Shelley Youngblut left the Calgary Herald and her role as editor of Swerve magazine. She is replaced by Valerie Berenyi, who previously served as a senior news features reporter for the paper. Edmonton AM has a new pair of hosts starting Monday morning on CBX (Radio One). Lydia Neufeld returns to the CBX morning show after a 15 years absence and joining her is Rick Harp who moved to Edmonton from STREETZ 104.7 FM in Winnipeg, after previous stints at APTN Winnipeg, CKCU in Ottawa and beginning his career working on As It Happens in CBC Toronto in the mid-1990s. Emily Mertz has replaced Jennifer Martin on Alberta Primetime on CTV Two (formerly ACCESS TV) and shares co-hosting duties with Michael Higgins also the show’s senior producer.
Three New VPs Have Been Hired at Metro Canada. The company, which is primarily owned by Torstar, hired Quin Millar as VP, sales, Metro English Canada. Quin most recently worked at Postmedia as the director of integrated advertising. Being promoted to new VP roles at the company are Steve Shrout, who is now the VP and group publisher, Metro Western Canada, and Jodi Brown, who has been promoted to VP, marketing and interactive, Metro English Canada. Shrout has been with Metro for four and a half years and adds Metro Vancouver to his portfolio which already includes Metro Calgary, Metro Edmonton and Metro Winnipeg. Brown has been with Metro Canada for four years, most recently working as director of marketing and interactive. One of her core responsibilities is to launch the newspaper in Apple’s Newsstand inside the App Store.