SASKATOON, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Leisha Grebinski returns to
Saskatchewan from northern B.C., where she has been co-hosting the
region's radio morning show, CBC Radio One's Daybreak, after spending
more than five years as an associate producer of CBC Radio One's The
Morning Edition with Sheila Coles. She has produced stories and news
for CBC Radio One's The Current, DNTO, Sounds Like Canada and C'est La
Vie. Born and raised in Regina, Leisha is a graduate of the University
of Regina's Journalism program.
"I'm thrilled to be returning home to Saskatchewan," says Leisha. "I'm
really looking forward to being part of a new show that reflects
day-to-day life in Saskatoon and connects with the community both
on-air and online in a way that's never been done before."
Leisha will be joined by online host Matt Kruchak, who will engage with
the morning show audience at cbc.ca/saskatoon, CBC's new local online
news service. Matt joins CBC from the Regina Leader-Post, where he
worked as the coordinator of interactive news and is also a graduate
from the University of Regina's Journalism program. The rest of the
team is comprised of producer Kim Garritty, who will return home to
Saskatoon after producing CBC's morning radio show in Quebec City,
Quebec AM, and the familiar voice of CBC's Dan Kerslake, who will
provide listeners with the latest up-to-date local news. The name of
the morning show will be announced a later date.
"The launch of our new morning program and online service in Saskatoon
will establish a new way Canadians can connect to each other," says
Kirstine Stewart, executive vice-president, CBC English Services. "CBC
recognizes that a local service matters to Saskatonians and this new
morning program reflects an innovative way for a rapidly growing city
to be informed and meaningfully connected to their community."
Updates, behind the scenes photos and plans to launch the new radio show
and online service are available at the new CBC Saskatoon Facebook page, CBC Saskatoon twitter profile, CBC YXE blog at cbc.ca/sask and by following @LeishaGrebinski,
@mattkruchakCBC and @DANreports on Twitter.
CBC Radio One's The Morning Edition will continue to be broadcast on
102.5FM in Regina and 540AM across the province.
Saskatoon's new service expansion is part of CBC's five-year strategic
plan, "Everyone, Every Way" was launched in February 2011. The Plan's
goal is to better connect more than six million Canadians over the next
four years, in areas which have been identified as underserviced. For
more information go to http://www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/strategy2015/
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
SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - Saskatchewan
For further information:
Regional Manager, Communications
CBC Saskatchewan, Saskatoon