This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
A senior executive at CBC, Kirstine Stewart, has announced her decision to leave the corporation in order to run the new Canadian office of Twitter. Stewart has worked as the executive vice-president of English language services at CBC, while working in all dimensions including television, radio and online services, since her appointment in January 2011.
Stewart will be quitting her position straightaway to join Twitter, an internet social networking and microblogging service based in San Francisco. In a press release, Stewart, mentioned that “I’ve had some of the happiest moments in my life at the CBC, and I’ve been honoured to represent such an important name to Canadians.” She stated that “I’m proud of what we’ve done together these past seven years. I will miss the CBC family dearly, but I know that even when one leaves the CBC, the CBC never really leaves you. It’s in my DNA, and I’m all the better for it.”
On the other hand, the president and CEO of CBC/Radio Canada, Hubert Lacroix, acclaimed Stewart of being helpful in raising the corporation’s profile. He mentioned that “Kirstine really understands the role of the public broadcaster and has been a fierce proponent of its distinctive place.” Lacroix added that “she has been instrumental in establishing CBC as a modern public broadcaster.” He especially pointed out the CBC’s coverage of high-profile events such as the Olympics, the Pan American Games and soccer’s World Cup in Brazil. He announced that their general manager of finance and strategy, Neil McEneaney, will be filling in for Stewart on an interim basis.