Jill Morgan named anchor of CBC News: Saskatchewan at 5:30, 6 & 11

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 journalists."

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.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - Saskatchewan

For further information:

Kerry Fraser
Regional Manager, Communications
CBC Saskatchewan
kerry.fraser@cbc.ca
(306) 347-9518

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