- Gray continues in role as Head of News for A-Channel -
TORONTO, July 16 /CNW/ - CTVglobemedia announced today that Richard Gray,
Head of News for A-Channel, has been appointed Vice-President of Ottawa Radio
and A-Channel Ottawa. Gray takes over from Chris Gordon, who was appointed to
President of CHUM Radio in April. Gray begins his new position on Sept. 1.
In his new role, Gray will continue in his role as Head of A-Channel
News, while assuming responsibility for A-Channel Ottawa, and CHUM Radio
Stations Majic 100 FM, 93.9 BOB FM, CFRA 580 AM and The Team 1200 AM. He
leaves his current role as Vice-President and General Manager of A-Channel
Vancouver Island, a position which he has held since April 2004.
Gray is no stranger to the Ottawa market, having worked as the Director
of Information Programming at The New RO in Ottawa (now A-Channel Ottawa)
where he managed program production, staff and financial operations of CHUM
Television's Parliament Hill bureau, CSN.
Since becoming the first ever national Head of News for A-Channel in
August of 2007, Gray initiated a major reorganization of newsroom operations
at A-Channel Barrie, rebuilt former CHUM National News operations to better
serve A-Channel, and made his sixth appearance before the CRTC as part of the
CTVglobemedia "Diversity of Voices" panel.
In 2007 Gray was named "Business Person of The Year" by the Greater
Victoria Chamber of Commerce for his business leadership and vision, and for
serving as a positive role model and mentor.
A-Channel Barrie/Toronto, Ottawa, Victoria/Vancouver, London, Windsor and
Wingham serve viewers with locally-focused programming and strong community
involvement, with an emphasis on local evening news and local updates on their
daily morning shows. A-Channel tells the stories residents most want to see:
critically acclaimed programming, breaking news, issues that affect daily life
and all of the great things happening in their hometown communities. A is
owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier
CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's premier multimedia company with ownership
of CTV, Canada's No. 1 television network, and The Globe and Mail, Canada's
No. 1 national newspaper. CTV Inc. owns and operates 27 conventional stations
across the country, with interests in 35 specialty channels, including
Canada's No. 1 specialty channel, TSN. CTVglobemedia also owns the CHUM Radio
Division, which operates 35 radio stations throughout Canada, including CHUM
FM, Canada's No. 1 FM station. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an
interest in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple
Leafs, Toronto Raptors and the Air Canada Centre; and an interest in Dome
Productions, a North American leader in the provision of mobile high
definition production facilities.
For further information:
For further information: Alexis Hood, Communications, CTV Inc., (416)
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