SASKATOON, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - After a career spanning 12 years as the
anchor of Global Regina's supper hour newscast "Evening News" at 6 p.m.
and prime-time newscast "News Hour Final" at 10 p.m., Jill Morgan will
join CBC as the anchor of the flagship TV news program CBC News: Saskatchewan at 5, 5:30 and 6 and CBC News Saskatchewan at 11. She will make her on-air debut later this summer.
"I consider it a privilege to have people welcome me into their homes on
the news each evening," says Jill. "I am looking forward to this new
opportunity at CBC to connect with people across the province each
night, supported by the province's most accomplished team of
In addition to producing and hosting daily supper hour and late night TV
newscasts for Global Regina, Jill was instrumental in hosting several
live newscasts for federal, provincial and civic elections, hosting a
long running series documenting the progress of Wascana Lake's "Big
Dig" and a current affairs series on motherhood. During her tenure,
Jill and her team were recognized with two Radio-Television News
Directors Association awards for Best Local Newscast.
Raised in Melfort, she graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of
Technology, Radio and Television Arts program, before beginning her
broadcasting career as a photojournalist in Saskatchewan. After stints
in Red Deer as an agriculture reporter, she returned to the province as
the weekend anchor and reporter for Global Regina. She quickly moved
through the ranks to become the late night anchor and was named as
anchor of the flagship supper hour and late night newscast in 2001.
"Not only is Jill an accomplished and award-winning journalist, TV host
and producer, she has become a fixture in our community," says John
Agnew, managing director of CBC Saskatchewan. "We look forward to
bringing her experience and enthusiasm for connecting with audiences on
and on off the set to CBC News: Saskatchewan."
CBC News: Saskatchewan at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 broadcasts weekdays in Regina on SaskTel Max Channel 3, Access
Communications channel 4 and Bell Satellite channel 247. In Saskatoon,
tune in to Bell TV satellite channel 247, SaskTel Max channel 3 SD &
channel 303 HD, Shaw Cable channel 12 and Shaw Direct channel 298 on
the 'Classic' line-up or channel 28 on the 'Advanced' line-up.
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SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - Saskatchewan
For further information:
Regional Manager, Communications