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TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - Global News announced today that it has hired two of Canada's most well-respected
news figures to add significant strength to its award winning team of
Easily one of Canada's most recognizable and respected political
journalists, Tom Clark has made the move to Global News to host its new political program, The West Block. More than just the average political show that reports on the
headlines from our nation's capital, The West Block will facilitate commentary and act as an intermediary in the two-way
conversation between viewers and the government.
Patrick Brown, a legendary foreign correspondent who just received the
highest honours from the Canadian Journalism Foundation, will be the Global News China correspondent, based in Beijing.
"These are two giants of journalism," says Troy Reeb, Vice President, Global News. "The wealth of experience and expertise they bring to the table is
simply astounding. They will both play an important role in further
solidifying Global News as the news leader in Canada."
More details of their roles within Global News will be released over the coming weeks and months.
Global Television is a Shaw Media network.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media
company, providing consumers with broadband cable television,
High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through
Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct)
and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4
million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw
Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in
Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV
Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is
traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in
the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more
information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
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