Thursday, November 27, 2008

CBC News chief to become Toronto Star publisher

John Cruickshank has resigned from the top job at CBC News to take the position of publisher of the Toronto Star, the country's largest newspaper.

Cruickshank, who joined the CBC just over a year ago, will start as the Star's publisher on Jan. 1. Jagoda Pike left the position in October to become president of Ontario's bid for the 2015 Pan Am Games and, since then, Donald Babick has been interim publisher.

The CBC lured Cruickshank, whose background is mainly in newspapers, from the Chicago Sun-Times in September 2007. He took up the newly created post of publisher of English-language CBC News.

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