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Bell Media Confirms Round of Layoffs to Local News and Sports Desk Employees

Bell Media Confirms Round of Layoffs to Local News and Sports Desk Employees

By Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

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The logo for Bell Media, owned by BCE Inc., is displayed on a Toronto building in a handout photo. Bell Media is confirming union reports that it is laying off employees at radio and TV stations across Canada, including “phasing out” certain sportscasts and well-known anchors. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Bell Media – Darren Goldstein)

CALGARY – Bell Media is laying off employees, including prominent on-air personalities, at radio and TV stations across Canada.

However, the company won’t say how many, who or where.

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Maralee Caruso to Anchor CTV Winnipeg’s New 5:00 Newscast

Maralee Caruso to Anchor CTV Winnipeg’s New 5:00 Newscast

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Maralee Caruso will anchor CTV News at Five, debuting August 28 on CTV Winnipeg. (BELL MEDIA / HANDOUT)

Maralee Caruso will deliver the news of the day when CTV Winnipeg airs its first 5:00 newscast on August 28.

“CTV News at Five” is Bell Media’s latest expansion of local news, adding Winnipeg to the list of six other CTV stations already delivering news at that time across the country.

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CTV Winnipeg Adding 5:00 Newscast Starting in the Fall

CTV Winnipeg Adding 5:00 Newscast Starting in the Fall

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CTV News will add 5 p.m. newscasts in nine local markets beginning this fall. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Nine CTV stations across the country, including CTV Winnipeg, will add a 5 p.m. local weekday newscast to its schedule starting in the fall.

The network announced Wednesday that CTV markets in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Yorkton, Northern Ontario, Kitchener, Ottawa and Montreal will also add 5 p.m. newscasts.

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Rahim Ladhani New Co-Host of ‘CTV Morning Live’

Rahim Ladhani New Co-Host of ‘CTV Morning Live’

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Rahim Ladhani (LINKEDIN)

A familiar face to CTV Winnipeg viewers is returning to the city to co-host “CTV Morning Live.”

Rahim Ladhani arrives from CTV Calgary to fill the spot recently left by Kris Laudien.

“It’s a surreal feeling. I’ve been in Calgary for two years now and always tell people, Winnipeg is an underrated city,” Ladhani said in an email.

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Andrea Slobodian Signs Off on TV Journalism Career

Andrea Slobodian Signs Off on TV Journalism Career

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Andrea Slobodian (TWITTER)

Winnipeg broadcaster Andrea Slobodian has wrapped up her career in journalism for a new opportunity with the newly-elected Progressive Conservative provincial government.

The veteran news anchor and reporter has accepted a position with Communications and Stakeholder Relations at the Manitoba Legislature. The department was previously known as Cabinet Communications under the former NDP government.

“I’ve had a great run as a broadcaster over the last 15 years and will be forever grateful to the managers and colleagues who gave me opportunities and Manitoba’s awesome viewers for watching,” Slobodian told ChrisD.ca.

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Leah Hextall Leaving CTV, Joining NESN

Leah Hextall Leaving CTV, Joining NESN

Leah Hextall (TWITTER)

Longtime CTV Winnipeg sports anchor/reporter Leah Hextall is heading south.

The Brandon, Manitoba native will join Boston-area NESN in a similar role later this month.

Hextall joined CTV in 2005, covering all aspects of professional and amateur sports in Manitoba, including stints on TSN’s “SportsCentre” in Toronto.

“Leah is a skilled studio host and reporter with the experience and sports knowledge that will make her a great addition to our growing team of on-air anchors and reporters,” said Joseph Maar, NESN’s vice-president of programming, in a release. “Not only is Leah an energetic personality on the air, but her well rounded sports knowledge will allow her to take on many different assignments here at NESN.”

Hextall begins her new role on November 19. Her last day at CTV is this Friday.

Andrea Slobodian Named CTV Winnipeg Late Night Anchor

Andrea Slobodian (SUN NEWS NETWORK)

CTV Winnipeg has filled the vacant late night anchor position with a familiar face.

Andrea Slobodian will be returning to Winnipeg in mid-October to assume the role left open by Susan Tymofichuk, who didn’t return to the air post-maternity leave.

The Winnipeg native has spent the past three years in Calgary, working at Shaw TV, CBC and most recently the Sun News Network.

Before leaving for Alberta, Slobodian last worked at Global Winnipeg as a reporter/anchor.

CTV Winnipeg Seeking New CrimeWatch Reporter

Stacey Ashley (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

CTV Winnipeg has quickly begun the search for a crime reporter following the departure of Stacey Ashley.

Ashley announced her career change earlier this week on Twitter by saying, “After seven years reporting, I’m hanging up the microphone. Excited to start in my new role as communications officer for @PembinaTrails.”

The job posting, which went up on Friday, is for a general assignment reporter with a focus on police, judicial and crime issues. Ashley was named CTV’s CrimeWatch reporter in June 2010.

She now takes over for outgoing Pembina Trails communications officer Dale Burgos, who assumed a similar role with the Winnipeg School Division in mid-August.