CBC executive Kirstine Stewart leaves for job as head of Twitter Canada


A high-ranking CBC executive is leaving the public broadcaster to run Twitter Canada.

Kirstine Stewart, who today changed her Twitter handle from @KStewartCBC to @kirstinestewart, has taken up a job as head of Twitter Canada after two years as executive vice president of CBC’s English Services.

“I’ve had some of the happiest moments in my life at the CBC, and I’ve been honoured to represent such an important name to Canadians,” said Stewart in a media release.

Hubert T. Lacroix, president and CEO of CBC/Radio Canada, said Stewart has played a valuable role in establishing CBC as a “modern public broadcaster.”

The corporation is currently on the hunt for her replacement.

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