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McNabb Set to Join 680 CJOB Morning Show

McNabb Set to Join 680 CJOB Morning Show

Lauren McNabb
Lauren McNabb (TWITTER)

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.

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Former Global Winnipeg Reporter Finds New Way to Live Life on Camera

Former Global Winnipeg Reporter Finds New Way to Live Life on Camera

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

Stuart Family - Lorraine Nickel Global Winnipeg
Lorraine and Greg take a quiet moment as their kids play to work on their YouTube channel. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

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.

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True North Square Changing the Face of Real Estate in Downtown Winnipeg

True North Square Changing the Face of Real Estate in Downtown Winnipeg

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

True North Square
True North Square’s Tower 2 at 225 Carlton, as pictured earlier this month. (TNSE)

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.

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Global News Cuts Nearly 70 Jobs Nationwide, Including in Winnipeg

Global News Cuts Nearly 70 Jobs Nationwide, Including in Winnipeg

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A Global News cameraman films at the Oliphant Commission in Ottawa, Tuesday April 14, 2009. Unifor says Corus-owned Global News has cut nearly 70 media jobs across Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Global NewsCorus 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.

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Global News Reporter Sues Hamilton Police Over Arrest at Crash Scene

Global News Reporter Sues Hamilton Police Over Arrest at Crash Scene

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

Jeremy Cohn
Global News journalist Jeremy Cohn is arrested at the scene of a car accident by Hamilton police on May 16, 2017. (BARRY GRAY / THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR)

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.

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Michelle Lissel Named New Global Weather Anchor

Michelle Lissel
Michelle Lissel (SHAW MEDIA)

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 Taking Newscasts on the Road

Global WinnipegGlobal 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.

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Global Winnipeg Launching ‘News Hour Final’

News Hour Final anchor Heather Steele (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.

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