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Originally published in the Jan. 4, 2024 edition of The Weekly Briefing

Susan Marjetti

Susan Marjetti, General Manager of CBC News, has announced her retirement after 45 years in Canadian media, 35 of those with the public broadcaster. Marjetti will be succeeded by CBC News Editor-in-Chief Brodie Fenlon, who will assume the role of General Manager, in addition to his current title. Originally from Cape Breton, Marjetti started her career at CFRB Toronto in the early 1980s, while still a student at Ryerson University, working on the switchboard and cutting tape, among other jobs. She worked in private radio for a decade before joining CBC Halifax in 1988. She was appointed to the GM position at the outset of the pandemic in 2020. Read more here.

Jackie Moss

Jackie Moss, National Director of Marketing and Promotions at Corus Entertainment, has been promoted to Vice President, Audio, as Ronnie Stanton departs the company. Moss has been working with Corus Radio since 2016, initially serving as the Marketing Manager for Radio & TV in Toronto, working with Global News, 102.1 The Edge (CFNY-FM), Q107 (CILQ-FM), and 640 (CFIQ-FM) Toronto, before moving into her current national role. Read more here.

Cassie Campbell-Pascall has left Hockey Night in Canada after 16 seasons to join the newly-founded Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) as a special advisor. Campbell-Pascall is a three-time Olympian with the Canadian women’s national team. 

Evan Solomon has been filling in on the CBS News livestream over the holidays. Solomon left Bell Media’s iHeartRadio talk network and CTV News in October 2022 to join New York City-based global affairs site GZERO Media as publisher, a subsidiary of political risk analysis firm, Eurasia Group. 

Mika Midolo

Mika Midolo has left CP24 after almost 24 years. Midolo, who had been a traffic and CP24 Breakfast reporter and weather specialist for 15 years, is expanding her pilates instruction business

Lenna Latafat

Leena Latafat is now anchoring CP24’s Live at Noon and Live at 5, alongside Bakari Savage. Latafat has been an anchor with the station since 2017. Prior to that, she was a reporter with CTV Kitchener, among other stops.

Bill Welychka

Bill Welychka is among those impacted by cuts to the local Global News morning shows across the country, but will stay with Corus Entertainment as the host of middays on Kingston’s 96.3 BIG FM (CFMK-FM). The former MuchMusic personality had been with CKWS-TV Kingston since 2012, in addition to contributing to BIG FM.

Callum Smith

Callum Smith is the new Supervising Producer and Managing Editor for Global Halifax and New Brunswick. Smith has been with Global News since 2018, initially as a videojournalist in Moncton and more recently a digital broadcast journalist in Halifax. Smith’s appointment comes with the retirement of Richard Dooley, who had been in the Supervising Producer role for the last 13 years.

Rosanna Hempel

Rosanna Hempel is leaving Global Winnipeg to join CBC Manitoba as a reporter. Hempel had been a producer and videojournalist with Global since 2021.

Holly Moore

Holly Moore has joined CTV Winnipeg as Managing Editor. Moore arrives from APTN where she’s worked as an Executive Producer and Senior Investigative Producer over the last seven years. Prior to that, she was an Associate Producer working with CBC Manitoba’s “i-Team.”

Connie Daye

Connie Daye has retired as an Editing Supervisor at CBC after 35 years with the public broadcaster. Over that time, Day has held roles in Ottawa, Yellowknife and Toronto, including directing, studio camera work and ENG editing.

Pat Kaniuga

Pat Kaniuga has signed off from CBC Winnipeg after 29 years. The longtime director of Information Radio on CBC Radio One in Manitoba, Kaniuga first joined CBC in 1994 after a stint as a reporter with the Winnipeg Sun

Yasmin Gandham

Yasmin Gandham has left CBC Vancouver to join CTV Vancouver as a full-time reporter, starting Jan. 8. Gandham had been with CBC since early 2022. Prior to that, she was a videojournalist and anchor with Global Okanagan and worked with CityNews 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver as an anchor and producer. 

Justin McElroy

Justin McElroy, CBC Vancouver’s Municipal Affairs Reporter, has announced plans to take a year-long sabbatical in March to travel the world. McElroy has been with CBC since 2016.

Jamie Long

Jamie Long has left CBC Ottawa after more than 12 years as a digital writer and editor to join the CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) communications team. Prior to joining CBC, Long was a reporter with Sun Media and CTV Ottawa. 

Madelaine (Maddy) Pouliot has retired from TSN after more than 12 years as the network’s travel coordinator. Prior to TSN, Pouliot was a senior corporate travel consultant with American Express Business Travel.

Alicia “Ace” West and Marlon Palmer will debut in mornings on Flow 98.7 (CKFG-FM) on Jan. 15 as Ace & Marlon in the Morning. Palmer, a Toronto-based comedian, and West, a former personality on Stingray’s Flow 93.5, have been co-hosting the Extra Gravy Podcast together for the last four years, which will celebrate its seventh anniversary in 2024. 

Peter Kash & Jenna Winterburn

Peter Kash and Jenna Winterburn are the new morning show team on Virgin Radio (CFMG-FM) Edmonton. Kash, best known for his run co-hosting the morning show on Toronto’s Flow 93.5, has most recently been hosting weeknights on CHUM 104.5 Toronto and afternoon drive on Virgin Radio Edmonton. Winterburn has previously been on-air at Play 107 (CKPW-FM) and KiSS 91.7 (CHBN-FM) Edmonton. 

Greg Shannon

Greg Shannon has hosted his last morning show on 840 CFCW Edmonton. Shannon had been in the role since 2018. His previous stops include KG Country 95.5 (CKGY-FM) Red Deer, 96.3 Big Earl (CKRA-FM) Edmonton, B100 (CKBZ-FM) Kamloops and Country Music Television (CMT).

Neil Morrison

Neil Morrison has joined the lineup on Kenner Media’s Mix 107.9 (CKBT-FM) Fort Saskatchewan, AB. Morrison, best known for his runs on CFOX Vancouver and 102.1 The Edge (CFNY-FM) Toronto, will be heard in afternoon drive, joining morning show host Rob Christie and Kim Scott in middays. 

Kathy Harris

Kathy Harris, Director of Local Sales for Dougall Media, retired on Dec. 31 after close to 35 years with the company. Harris began her tenure in 1989, working as a Radio Account Executive, before adding television sales to her portfolio. She ultimately developed and managed the group Sales team as Local Sales Manager, the first in-house team representing sales for all media properties at the time, across television, radio and print.

Cora Cambly

Cora Cambly is the new Director of General Sales for Dougall Media. Cambly, who has most recently served as Publisher of Newswatch – a role she’ll also continue in – has been with Dougall Media since 1997, working her way up in sales for radio, television and print, in addition to marketing, promotions and corporate community partnerships.

Aisling Murphy

Aisling Murphy has departed Bell Media to freelance as a culture journalist. Murphy joined the CP24 and CTV News digital team in March after working as a reporter for the Toronto Star. She’s also an editor at Intermission Magazine.

Cecil Rosner

Cecil Rosner is the new Managing Editor at the Investigative Journalism Foundation (IJF). Rosner, who is also an adjunct professor at the University of Winnipeg where he teaches a course in Investigative Journalism, retired from CBC in 2021. He’d most recently served as Executive Producer of The Fifth Estate.

Alison Millington

Alison Millington has stepped down as Editor-in-Chief at Narcity Media Group. Millington, who had been with Narcity since 2021, has joined Amazon as Executive Editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based in London, UK.

Eleanor Grace Knowles

Eleanor Grace Knowles has joined blogTO as a Senior Editor. Knowles arrives from CBC Arts where she’s worked as a producer since 2016.


Rohan Fernando

David Christensen and Rohan Fernando have parted ways with the National Film Board (NFB) in restructuring at the federal agency. Fernando, Executive Producer of the Quebec Atlantic studio in Halifax, and Christensen, Executive Producer of the Northwest studio in Calgary, will no longer be leading their respective teams. The Quebec Atlantic studio will now be managed from Montreal by the EP of the French studio, while the Northwest studio will be divided between Toronto and Vancouver.

Robert Pothier

Robert Pothier has been promoted to President and CEO at Telecon and appointed to the Montreal-headquartered company’s Board of Directors. Pothier has most recently been serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of Telecon after joining the company nine years ago. Prior to joining Telecon, he was with Ericsson for 21 years, working abroad in the UK, Spain, Australia, and Germany. 

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