Catherine Tait has been named the first woman president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada. The former CEO of Salter Street Films and founding partner of Hollywood Suite has previous experience with Telefilm, the Canada Media Fund, CHUM, eONE and DHX Media. She most recently served as president of Duopoly, an independent film, television and digital content company. Michael Goldbloom, principal and vice-chancellor of Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, has been appointed to the position of chair of the Board of Directors. Suzanne Guèvremont, of NAD École des arts numériques, de l’animation et du design, Guillaume Aniorté, former VP of Corporate and Strategic Development at Frima Studios in Montréal, and Sandra B. Singh, general manager of Arts, Culture and Community Services with the City of Vancouver, have all been appointed to director positions.
Chris Dunner Duncombe has a new role with Corus Entertainment as director of the Streaming and Podcasting. Duncombe has been with Corus since 2002, most recently as director of New Media.
William Bourque, longtime weatherman at ICI Radio-Canada Acadie, is retiring after four decades. Bourque began contributing to Radio-Canada radio in 1976 and started doing television weather forecasting in 1981.
Jeremy Nutttall has left The Tyee’s Parliament Hill bureau after three years to return to Vancouver to lead a new three-person investigative unit as part of the new StarMetro Vancouver launch.
Tom Ayers is headed to CBC Radio in Sydney, NS. Ayers leaves the Halifax Chronicle Herald where he’s been a print reporter for 32 years.
Cory McGraw has landed at CTV Atlantic’s Halifax bureau as an ENG camera operator/editor after getting caught up in February’s layoffs at Global Halifax. McGraw had been a videographer and editor with Global since 2010.
Andrew Lawton has parted ways with Corus station CFPL-AM London. Lawton has been host of the Andrew Lawton Show since 2013.
Daryn Jones, former MTV Live host and comedian, is hosting a new late-night show on KiSS 92.5 (CKIS-FM) Toronto. KiSS at Night With Daryn Jones is airing weeknights from 10 p.m. to midnight.
Shell Busey has returned to the Vancouver airwaves with his home improvement show. Busey, who retired from radio in 2011, can be heard Saturday mornings on Roundhouse Radio (CIRH-FM) and Pulse (CISF-FM) Surrey. You can also find his AskShell.com podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud.
Duane English has announced on Twitter that this past Monday was his last day as a weather forecaster on Global Okanagan. English says he and meteorologist wife Wesla Wong, who resigned from Global in March, will be staying in the region.
Tarrah Harvey is joining News 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver as a part-time traffic reporter. Harvey has been a freelance videographer since graduating from BCIT in 2016.
Ted Bauer is done at Global Edmonton after 12 years as an assignment editor. Bauer was previously chief assignment editor at City Calgary.
Pat Carroll has wrapped up an 18-year career with Global Calgary. His last day was Mar. 29.
Reid Parker is joining Global Maritimes as assignment editor, based in Halifax. Parker has been with Global since the late 90s, most recently as the network assignment editor for Global News, based in Toronto.
Michael Hainsworth, who has been an anchor and reporter with Business News Network (BNN) for more than 17 years, is leaving the network. Hainsworth is also known as the co-host and producer of the Geeks & Beats podcast with Alan Cross.