Julie Bristow just announced that she will be leaving her role as the CBC as its Executive Director of Studio and Unscripted Programming, as of June 14. Details are still sparse as to where Julie is going to next, but we’ll keep you posted as we become aware.
We broke the story that Kirstine Stewart also left the CBC to head up Twitter Canada.
“We know that talented people like Julie often look for new challenges and we’re happy for her that she’s ready for the next phase of her career,” said Neil McEneaney, Interim EVP, CBC English services in a statement. “While we’re sorry to see Julie leave, I’m excited at the prospect of CBC working with her in our shared goal of celebrating the best in Canadian content. We’ll have more to say on that further down the road.”
As we reported previously Neil took over for Kirstine, and had his first public appearance hosting CBC’s Upfront last week at their headquarters in Toronto.
“CBC is one of the most important cultural institutions in the country and it has been an honor to have been part of its evolution to a modern public broadcaster,” said Bristow. “I’ve had the unique opportunity to create content in all genres for all platforms, including news, sports and entertainment. It’s been a privilege to have worked with some of the brightest people in Canadian broadcasting. I look forward to a continued relationship with the CBC, albeit from a different vantage point, as I embark on a thrilling new opportunity in my professional career.”
Head of factual entertainment Jennifer Dettman will take on the role of executive director of studio and unscripted content on an interim basis.