Nick Kypreos and Doug MacLean have announced they are both parting ways with Sportsnet. Kypreos has been with the network since 1998 as an analyst and NHL insider, including appearances on Hockey Night in Canada and Hockey Central. He also co-hosted Hockey Central at Noon on Sportsnet 590 The FAN (CJCL-AM). MacLean started with Sportsnet co-hosting talk radio show The Game Plan in 2008, alongside Jack Armstrong on The Fan 590. He took over the Hockey Central radio show the following year and later became co-host of Hockey Central at Noon, with Kypreos and Darren Millard. He also served as an analyst on Sportsnet’s Hockey Central. Read more here.
Daryl McIntyre has announced he’s leaving CTV Edmonton after 33 years with the station. In a Twitter post, McIntyre said he doesn’t have specific plans but is “excited over whatever new opportunities arise.” His final CTV News at Six newscast will be on Friday, Sept. 13. Read more here.
Scott Dyer has announced his retirement as president of Nelvana, effective Aug. 30. Current Head of Nelvana Enterprises, Pam Westman, has been named as his successor. Dyer has been with Corus and Nelvana for 22 years, holding roles including Head of Nelvana Studios, President of Nelvana, EVP of Corus Kids and Chief Technology Officer, where he oversaw the design and construction of Corus Quay in Toronto. He’ll stay on in a consultantcy role for the next year to ensure a smooth transition.
Rocco Frangione is retiring Aug. 31 after 39 years in radio. After graduating from Algonquin College’s Radio and Television Arts program, Frangione began his career as an evening/weekend announcer at CKOB-AM Renfrew, ON in the fall of 1980. He moved on to Elliot Lake to join the CKNR-FM newsroom a few months later where he stayed until 2006. For the past 13 years, he’s been with 106.3 Moose FM (CFXN-FM) North Bay.
Marie-Eve Bédard has been named Radio-Canada’s correspondent in Paris. Bédard has been with Radio-Canada since 1996 and has been a foreign correspondent since 2001, covering major events from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to events in Washington, D.C. and Moscow. Most recently, she’s been based in Beirut.
Michelle Mackey is leaving The Weather Network to join 680 News (CFTR-AM) Toronto. Mackey had been with TWN for the last five years holding roles from national morning anchor to working as a VJ for the network in Toronto.
Bradley Karp is leaving Country 93.3 (CJOK-FM) Fort McMurray. Karp has been hosting the morning show since 2017. His last day is Sept. 5. Karp, who was named the Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019, hasn’t revealed where he’s landing.
Stephanie Perron has left Rogers Media after eight and a half years. Perron first joined Rogers as a Communications intern from the Humber College PR program in 2011 and has served in roles from Publicist to Senior Manager of Communications, TV. She’s leaving to start her own digital marketing and public relations company.
Sunny Freeman is the new managing editor at The Canadian Press. Freeman has been CP’s business editor since 2017. She’s also done resource and business reporting for the Toronto Star, HuffPost Canada, and the Financial Post.
Jordan Timm is leaving his role as executive producer, news at the National Post to join online innovation & tech reporting site The Logic. Timm has been with NP since late 2015. His first day at The Logic is Sept. 3.
Sarah O’Donnell is joining CBC Radio Edmonton as senior producer of Edmonton AM. O’Donnell leaves her role as assistant managing editor of the Edmonton Journal.
Scott Riley, longtime morning man at Star FM (CKSR-FM) Chilliwack, has announced he’s retiring at the end of the year. Riley joined CKSR in 1986 and has served as both an announcer and music director.
Thomas Leung has resigned from Fairchild Radio (CJVB-AM) in Vancouver following online backlash over the host’s commentary in support of a white-shirted mob that attacked a group of civilians in Hong Kong in July. The resulting complaints to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council were so numerous they reportedly overwhelmed the CBSC website. Leung is known for his pro-Beijing government stance.
Heather Wright is joining CTV National News as a correspondent in September. Wright has been a reporter with CTV Toronto for the last five years and was previously with CTV Barrie.
Chris Brentlinger-Grant is leaving CKNW Vancouver for Corus sister station 630 CHED Edmonton. Brentlinger-Grant, who has been a talk show and technical producer with NW since 2016, will take over as producer for J’lyn Nye’s afternoon talk show.
Pippa Reed is leaving CKNW to produce for CBC Edmonton. The Aussie journalist has been lead producer on the Jon McComb Show since late 2017.
Simon Kennedy, who has been serving as Deputy Minister of Health since 2015, will be the new Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), starting Sept. 3. Kennedy replaces John Knubley who had been Deputy Ministry of Industry since 2012 and retired in June.
Tim Black is no longer with Pure Country 101.1 (CKXA-FM) Brandon, MB. Black, who had been with Bell Media since 2006, was host of the Farm Country morning show and also served as the station’s music and program director.
Randy Snow has returned to the OZ FM (CHOZ-FM) St. John’s, NL morning show after a 16-year absence. Snow originally started with the station in 1988, co-hosting mornings alongside Larry Jay and Deb Birmingham. Snow moved on in 2003, going on to work with 99.1 HITS FM (CKIX-FM).
Brent “Brooksie” Brooks has announced he’s not returning to Country 95 (CHLB-FM) Lethbridge. Brooks, who has been recovering from cancer treatments, has been with the station the last nine years. He was most recently co-host of the Wake Up with Brooksie & Gillian.
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