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GLOBAL EDMONTON NAMES BRENT WILLIAMSON AS ITS NEWS DIRECTOR & STATION MANAGER




Global Edmonton, the city’s top source for local news, weather, and traffic, announced today that veteran journalist and broadcast leader, Brent Williamson, is joining the station as its News Director and Station Manager starting on Monday, April 22.

 

“We are thrilled to have Brent bring his passion for local news and community involvement to Edmonton,” said Alex Henderson, Vice President, Local News. “With his decades of experience at Global, leading teams through some of the biggest stories in the country while staying at the forefront of technical innovation, Brent will be a great addition to the already market leading Global Edmonton.”

 

Over his broadcast career, Brent has been an indispensable leader and mentor to hundreds of journalists, launching countless careers and news programs.

 

Most recently he served as Regional News Director and Station Manager for Global Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Prior to this, Brent was the Station Manager/News Director at Global Winnipeg and the Program Director for 680 CJOB Radio, and during his almost three decades with the organization, he has also worked as a camera operator and producer in Winnipeg, served as the News Director at Global Regina before moving back to Winnipeg as the News Director and Station Manager.

 

“It will be an honour and a privilege to work at this award-winning station,” said Brent Williamson. "Global Edmonton has such strong ties to the community and a history of fantastic journalism. I am looking forward to working with the team to grow those connections and continue telling important local stories.” 

 

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Global Edmonton is part of the Corus Entertainment Network. 

 

About Corus Entertainment Inc. 

Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, digital and streaming platforms, and technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with streaming platforms STACKTV, TELETOON+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. Corus is the domestic advertising representative and an original content partner for Pluto TV, a Paramount Company, which is the leading free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service. For more information visit www.corusent.com.

 

For media inquiries, please contact:

Cathy Paine, Communications Specialist, Global News

647-649-1634

 

Rishma Govani

Director, Communications, Global News

416-391-7361

 

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