Glenn Pelletier has retired from 570 News (CKGL-AM) Kitchener after a 40-year broadcast career. Since his start in 1981, Pelletier has anchored and reported for stations including 570 CHYM Kitchener, CTV News Kitchener, CFCA/CKKW Kitchener, CBC Radio, CKBB Barrie, and 58 CKY Winnipeg, in addition to a season working with the Toronto Blue Jays radio team with Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth. Pelletier held a number of roles with 570 News from sports anchor to hosting “The Glenn and Gary Show” and “570 Afternoon News with Glenn Pelletier.” He’d been anchoring the 570 Morning News since Nov. 2005, alongside Lisa Drew.
Ted Michaels has announced his plans to retire after a 45-year career in radio. His last full day with AM 900 CHML Hamilton will be Dec. 15, however he’ll continue to host the Health and Wellness Show on the station. Michaels’ career started at 1280 CHAM Hamilton, which then became 1280 CJJD. He went on to stops at 1090 CKKW Kitchener, 790 CKMW Brampton, 1430 CJCL Toronto, 590 CKEY Toronto, and 680 NEWS (CFTR-AM) Toronto. He’s been with CHML since 2004.
Veronica Cooper has announced her retirement from Victoria’s CHEK-TV after 37 years. Cooper has spent her entire broadcast career with the station, holding positions over the years from Education and Health reporter to News Editor, Archivist, Weather Host, and co-host of CHEK Around. She most recently had been producing weekly features Vital People, featuring those making a difference in the community, and This Week in History.
Daniel Bernhard is leaving his role as Executive Director of public broadcasting watchdog, FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting (FCB). Bernhard is joining the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) as CEO, effective Sept. 6, where he’s succeeding Yasir Naqvi, who is running for the Liberals in Ottawa Centre. Bernhard had been with friends since 2018, when he took over for FRIENDS founder Ian Morrison.
Kieran Oudshoorn is Canadaland’s new Managing Editor of Podcasts. Oudshoorn was previously with the CBC where he’s worked in Whitehorse, Iqaluit, and Victoria.
David Cruise is the new midday host at KiSS 105.3 (CISS-FM) Ottawa, heard 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Cruise has been hosting weekends on the station for the last 10 months. Prior to returning to Ottawa, he was co-hosting mornings on Virgin Radio (CFMG-FM) Edmonton, alongside Britt Jones until they were replaced last August by the syndicated Brooke & Jeffrey.
Andy Cole, who was part of layoffs at TSN 1040 (CKST-AM) Vancouver when the station dropped its all-sports format, is returning to Bell Media and BNN Bloomberg (CFTE-AM). He’ll be producing weekend programming like The Sport Market as well as Seattle Seahawks games.
Interesting news to share. Starting Saturday, i’m back in the old TSN 1040 (Bell Media) building producing @TheSportMarket & Seahawks games on BNN Bloomberg 1410 AM. Just a weekend gig and not on-air I’m afraid, but still good to be back.
— Andy Cole (@AndyCole1984) August 11, 2021
Kamil Karamali is leaving Global News Toronto to return to the West Coast and Global BC as a reporter. Karamali started his broadcast career with Corus Entertainment in Vancouver as a weekend talk show producer and traffic reporter with AM 730 (CHMJ-AM) and CKNW. After stints in TV and radio with Bell Media Terrace, CBC in Ottawa and Vancouver, and CTV Calgary, Karamali joined Global Toronto as a reporter in late 2017.
Elizabeth McSheffrey is joining Global BC as an online journalist. McSheffrey has been a digital broadcast journalist with Global Halifax for the last three years. She’s also worked as a media trainer with Journalists for Human Rights, reported for the National Observer and freelanced in Nairobi, Kenya covering the Al-Shabaab terrorist attacks in 2014-15. McSheffrey will join the Burnaby bureau on Sept. 7, but will be working with the national federal election team covering the Indigenous beat until voting day.
David Baxter is joining the Global News Ottawa bureau as a producer for the federal election campaign, working on Global National and The West Block. Baxter arrives from Global Regina, where he’s been an Assignment Editor and Saskatchewan Provincial Affairs reporter since 2015.
Ntawnis Piapot is leaving CBC Saskatchewan for a national reporting position with The Globe and Mail, based in Winnipeg. Piapot has been a multi-platform reporter with the public broadcaster since 2018. She’s also worked as a national correspondent for APTN.