CBC News Chief Burman To Exit
June 20, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
CBC NEWS Editor-in-Chief TONY BURMAN has announced that he will exit the network as of JULY 13. BURMAN has been with the CBC for almost 35 years and has been Editor-in-Chief for 7 1/2 years. ESTHER ENKIN has been named acting Editor-in-Chief to replace BURMAN for now.
"It has been a privilege to lead this wonderful operation during such an important and dynamic period," said BURMAN in a press release. "But this has been longer than I had planned. Change and renewal are at the core of the best journalism and I look forward to directing my energy and enthusiasm to new projects."
CBC RADIO VP JANE CHALMERS called BURMAN "a brilliant journalist, a dedicated advocate of public broadcasting and a true leader. "Much of what CBC NEWS, particularly CBC NEWSWORLD and Television News, is today is the result of his vision and leadership. CBC NEWS and the Corporation as a whole owe him an enormous debt of gratitude."