Business News Network anchor dies of colon cancer
Jim O’Connell, a business journalist on the Canadian Business News Network, has died from colon cancer that was detected in February, several Canadian newspapers have reported. He was 48. Business News Network is the Canadian equivalent of CNBC.
The Canadian Press reported, “O’Connell helped launch Canada’s business channel Report on Business Television, now known as BNN, in 1999. He went on to assume numerous senior editorial roles, including most recently as host of the network’s flagship program, Market Call.
“Before joining BNN, O’Connell had an extensive career in journalism, including more than two decades with CTV News, reporting out of Ottawa, Winnipeg, Toronto and serving as bureau chief in Washington and London.
“He also served as host and correspondent for CTV’s investigative news series W-Five.
“‘Jim was one of the country’s finest and most respected journalists,’ Jack Fleischmann, BNN’s general manager, said in a release.
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