Charmaine De Silva Exits CBC for CKNW


Charmaine made the announcement on her Facebook page this afternoon.

“Some big news! It is really with mixed emotion that I announce I am leaving the CBC. I have really enjoyed my time working with some of the best journalists in the country. At the same time, I am super excited to be going back to a place I know well, and love. Starting mid next month, I will be the Assistant News Director at CKNW! I’ll also be reporting again! Grateful for opportunities I have had, the people I have worked with, the lessons I have learned. Excited about this new chapter in my life.”

Published on July 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm by Dead Air Dave


July 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Gavin Bamber

Welcome back home.

July 24, 2014 - 2:48 pm


Bad move… what were you thinking? or maybe it’s jumping from one sinking ship to another?

July 24, 2014 - 3:53 pm


What does assistant news director actually mean at that station? What about Gord MacDonald? He was news director for a while some years back. Still remember his epic coverage, with Peter Warren, of the TWA 800 crash coverage.

July 24, 2014 - 6:27 pm

Rocker Rich

Maybe part of her job description will be working with at least a couple of the newbie female newcasters who seem to trip over their words and commit other verbal miscues.

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