Creative Exec Julie Bristow to Leave Cost-Cutting CBC

The latest departure follows broadcast topper Kirstine Stewart exiting the Canadian public broadcaster last month to run Twitter Canada.

TORONTO -- The creative brain trust at the CBC is losing its second top executive in as many months on news that Julie Bristow will leave her post in mid-June.

The departure of Bristow, executive director of studio and unscripted programming, follows broadcast topper Kirstine Stewart's April departure to run Twitter Canada.

Bristow and the CBC gave no details on where the top exec is landing after leaving the network, outside of a continued association to be unveiled in the near future.

“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,” Bristow said in a statement.

The departures of Stewart and Bristow comes during a period of cost-cutting and retrenchment at the CBC, which faces stiff competition from private broadcast rivals.

Jennifer Dettman, head of factual entertainment, will fill in for Bristow on an interim basis.