CBC News announces management changes

Five people in upper management positions at CBC News have new job descriptions and job titles, as the public broadcaster makes organizational changes.

According to a CBC News report, the following changes, which will take effect April 1, were announced in a staff memo:

  • Jonathan Whitten — formerly director of English network TV news, becomes executive director of news content, taking over management of the desk that handles news assignment and manages resources.
  • Heaton Dyer, formerly senior director of strategy and innovation, becomes executive director for programming strategy and innovation, a job that involves working across all media platforms.
  • Todd Spencer, formerly executive director of news content, becomes executive director of the CBC News Network, the 24-hour TV network formerly called Newsworld.
  • Fred Youngs, who has been news renewal project manager, becomes director of strategic resource management and project manager, responsible for managing work flow.
  • Gino Apponi, formerly director of news projects, becomes chief of staff for McGuire.