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Kirstine Stewart leaves CBC for Twitter post

CBC's EVP of English Services is leaving the public broadcaster to become Twitter Canada's managing director.
April 29, 2013

CBC’s EVP of English Services, Kirstine Stewart, is leaving the public broadcaster to become Twitter Canada’s managing director.

Twitter president, global revenue, Adam Bain tweeted (fittingly) that Stewart’s appointment is Twitter Canada’s first hire.

“It is a fact of life in a competitive, creative business that when you have great people, others will try to entice them away with big opportunities,” said president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada Hubert T. Lacroix in a statement issued shortly after the news broke. “Luckily, Kirstine’s team is deep in the great people line and we’ll be able to go forward without a hitch.”

The social media-savvy Stewart, who is a regular presence on Twitter, has been with the pubcaster for seven years.

“I’ve had some of the happiest moments in my life at the CBC, and I’ve been honored to represent such an important name to Canadians,” said Stewart. “I’m proud of what we’ve done together these past seven years. I will miss the CBC family dearly, but I know that even when one leaves the CBC, the CBC never really leaves you. It’s in my DNA and I’m all the better for it.”

Stewart’s responsibilities will be taken by Neil McEneaney, CBC GM, finance and strategy, on an interim basis. The CBC said in a statement Monday that a recruitment process will be launched immediately.

(From Playback Daily)

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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