Whether you are a resident of Toronto or a visitor to the city, you are sure to be aware of the various news stories happening around the world. These news stories can range from political to sports and include entertainment topics as well. Despite the fact that you may not be able to follow all of these stories, you can still get a general idea about what’s going on in the world, if you know where to look.
Earlier this week, Global news in Toronto reporter Christine Crosbie died in an accident. She was a former reporter at Global and worked for the Granite Club for several years. She was a mom to Marina and a loving aunt to Evan and Megan. She also was an avid reader.
Crosbie was also a biker. She had ridden her bike to work several times over the years. She had been a longtime advocate for cyclists in the city. She had even advocated for more protected intersections.
Crosbie was a news buff and a well-read reporter. She was a member of the Ontario Science Centre and the CBC. She was a producer and general reporter. She also worked as a weather specialist.
Whether she’s chatting with her fellow citizens, covering a newsworthy event or discussing politics, Farah Nasser is a powerhouse in the field of journalism. A graduate of the Toronto Metropolitan University’s Radio and Television Arts program, she’s also a member of the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s board of directors. Her extensive resume has included reporting for a number of prominent outlets, including CBC, Citytv, Global National and /A Channel News.
She’s been involved in some high-profile moments, such as covering the first-ever meeting of the country’s new prime minister Justin Trudeau and moderated the main debate in the Ontario provincial election in 2018. She’s been an ardent supporter of the Aga Khan Foundation, a global charity dedicated to promoting democracy, human rights and development in developing countries. She’s also spoken at numerous events and conferences on the subject of diversity.
Managing Editor Doriana Temolo has been promoted to news director at Global National. She will lead all aspects of the newscast.
The Global Television Network is a group of owned-and-operated stations in Canada. The company’s stations include stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Saskatoon. It has an estimated coverage of 98% of Ontario.
Susan Hay joined the Global news team in 1989. She anchored daily national forecasts and regional news reports. She also worked as a reporter and entertainment reporter. Her work won four awards. She was also an executive producer of the “Making a Difference” segment on Global.
Former CBC reporter Michael Hennigar was hired as a senior producer. Hennigar previously worked at Global BC. He has been a long-time broadcast journalist.
CBC is under fire after a union filed a grievance against the news station, claiming it violated the Canada Human Rights Act, the Privacy Act, the collective agreement, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The CBC argued that Khan made a personal opinion on a controversial topic, but the arbitrator ruled that CBC managers had forced him to take down his tweet.
The Canadian Association of Journalists calls on all newsrooms to uphold the right of reporters to speak about race and racism. It says that news organizations need to reform their practices in order to be inclusive of racialized journalists.
Khan told CBC management that he was being applied a set of policies in a way that was harmful to journalists of colour. He said he felt it was necessary to have a conversation about race and the CBC.
Getting a job in the news business is no easy feat, especially if you don’t come from the A-list. Thankfully, the Toronto Star is the largest and most prestigious of the big dailies. To wit, the Star has had a plethora of high profile news hounds including triumphalies like William Reilly and his ilk. And a revolving door of the best and the worst are a constant. Luckily, the Star has a knack for bringing out the best of the best, with a notable exception being Bruce Garvey, who was the most eminent of the bunch. Fortunately, the Star is also a hive of a community, with its fair share of good cops and bad guys.