Cochran, CBC’s senior managing director for Atlantic Canada, is taking on a new role, overseeing the implementation the of public broadcaster’s Strategy 2020 for news operations. 

By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor

Andrew Cochran, CBC’s senior managing director for Atlantic Canada, is taking on a new role, overseeing the implementation of the public broadcaster’s Strategy 2020 for news operations.  

Editor-in-chief and general manager Jennifer McGuire said in a memo to staff that Cochran will be responsible for all CBC News strategies and will represent CBC News’s interests in real estate projects and regulatory issues. He will start his new role on Aug. 11 in Toronto.  

Denise Wilson, managing director for CBC Atlantic in St. John's, will take over for Cochran as senior managing director in Atlantic Canada. She will be based in Halifax but for the next few months will divide her time between Halifax and St. John’s.  

Clarification: Cochran will oversee the implementation with the CBC's news operations and not for the entire public broadcaster. 


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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.