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Fenlon replaces Marjetti as CBC News GM

January 2, 2024

After almost 45 years in the media business including 35 years at CBC, Susan Marjetti has announced that she is retiring from her role as General Manager of CBC News. Effective immediately, Brodie Fenlon will lead CBC News, assuming the role of General Manager and Editor in Chief. Fenlon has been with CBC News since 2013, and has served as Editor in Chief and Executive Director of Programmes and Standards since 2020.

“I offer my deep gratitude to Susan for the leadership she has shown, her unwavering dedication to news and local programming, and her strong commitment to making CBC a more inclusive place for staff and for our audiences. She made a difference and she will be missed,” said Barbara Williams, Executive Vice-President, CBC. “With Susan’s retirement, there is no one better suited and prepared to take the helm of CBC News than Brodie. He is a seasoned journalist and an empathetic leader who will continue to shape the strategic direction of CBC News, guiding the news team through these turbulent times and ensuring that CBC News remains essential to audiences across the country.”

Marjetti first joined CBC Halifax in 1988. Among the wide range of roles she has taken on with CBC, she led CBC Radio and Audio for nearly five years, during which time, the JUNO Awards returned to CBC Music and the CBC Listen streaming platform, and CBC Podcasts unit, were created and launched. Her deep commitment to local programming extended to the evolution of CBC Toronto back in 2001, to better reflect and connect with Canada’s most multicultural city, and leading to morning radio show Metro Morning and the local Toronto station taking the number-one spot in Canada’s largest radio market. Her leadership and vision led to the launch of new stations in Kitchener-Waterloo and CBC’s first digital station in Hamilton. Marjetti has championed CBC News’ digital transformation and the accessibility of CBC News content across platforms, available to audiences wherever they are. Since 2020, Marjetti has served as General Manager of CBC News.

Fenlon’s breadth of journalistic experience has been gained across top tier print, digital and broadcast news organisations in Canada. A graduate of the journalism program at Western University, Fenlon worked as a reporter for newspapers in London, Ontario and Toronto before moving to digital news at The Globe and Mail. In 2011, he helped launch The Huffington Post Canada. Following that, Fenlon joined CBC News as Managing Editor in 2013 and was later appointed Senior Director of Digital News. In 2017, Fenlon was placed in charge of daily news and domestic and foreign bureaus. Since 2020, he has served as Editor in Chief and Executive Director of Programs and Standards for CBC News.

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