Former CBC News Chief Takes a Top Role at Muslim Network

14 May 2008 Former CBC News Chief Takes a Top Role at Muslim Network

Former CBC News chief Burman to tackle new post at Al-Jazeera

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Less than a year after leaving the CBC, former editor in chief Tony Burman is taking on a top post at news network Al-Jazeera English.

Wadah Khanfar, director general of the Al-Jazeera network, announced Burman’s appointment as managing editor on Wednesday.

Burman, who during his tenure as head of CBC News worked to integrate the broadcaster’s television, radio and online services, said that in his new post he will emphasize expanding “Al-Jazeera’s vast audience reach into important new areas of the world, most notably North America.” Read the rest of the article here.


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