Revolving Door

Mike Stafford, the morning show host on Toronto’s Global News Radio 640 (CFMJ-AM), and Corus Entertainment have parted ways after the news/talk veteran allegedly used a racist slur in a newsroom chat, as first reported by VICE News. This isn’t the first time Stafford has courted controversy over his 20-year run with the station, including a series of off-colour social media posts in 2019 directed at the South Asian and Muslim community that resulted in a brief on-air suspension. Read more here. Greg Brady is filling in until Stafford’s replacement is named.

 

Cam Clark

Cam Clark is Pattison Media’s new General Manager/General Sales Manager in Medicine Hat, AB, effective Sept. 7. Clark brings over 30 years of broadcast experience to his new role, including time with TSN, CKND-TV, and CHUM Radio in Winnipeg. He’s been based in Brandon, MB since 2006 as General Manager for Westman Radio’s Q Country 91.5 (CKLQ-FM), 880 AM (CKLQ), and STAR FM (CKLF-FM). He replaces current Medicine Hat GM Dave Sherwood, who’ll be retiring at the end of 2021 after 30+ years of service.

Kristian Jack

Kristian Jack has joined the Canadian Premier League as Vice President of Media & Content. Up until layoffs at Bell Media this past February, Jack had been a soccer host, analyst and commentator with TSN since 2013. Prior to that, he was a broadcaster with The Score network for a decade. 

Éric Grenier

Éric Grenier has announced he’s leaving the CBC parliamentary bureau after nearly seven years with the public broadcaster. Grenier joined the bureau in 2014 as polls analyst and host of The Pollcast Podcast, in addition to appearing as a regular guest on shows like Power & Politics. He’s held the position of Senior Writer, Polling Analysis since 2017.

Teresa Wright

Teresa Wright is leaving The Canadian Press (CP) Ottawa bureau to teach Journalism and Communications at Holland College in Charlottetown. Prior to joining CP three years ago, Wright was the chief political reporter for Prince Edward Island daily The Guardian for more than a decade.

Eleanor Noble

Eleanor Noble has been elected by ACTRA’s National Council to a two-year term as National President. Eleanor replaces David Sparrow, who stepped down as National President after serving in the role for four years and remains on council as Past President. Noble is currently Vice-President of ACTRA Montreal and Chair of the ACTRA National Women’s Committee. Her screen credits include Incendo’s Seasoned with Love, CBC’s Detectives, I.D.’s Fatal Vows, and APTN’s Mohawk Girls, with voice performance credits on Disney’s Trulli Tales, Netflix’s Maggie & Bianca: Fashion Friends and video games Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, and Prince of Persia. 

Kyle Fostner

Kyle Fostner has been named Executive Director of the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). Fostner assumes the role after serving as Interim Executive Director for the past 18 months. He’s been with VIFF since 2014, starting out as a Venue Manager, and then Guest Services Manager before becoming VIFF’s first-ever Director of Operations in 2016. More recently, he led the $2.8M renovation of VIFF Centre.