Tuesday, May 31, 2016

More changes to come for CFTK Television as reporter Emad Agahi departs for Manitoba

The magic number for Prince Rupert television reporters seems to be six, as in six months of service and see ya.

Over the course of the last few years, North Coast television reporters that arrive in Prince Rupert to take up cameras for CFTK TV have put in a half year of work in news gathering and then make the break and depart for other markets.

The latest to add the entry on their resume of former reporter at the Prince Rupert bureau for CFTK TV is Emad Agahi, who filed his final report, for the Terrace based television station on Monday evening, providing a review of the weekend Relay for Life at Prince Rupert Middle School.

CFTK's Emad Agahi covering a story at Port Edward's North Pacific
Cannery Historical Site, the reporter filed his last story on the North Coast on Monday
The Rupert based reporter posted his departure note to his personal twitter feed just prior to 6 PM on Monday, making note of his new career opportunity which will take him to Winnipeg, Manitoba where he will take up his new duties on June 15th as an evening reporter with CTV Winnipeg.

Agahi follows Christa Dao, Devon Johnson and Laryn Gilmour down the highway, leaving Prince Rupert once again home to a vacant news spot in the evening news lineup.

So far there is no listing for the opening on the Bell Media job board.

Agahi's departure once again makes for a situation that could in the short term see local political issues and other stories of the region find less space on the TV 7 news cycle.

Some past notes on the North Coast media scene can be found on our archive page here.

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