Updated Nov. 23: Here are the cuts we know so far, broken down by region:
- CTV News Vancouver sports director and anchor Perry Solkowski
- CTV News Vancouver meteorologist Michael Kuss
- CTV News Vancouver reporter Peter Grainger (according to the Globe and Sun)
- CTV News Vancouver reporter Lisa Rossington
- CTV News Vancouver assignment reporter Len Catling
- CTV News Vancouver producer John Scott
- TSN Radio’s Jeff Paterson
- TSN Radio’s Matt Baker
- TSN Radio’s Cam Mitchell
- CTV Edmonton reporter Serena Mah
- CTV Edmonton reporter Kim Taylor
- CTV Edmonton videographer Robin Cleaton (retirement)
- CTV Edmonton editor Brian Fletcher
- Four managers laid off at CTV Edmonton
- Several other union layoffs
CTV Edmonton noted on air that the first four departures noted above are all voluntary.
- Two union layoffs, and three vacancies unfilled at CTV Calgary
- Virgin Radio’s Marc Michaels
In Saskatoon a Tech and Administrative Assistant took early retirement, two vacant part-time positions won’t be filled and a temporary contract employee was let go a year early. In Prince Albert, two operations positions were eliminated. In Yorkton, a part-time camera operator position was eliminated. As far as out of scope employees are concerned The Traffic Department manager has retired, and a financial manager was let go.That’s a total of 10 union positions and 2 out of scope positions. Regina is not unionized but I had heard 13 layoffs.
- CTV: Operations manager,
promo manager, payroll manager, shooter, editor, floor director, feed and play operator, web producer, manager of traffic and receptionist.
- Radio: 9 in total, including in production, sales, street team, and engineering.
Above information via ChrisD.ca.
UPDATE (May 12, 2016): CTV Winnipeg’s promotions director emails me to say that position was not, in fact, eliminated.
- CJBK 1290 AM host Steve Garrison
- CTV Two health reporter Jan Sims
- Three news editors, two cameramen, and engineer and technical director at CTV Two
- Several managers in both TV and radio
- CTV News Channel anchor Amanda Blitz
- CTV News Channel anchor Dan Matheson (according to the Globe)
- CTV reporter Tom Kennedy (according to the Globe)
- Ann Rohmer, lead anchor at CP24 (retirement)
- CTV News Toronto 11:30 anchor Bill Hutchison
- CTV News Toronto sports reporter Suneel Joshi
- CTV News Toronto reporter Ashley Rowe (moving to Buffalo’s Channel 7)
- TSN reporter Sheri Forde (according to the Globe)
- TSN Radio senior producer Todd Hayes (according to the Globe)
- TSN Radio producer David Bastl (according to the Globe)
- Newstalk 1010 sports reporter Mike Toth
- Newstalk 1010 evening news anchor David Woodard
- Larry Keats, manager of transmission engineering
Barrie, Ont. (CTV Two)
- Weatherman Bob McIntyre (retirement)
- Creative Service Writers – 2
- Creative & Promo Editors – 2
- Promotion Producers – 2
- ENG/EFP Camera -1
- Librarian – 1
- Receptionist – 1
- Announcer – 1
- News director, accounts Manager, salesperson and P.T. Executive Secretary
The union says the Barrie station lost a quarter of its workforce with this cut.
St. Catharines, Ont.
- CTV Ottawa anchor Carol Anne Meehan (a petition has been started to get Bell to change its mind, which it won’t, and people are lamenting the subsequent scrubbing of her name online)
- CTV Ottawa sports reporter Carolyn Waldo
- CTV Morning Live host Lois Lee
- CFRA host Steve Madely (retirement)
- CFRA host Rick Gibbons
- CFRA host Shelley McLean
- CFRA/TSN1200 news reader John Brenner
- CFRA news reader Sean Connolly (according to the Sun)
- CFRA producer Mike Murphy (according to the Sun)
- Harrie Jones, director of engineering for radio
- Robert Fife, parliamentary bureau chief (moving to the Globe and Mail)
- A receptionist and cameraman at CTV’s parliamentary bureau
Stories in the The Ottawa Citizen and the Ottawa Sun. The Sun also reports that CFRA will have its newscasts read by CTV Ottawa personalities. And Unifor says CTV Ottawa will no longer have a local sports segment at 11:30pm weekdays.
Grandson, 7, this am: "What does 'swept aside' mean?
Grandson: "cause that's what the newspaper says; that you were swept aside."
— Rick Gibbons (@rick_gibbons) November 18, 2015
- TSN 690 morning host Elliott Price
- TSN 690 host Abe Hefter
- Virgin Radio 96 overnight host Mike Dall (Mike D)
- CHOM weekend host Rob Kemp
- CHOM overnight host Ron MacKinnon (Ronny Mack)
- CJAD reporter Patrick Lejtenyi
- CJAD morning show weather specialist Suzanne Desautels
- Several technicians and salespeople at CTV Montreal, including editor Luc Poirier (retirement)
- CJAD National Assembly reporter Angelica Montgomery
- Rouge FM morning host Marie-Josée Longval (according to the Journal de Québec and Le Soleil)
- Énergie interim general manager Patrick Côté (according to the Journal de Québec)
- Two promotions employees and one production employee (according to the Journal de Québec)
The Journal de Québec has a roundup of cuts at Énergie and Rouge FM stations, including Marie-Josée Longval at Rouge in Quebec City and Patrice Henrichon at Énergie in Sherbrooke.
- CTV Halifax reporter Rick Grant (retirement).
- TV swing traffic/receptionist laid off
Two positions affected at 21-M in Halifax/New Brunswick/Cape Breton. One each in TV and radio.
A swing traffic/receiptionist was lost in TV, and an on-air person in radio. Two might not seem like a lot, but in TV for example 21-M is down to fewer than 20 members.
This is a very incomplete list, based on names reported so far. It doesn’t include probably scores of behind-the-scenes staff like cameramen, producers, editors, support staff and more. If you have names to add to this list, or to confirm, or links to other reports, send them my way.