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Hannah Thibedeau is leaving journalism after 25 years, the last 15 with CBC, as she joins Global Public Affairs as Executive Communications Officer. Thibedeau first joined CBC in 2009 as a local reporter and then as a producer for Politics with Don Newman, before moving to the network’s national bureau in 2012. She had been the afternoon anchor on CBC News Network for the past year and a half.

Jacques Bissonnet has retired from Radio-Canada after 46 years. Bissonnet, 77, joined the public broadcaster in 1977 after stints with CJSA Sainte-Agathe, CJLM Joliette, and CKAC Montreal. As the husband of anchor and former foreign correspondent Céline Galipeau, Bissonnet also traveled with his wife, serving as the Radio-Canada French-language correspondent in London, Moscow and Beijing, and as the National Correspondent in Vancouver in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. 

Stewart Young

Stewart Young has retired after 37 years with the public broadcaster. Young started working with CBC as a producer in 1987. He’s held Executive Producer roles with CBC Maritimes since 2006, most recently as EP, Arts & Documentary Programming, CBC Atlantic.

Greg Bruce

Greg Bruce, longtime cameraman at CBC Toronto, is retiring after a five-decade career in television. Bruce worked across scripted television, specials, news and sports, including serving as the camera operator on The Red Green Show, The Rick Mercer Report, and numerous Olympic games.

Jenn Dalen

Jenn Dalen is moving into the role of General Manager for the B.C. Interior with Stingray. Dalen, who previously held the title of Operations Manager, succeeds Pete Angle who is retiring from the role.

Rob Seguin

Rob Seguin has revealed he parted ways with Corus Entertainment in February when his position as Program Manager and Brand Director in Peterborough was eliminated. Seguin had been with the Peterborough stations since 2012 and with Corus since 1996.

Kolter Bouchard is wrapping up six years with 102.1 The Edge (CFNY-FM) Toronto as he moves into content development full-time. Bouchard had been with Corus Entertainment since 2017, initially as an on-air personality with Q107 (CILQ-FM) before joining The Edge a year later in afternoon drive, most recently alongside Casey-Jo Loos. A cancer survivor, Bouchard has amassed a TikTok following of 589K and another 272K on Instagram.

Tim Denis

Tim Denis has announced his retirement after 37 years in broadcasting. With CKTB 610 Niagara since 1995, Denis’ career has also taken him to Welland, Simcoe, St. Catharines, Kitchener and Michigan.

Adam Toy

Adam Toy has left Global Calgary for a new opportunity. Toy had been working with Corus Entertainment off and on since 2017, initially as a board op and producer at 770 CHQR, City Hall reporter, co-host of national radio program “This Is Why,” and most recently an online journalist at Global News.

Don McCracken

Don McCracken, the longtime News and Sports Director at Golden West Broadcasting’s High River, AB stations, has retired after 39 years in radio. After graduating from SAIT in the early 1980s, McCracken started his career in Brooks, AB, and then did a stint hosting afternoons in Grand Forks, BC, before landing in High River and AM 1140 (CHRB-FM), 99.7 Sun Country (CFXO-FM) and The Eagle 100.9 (CKUV-FM).

Tim Black

Tim Black is no longer hosting mornings on 103.9 The Lake (CKOV-FM) as Pattison Media officially took over operations on April 1, completing the station’s sale by Paul Larsen. Black, who had been heard on The Lake for the past two and a half years, is now co-hosting mornings on Pattison’s Q Country (CKLQ-FM) Brandon, alongside Shelley Thompson. Read more about Pattison’s latest acquisition in our Radio & Podcast column. 

Brad Perry

Brad Perry has been upped to Assistant National News Director at Acadia Broadcasting. Perry has been with Acadia, based in Saint John, NB, since 2018. He previously held the title of New Brunswick News Director, overseeing news across four NB stations.

Jason White

Jason White has joined The Canadian Press (CP) in Toronto as a reporter/editor. White was formerly the Managing Editor and afternoon anchor at CityNews 1310 (CIWW-AM) Ottawa, up until last October when Rogers Sports & Media relinquished the licence. He’d been with Rogers for almost two decades, with stops at 680 News (CFTR-AM) and News 95.7 (CJNI-FM) Halifax, before joining the Ottawa newsroom. 

Erik Leijon

Erik Leijon has wrapped up his tenure with Complex Canada/Buzzfeed where he’s served as Content Lead since 2022. Leijon is continuing to host the Montreal Gazette’s Liveblog during Canadiens games.

Gina Hara

Gina Hara has joined Pink Triangle Press (PTP) as Advocacy Program Manager. The new role oversees all PTP Advocacy initiatives including the 2024 PTP Pink Paper examining 2SLGBTQIA+ representation within the screen industries (film, television, streaming and gaming) to be released June 11. Hara comes to PTP with a background in filmmaking and advocacy as Co-Founder and Executive Director of GAMERella Game Initiative. She’s also worked at the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre at Concordia University, where she orchestrated strategic initiatives like the Critical Hit Games Incubator.

Joy Loewen

Joy Loewen is joining the Canada Media Fund (CMF) as its new Vice-President, Growth & Inclusion. Loewen announced she’d been stepping down from the helm of the National Screen Institute (NSI) last May after serving in the CEO role for almost five years and more than 12 total with the Winnipeg-based not-for-profit, off and on since 2005. Prior to joining NSI, she held programming roles with Vision TV, the Women’s Television Network (WTN) and CBC Manitoba. Read more here.

Christine Kleckner

Christine Kleckner has been named Executive Director at the National Screen Institute (NSI) effective immediately. An alumna of NSI’s training program for emerging producers, Kleckner’s resume includes serving as director at the DOC Institute, more than seven years as a production coordinator with the National Film Board (NFB) in Toronto, and production and producer roles with Primitive Entertainment, Treeline Pictures, and 52Media.

Lori Massini

Lori Massini has been promoted at Thunderbird Entertainment Group to General Counsel, moving up from her previous role as Senior Vice-President of Legal and Business Affairs. Massini joined Thunderbird in 2021 as VP of Legal and Business Affairs. Prior to that, she practiced entertainment law for more than 10 years. At the same time, Thunderbird General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Operating Officer Sarah Nathanson has announced her resignation, effective April 9. She had been with Thunderbird since 2018.

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