Monday, October 31, 2022

Fewer local news items for TV7 after recent departures

All's quiet around the TV7 newsroom in 
Prince Rupert following the departure of former
Bell Media North reporter Eddie Huband

If you're a follower of CFTK TV7 in the Northwest you probably have noticed a decline in the number of local features and interviews, particularly from the Prince Rupert outpost, that after a string of departures for the regional Bell Media broadcast outlet.

screen shot from CFTK TV

For the most part TV7 anchor Brandon Cassidy appears to be the news department at the moment, holding onto his newscast duties and for the most part doing voice overs on stock video footage from the North Coast and other locales.

screen shot from CFTK TV

The exodus from the Terrace station began in August, when news director Hannah Schmidt departed for new adventures in Ontario, currently as a reporter with CTV News and Bell Media in Kitchener.

Heading further east in the early fall was Zack Power, who now works the news beat with Global TV in Saint John New Brunswick.

screen shot from CFTK TV

The most recent departure came in the last few weeks, when Eddie Huband who joined the TV7 staff in May and worked out of the Atlin Terminal studios of Bell Media, covering Prince Rupert stories, took his leave for anchoring duties at CKPG in Prince George.

For those with a satellite TV package, if you look through your listings you may be able to find their work on live feeds from each community, or through the websites for each TV station noted in red above.

As for the local news beat, so far there's no indication from Bell Media North in Terrace as to when they may be back up to full staffing for their positions and once again able to provide a bit more in depth coverage to the items of note from the Prince Rupert area.

At the moment their Career page is still seeking a News Director and  Video Journalist for the Terrace station.

For more items of interest from the local media scene see our archive page here.

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