Bell Media has promoted Karine Moses, president of its Astral out-of-home advertising division and head of Québec sales, to president, Bell Media Québec. Based in Montréal, Moses’ new role encompasses all programming, production, and scheduling operations for Bell Media’s French-language TV properties including RDS. Reporting to Bell Media president Randy Lennox, she’ll continues to lead Astral and retain her current sales responsibilities in Québec. The move follows Gerry Frappier’s decision to retire on Mar. 31. Formerly president, French-language TV and RDS, Frappier will remain with Bell Media as a Special Advisor during the transition and leading up to his retirement. Moses has been with Bell for more than 20 years, previously holding several roles managing operations, before joining the Media division in 2016.
Wendy McKernan has been appointed to the role of vice-president of Thunderbird Entertainment Group’s factual division, Great Pacific Media. McKernan, who has been with Thunderbird since 2012, has worked on more than 25 productions, including Discovery Canada series’ Highway Thru Hell, Heavy Rescue: 401 and Airshow. In her new role, she’ll oversee all production, including lifestyle and factual programming, and become a senior member of a team working to develop fact-based events into scripted projects.
Leo Baggio has added the title of General Manager to his duties with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Kamloops Division. Baggio returned to Kamloops last year to take over as GSM for CIFM-FM, CKBZ-FM, and CFJC-TV & Radio. He was previously GM/GSM of Pattison’s East Kootenay operations, based in Cranbrook, and before that was director of radio programming and operations in Kamloops.
Murray Battle will leave his post at The Knowledge Network this summer. Battle has been the director of Independent Production and Presentation with the B.C. public broadcaster for the last 11 years. Battle’s replacement has yet to be named.
Aimee Lemieux has joined CityNews Montreal. Lemieux has previously worked as a reporter with Télévision Rive-Sud, and behind-the-scenes with TCF, La télévision communautaire de Montréal, and Radio-Canada.
Ryan McKenna is leaving the Canadian Press Regina bureau and returning to his former role at the end of January as a sports reporter/editor at CP in Toronto. McKenna arrived in Regina just one-year ago. Stephanie Taylor, who was most recently with CBC Regina, will join the bureau.
Theresa Tova has been re-elected as ACTRA Toronto president for a two-year term. Tova has been in the role since 2017 when she succeeded David Sparrow.
Ginella Massa returned to her anchoring duties at CityNews Toronto this week after taking time to recover from major surgery in November to remove a benign mass from her pancreas.
After nearly two months off recovering from surgery, I’m back to work today! Tune in to @CityNews at 5, 6, and 11pm to see if I remember how to read the news 🤔😂 pic.twitter.com/MC7sw65l3P
— Ginella Massa (@Ginella_M) January 15, 2019
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