Marci Ien is the new Liberal Member of Parliament-elect for Toronto Centre, following a by-election to fill the seat vacated by former Finance Min. Bill Morneau. Ien’s successful jump to politics comes the same week her new book Off Script: Living Out Loud drops, which details the pressure she felt to “stay on script” as the first Black woman in Canada to co-host a national morning show.
Gave Lindo, who has been CBC’s Executive Director of OTT Programming for the past two years, has left the public broadcaster to join TikTok Canada. Lindo is now the video sharing platform’s Director of Content Programming, Canada. Prior to joining CBC in 2017, he was the executive director of the Reelword Film Festival and before that worked in the public broadcaster’s Business & Rights department.
Ginella Massa is joining CBC News where the network says she’ll helm a new weeknight, prime time program, set to launch early next year. Massa, who has been an anchor and reporter with CityNews Toronto since 2016, made history when she became the country’s first hijab-wearing TV news reporter at CTV Kitchener in 2015. She’ll join CBC in mid-November when the public broadcaster says development will begin on a new program for the 8 p.m. timeslot on CBC News Network. She’ll also contribute to CBC News specials and file feature stories to The National as a “special correspondent.” Read more here.
Salimah Shivji and Glen Kugelstadt have been hired as the CBC’s reporter/producer team in Mumbai as it moves to establish a permanent bureau in India. Shivji has been with CBC for 15 years, most recently as a senior reporter in the Parliamentary bureau, while Kugelstadt is a veteran cameraman and producer with previous experience overseas. CBC News Editor-in-Chief Brodie Fenlon has also revealed the public broadcaster’s plans to hire a national network reporter and field producer in the North to file from the N.W.T, Yukon and Nunavut.
Lisa Laco is retiring from CBC Thunder Bay after nearly three decades. Laco arrived in Northwestern Ontario in 1992 to produce the morning show after holding a similar role with CBC in St. John’s, NL. She’s gone on to host Superior Morning (formerly The Great Northwest) for 23 years. Her last day with the public broadcaster will be Dec. 31.
ICYMI: @morningshowlisa announced her plans to retire after almost 3 decades and thousands of interviews. Find out why she calls hosting @CBCSuperiorMorn “the best job in the world.” pic.twitter.com/7WTZPQVahQ
— CBC Thunder Bay (@CBCTBay) October 26, 2020
Steven Ladurantaye has resigned as head of News & Current Affairs at Scotland’s STV. An STV spokesperson told The Times, Ladurantaye had left “for medical reasons around mental health, for which he is receiving treatment.” Prior to joining STV in late 2018, Ladurantaye was in a Managing Editor role at CBC.
Jamie Tawil is leaving Global News Radio 640 (CFMJ-AM) Toronto to take on a dual anchor-reporter role with Global Okanagan. Starting Dec. 7, Tawil will anchor multiple editions of Global Okanagan’s late night newscast, while also reporting for the network. Tawil has been with AM 640 since 2015, most of that time as senior morning news anchor.
“Danger” Darren Grieve is the new midday host on 101.5 Whistler FM (CKEE-FM). The longtime CFOX Vancouver personality takes on the new role in addition to his duties as a traffic reporter for News 1130 (CKWX-AM) and contributor to JACK 96.9 FM (CJAX-FM).
Isabella Zavarise is joining News 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver as a weekend anchor and reporter. A 2018 BCIT graduate, Zavarise has been working with CBC P.E.I. as a reporter, editor and VJ for the last two and a half years.
Ryan Carroll is the new afternoon drive host at 96.3 BIG FM (CFMK-FM), starting Nov. 2. Caroll has been in a combined afternoon host/music director role at Corus sister station 104.3 Fresh Radio (CKWS-FM) since 2017.
Kolter Bouchard has announced that at 29, he’s been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and started chemotherapy treatments this week. In a video posted to Twitter, Bouchard said the 102.1 The Edge (CFNY-FM) afternoon show he co-hosts with Meredith Geddes will go on as he continues broadcasting from home.
So… I have cancer. pic.twitter.com/jiyrvLdnEy
— Kolter Bouchard (@koltertalks) October 22, 2020
John Lott, senior baseball writer for The Athletic, is retiring. Lott, 76, previously covered the Toronto Blue Jays for the National Post for 16 years. He also spent 24 years teaching in the Centennial College Journalism program and served as program coordinator.