Global Winnipeg has named Lisa Dutton as the station’s new 6 p.m. anchor.
No stranger to Winnipeg, Dutton relocated to the city in 2017 with her family. She was previously the morning anchor at Global Saskatoon for 12 years.
WINNIPEG — 680 CJOB is adding to its morning show later this summer with veteran broadcast journalist Lauren McNabb.
The experienced co-anchor of Global News at 6 will join Greg Mackling and Brett Megarry weekday mornings from 6-10 a.m. CT beginning August 22. Both stations are owned by Corus Entertainment.
McNabb originally joined Global Winnipeg in 2000 and was promoted to Global National’s Manitoba correspondent three years later. She went on to work out of the network’s Toronto bureau in 2005 before returning to her home province in 2011 as producer and host of “Focus Manitoba.” In 2016, she joined Heather Steele as co-anchor of Global News at 6.
By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)
On July 7, 2017, Lorraine Nickel filed her final story with Global Winnipeg. It was about vehicle thefts from a local car dealership.
At the end of that summer day, the 34-year-old said her heartfelt goodbyes to colleagues at a local news outlet where she spent 10 of her 14 years in journalism, a profession Nickel adored.
By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)
There’s a famous saying that when one door closes, another opens.
In the case of downtown Winnipeg’s current real estate scene, numerous doors are closing in some of the city’s traditionally popular high-rise office towers as brand new ones prepare to open to tenants in True North Square’s 17-storey building on Hargrave Street in June.
Corus Entertainment served nearly 70 layoff notices at Global News on Thursday, including six in Winnipeg.
The local positions included four camera operators, a producer, and a news position. The company also won’t fill a vacant spot for a camera operator.
By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press
A Global News journalist who was briefly arrested while covering a fatal crash last year has filed a lawsuit against Hamilton police, alleging an officer used excessive force in an effort to prevent him from filming.
Jeremy Cohn says Hamilton police Const. Jeffrey Todoruck — who is also targeted in the lawsuit — breached his duty by forcefully arresting a clearly identified journalist who was acting peacefully.
Michelle Lissel is making a return to the city as Global Winnipeg’s new weather anchor.
Lissel will fill the spot left by Kate Gajdosik, who moved west earlier this summer for Global BC.
Lissel is no stranger to Global Winnipeg, having begun her career there as a sports anchor in 1998, and eventually landing a position on what later became Fox Sports World.
From there, she took a break from television and oversaw media relations for the Toronto FC Major League Soccer team with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) before moving back to reporting in 2010.
Michelle’s first day on air is Monday, August 19.
Global Winnipeg is leaving the studio and taking its newscasts into the community later this month.
Beginning Tuesday, August 13, Global’s “Morning News” will broadcast from the pedway system below 201 Portage Avenue until Friday, August 30.
The “Evening News” and “News Hour Final” will broadcast from various locations around the city during the same weeks, according to a release from Shaw Media.
A new primetime local newscast will debut tonight on Global Winnipeg and in neighbouring markets.
“News Hour Final” will be anchored by Heather Steele and combine the half-hour “Prime News” and “Evening News” programs into one all-encompassing source for local and regional news.
“The launch of Global Winnipeg’s News Hour Final is part of a similar evening news expansion being undertaken by Global News at Global Regina and Global Saskatoon,” said Global News publicist Nick Poirier in an e-mail. “This move will make Global Winnipeg’s News Hour Final the only primetime local news in the Winnipeg market.”
The newscast will air weekdays at 10 p.m. CT before competitor CBC’s abbreviated newscast at 10:55 p.m. and CTV Winnipeg’s 11:30 p.m. newscast.
Global first announced its plans to expand local news during the May 2012 upfronts to advertisers.
Global Winnipeg’s “Morning News” debuted on Monday and the station is seeking a full-time reporter/anchor to join the team.
The candidate will report on daily news and community events, including live reporting on a daily basis. While the position is primarily for the mornings, the job posting lists that evenings and weekends may also be required.
The deadline to apply is March 9, 2012.