OLD Media Moves

Canadian biz journalist O’Leary leaving CBC

August 12, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Kevin O’Leary, an anchor on Canadian business news network CBC, is leaving for a rival network, reports Simon Houpt of the Globe and Mail.

Houpt writes, “Mr. O’Leary, who earlier this year announced he would not return to CBC’s Dragons’ Den, will appear on CTV’s Canada AM, eTalk, The Marilyn Denis Show, and The Social, as well as the finance cable channel BNN, where he started his television career. He will also contribute to radio stations CJAD, Newstalk 1010, and CFRA.

“He already appears on CTV in the reality-TV show Shark Tank, a U.S. variation on Dragons’ Den that airs on the ABC-TV network.

“‘Kevin is an engaging personality whose savvy advice and strong business acumen will be of great interest to our viewers and listeners,’ said Bell Media president Kevin Crull, in a statement.

“‘I am excited to be joining Bell Media, as CTV is where I first started my television career,’ said Mr. O’Leary, in a statement. ‘I look forward to working with some of Canada’s finest producers to maintain the dialogue about capitalism, entrepreneurialism, and family finance that we need to have as a nation.'”

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