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.”