Another vacant spot will soon be left at Global TV.
Reporter Meera Bahadoosingh will be joining Andrea Slobodian over at Shaw, but not in Calgary. Meera has accepted a position with Shaw TV Winnipeg. They must pay well over there.
After being tipped off about Meera’s move, we checked it out and confirmed it’s definitely happening. Her last day will be September 29.
Good luck over there, Meera!
UPDATE: We’ve obtained a memo sent out from the news director to the Global newsroom:
“It is with regret that I announce the departure of two members from the Global News Team. Both Meera Bahadoosingh and Andrea Slobodian are pursuing other opportunities and will be leaving Global Winnipeg at the end of the month.
Meera Bahadoosingh first joined Global News back in 2005 on a casual basis. After some back and forthing with other stations in the market, she rejoined Global as a part time reporter, before becoming a full time newshound in the fall of 2007. Meera has become one the veterans in the newsroom, quarterbacking the live coverage of big national stories such as the police shooting on Jubilee Avenue and the Greyhound Bus Murder of Tim McLean.
Andrea Slobodian joined Global Winnipeg in the summer of 2007, first in a term capacity — but she quickly established her weather street-cred and we realized we needed her on a full time basis. Andrea charmed viewers — prompting one blogger to write “she’s like the girl next door…to your Baba.” Andrea was also integral in launching and maintaining “Heart of the City” and the Global Winnipeg Ground Force.
Please join me in wishing Meera and Andrea the best.”
UPDATE: 11:15 p.m. — If you missed the interview, check out the CJOB Audio Vault.
Global TV reporter Meera Bahadoosingh will be the guest on CJOB’s Nighthawk program with Marty Gold tonight. Meera will be discussing her road to recovery since suffering a stroke back in February beginning at 10 p.m. Meera originally shared her personal story with television viewers back in May, and the public’s response to her courage in doing so has been very positive.
Also slated to appear on tonight’s Nighthawk is Councillor Jeff Browaty at 9 p.m.
The three-hour show runs until midnight Monday to Friday with Gold as the guest host until July 10.
A respected Winnipeg news reporter has gone through quite the health ordeal over the last several months. Global TV’s Meera Bahadoosingh suffered a mild stroke back in February and has been on the road to recovery ever since.
This information was known to me a while ago, but I felt it was only appropriate to share it publicly once Meera told the story herself.
The story was shared first on Monday night’s Global newscast, and again on Tuesday’s. It’s a touching story and if you missed it, watch it below.