CanWest promotes Macdonald to news director


TORONTO -- Canadian broadcaster CanWest MediaWorks on Tuesday said it has promoted Karen Macdonald to news director of its three news-gathering bureaus in Quebec. Macdonald, most recently station manager at CKMI in Quebec City, will move to Montreal to oversee news bureaus in Montreal and Sherbrooke in addition to Quebec City, effective Nov. 1. Macdonald, a former news anchor, has launched a host of news magazines shows in Quebec for Global Television, one of two parallel networks that CanWest MediaWorks operates nationwide.