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As published in the June 13, 2024 edition of Broadcast Dialogue’s Weekly Briefing

Nicole MacIntyre

Nicole MacIntyre has been announced as the Toronto Star’s next Editor-in-Chief, succeeding Anne Marie Owens who will pass the mantle, effective July 11. Currently the Star’s Deputy Editor, MacIntyre started her career in the 2003 cohort of the Star’s internship program after attaining a Master of Journalism at Western University. She became an enterprising reporter, spending a decade with The Hamilton Spectator before heading to The Globe and Mail in 2015. After ascending to the role of Deputy National Editor, MacIntyre returned to the Star to join Owens’ executive leadership team in 2021. Owens’ own career has spanned over 35 years in journalism, including stints as Deputy Editor of Macleans and Editor-in-Chief of the National Post before stepping in to lead the Star.

Colleen Rusholme

Colleen Rusholme has retired after three decades in radio. Rusholme had most recently been hosting mornings alongside Tim Morgan on boom 99.7 (CJOT-FM) Ottawa and Big 101.1 (CIQB-FM) Barrie. She’d been working with Corus Radio for the last 13 years.

Will Nash

Will Nash has left Corus Radio to join Busch Systems as a Public Relations & Communications Coordinator. Nash had been with Corus since 2020, helming middays on Energy 95.3 (CING-FM) Toronto and afternoons on Barrie’s Fresh 93.1 (CHAY-FM). He was previously on-air at CHYM 96.7 Kitchener and Toronto’s 99.9 Virgin Radio (CKFM-FM), among other stations.

Tara Slone

Tara Slone has announced she’s leaving Northern California, where she’s been hosting San Jose Sharks coverage for NBC, to return to Toronto to be closer to her daughter’s father. Slone will be hosting various programs for SiriusXM Canada and is in talks to continue working with the Sharks organization.

Mandy Kovacs

Mandy Kovacs has joined CityNews Toronto as a producer. Kovas announced her departure from CP24 last month, which she joined in 2021 after three years as a lineup editor at CTV Toronto.

Jordan Gowling

Jordan Gowling has left CTV National News where she’s been a producer for the last three years in the Ottawa Bureau. Gowling is headed to The Financial Post, where she’ll cover the Bank of Canada and the economy.

Katherine DeClerq

Katherine DeClerq has left CTV Toronto to join Politics Today as editor Queen’s Park Today and Parliament Today. DeClerq had been a multi-platform writer for CTV since 2018.

Negar Mojtahedi,

Negar Mojtahedi, who recently departed Global BC after a decade, has joined Iran International and is now the host of English-language podcast Eye for Iran, diving into the race to replace Ebrahim Raisi, following the president’s death in a helicopter crash near the border with Azerbaijan on May 19. 

Randene Neill

Randene Neill has won the Powell River-Sunshine Coast NDP nomination. Up until 2016, Neill was a reporter and anchor with Global BC. Since then she’s been dabbling in communications in addition to a 10-month stint anchoring with CityNews 1130 (CKWX-AM). 

Jeremy Bourque

Jeremy Bourque has joined TSL as Senior Solutions Engineer (Americas). Previously with Diversified, EVS, and Ross, Bourque has delivered broadcast projects for clients including Meta, Verizon Media, NBC, and the White House Communications Agency. Based in Ontario, he’ll oversee all TSL product lines, enhancing support for pre-sales, implementation, and post-sales for customers across the region.

Marc Beaudet

Marc Beaudet has been appointed to the CBC board of directors, in addition to the re-appointment of Marie Wilson and Guillaume Aniorté, all for five-year terms through May 2029. Beaudet replaces François R. Roy on the board, whose term has expired. Currently SVP of Studio Operations at Montreal’s Cloud Imperium Games (CIG), Beaudet is the former co-founder and CEO of digital platform developer Turbulent, which was acquired by CIG last year.

Robin Smith

Robin Smith has joined the Whistler Film Festival Society (WFF) as its new Director of Film Programming, succeeding Paul Gratton, who has served the festival since 2012, as he moves into the honourary role of Programmer Emeritus. Smith was most recently CEO of Blue Ice Docs Inc., funding, acquiring and distributing non-fiction work from around the world. He has also worked with NFB, Alliance Films, Lions Gate Film Entertainment, Seville Pictures, Capri Releasing and levelFILM and  programmed Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema for its first decade of operation.


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