Khanna exiting Chum content post


TORONTO -- Roma Khanna, senior vp content at Chum Television, on Thursday became the latest in a series of executive departures from the Canadian broadcaster as it merges with rival CTVglobemedia.

In an internal note to employees at Toronto-based Chum, Khanna said her job will end once the radio and TV broadcaster is absorbed by CTVglobemedia and its five Citytv free-to-air TV stations are sold separately to Rogers Media.

"While other opportunities with CTVglobemedia did exist, we have decided that there isn't anything that meets their needs while still being as exciting for me as what I was doing before," Khanna said after four years in the post at Chum.

Her departure follows last week's announcement that Jay Switzer, president and CEO of parent Chum Ltd., will be retiring as the company is swallowed by CTVglobemedia (HR 6/23).

In early June, the CRTC greenlighted CTVglobemedia's $1.4 billion takeover of Chum, stipulating that its five Citytv stations be sold off. Rogers Media eventually stepped forward to buy the five Citytv stations for $375 million.