie Stojsic has announced she’ll be leaving Global News at the end of the year. With the network for the last eight years, Stojsic was an executive producer on Global National before helping launch recently-cancelled network current affairs program, The New Reality, on which she served as Managing Editor. Prior to joining Global in 2015, she was a senior producer for CBC Power & Politics, The National and Mansbridge One on One. 

Sam Houpt

Sam Houpt has announced his departure from Global News Peterborough. Houpt had been a videographer with CHEX-TV since 2021.

Liam Nixon

Liam Nixon has left Global News Lethbridge to join the City of Lethbridge as a Communications Strategist. Nixon had been with the station for more than nine years holding roles including newsroom manager, producer and anchor. Prior to Global, Nixon was Assistant News Director at CHAT Medicine Hat.

Amanda Kline

Amanda Kline has signed off from CTV Montreal. Kline told viewers it’s time for a new chapter for her and her growing family. She had been with CTV Montreal for the past eight years, most recently as a weekend anchor and videojournalist. She previously produced and reported for MAtv, CTV News Channel in Toronto and CJAD 800.

Brooklyn Connolly

Brooklyn Connolly has joined CTV Toronto and CP24 as a multi-platform writer. A 2022 University of King’s College Journalism grad, Connolly was previously a reporter with online outlet, Cabin Radio, in Yellowknife.

Deborah Wilson

Deborah Wilson has retired from CBC Radio Victoria where she was part of the seven-person staff cohort that opened the station in 1997. Wilson had been a journalist with the public broadcaster for more than 27 years.

Laurie Hoogstraten

Laurie Hoogstraten, a producer and frequent guest host on CBC Radio One in Manitoba, is retiring after nearly 40 years in broadcasting. Hoogstraten has been a contributor to CBC Manitoba for more than 23 years, in addition to working as a writer and producer on shows like It’s A Living with Peter Jordan (1997-2004), among other programming.

Blair Henatyzen

Blair Henatyzen is leaving Classic Rock Mornings on Classic Rock 98.1 (CKLO-FM) London. Henatyzen had been with the morning show since 2019 and with Blackburn Media for 12 years. He’d most recently been hosting alongside Sara Rubino

Matt Fisher

Matt Fisher will be leaving his Program Director post at 88.7 CKAR Hunters Bay Radio in Huntsville, ON to take on the role of PD and afternoon drive host at Bounce 92.3 (CJOS-FM) Owen Sound. Fisher had been with the station for the past year, following on-air and promotions roles at 104.7 Heart FM (CIHR-FM), Country 93.1 (CHMT-FM) Timmins, and 93.1 CFNR Terrace, BC.

Matt Miller aka Millzy

Millzy (aka Matt Miller) has joined Kool FM (CKMB-FM) Barrie, on-air weeknights from 7 – 10 p.m., in addition to working as a digital producer. A recent Humber College grad, Miller arrives from a part-time producing gig at Zoomer Radio and an internship at Toronto’s Indie88 (CIND-FM). 

Travis Goodman

Travis Goodman has joined Durham Radio in Vancouver as General Sales Manager. Goodman arrives from Rogers Sports & Media where he’s been for the last 13 years, most recently as Manager, Retail Media Sales.

Greg Murphy has been named Local Media Sales Manager – Atlantic Canada at Rogers Sports & Media. Murphy has been a Halifax-based account manager with the company since 2007.

Rob Arnold

Rob Arnold has departed Homefield and Golden West Broadcasting. Arnold had been a sales consultant and more recently senior marketing advisor, off and on since 2018 in both Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, AB.

Anja Karadeglija

Anja Karadeglija is joining The Canadian Press (CP) Ottawa bureau for the next six months, focused on general political reporting. She recently departed the National Post, where she’d been part of the Ottawa bureau for the last three years.

Edythe Yee

Edythe Yee is joining Netflix Canada as its first Manager of Production. Yee was formerly with CBC for 19 years in production planning and unit production, working on dozens of series including Arctic Air, Heartland, Murdoch Mysteries, and Coroner, among many others. Prior to CBC, Yee was a Production Manager at Nelvana.

Emilie L. Laguerre

Emilie L. Laguerre has been appointed Executive Director, Equity, Diversity and Engagement for Radio-Canada. Laguerre has held the role of Director, Marketing and Business Communications at CBC and Radio-Canada Solutions Media since 2021. Prior to that, she was a Marketing and Public Relations Specialist with Montreal’s Renaud-Bray.

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