A recruitment process will be launched immediately for her replacement. Neil McEneaney, CBC’s general manager for finance and strategy, will be filling the position on an interim basis.

Kirstine Stewart, CBC’s executive vice president English Services, has left the public broadcasterto become the managing director of Twitter Canada.

"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,” Stewart said in a press release Monday announcing her departure effectively immediately. “I'm proud of what we've done together these past 7 years. I will miss the CBC family dearly, but I know that even when one leaves the CBC, the CBC never really leaves you. It's in my DNA and I'm all the better for it.”

Her Twitter handle changed from @KStewartCBC to @kirstinestewart soon after the official release went out. 

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A recruitment process will be launched immediately for her replacement. Neil McEneaney, CBC’s general manager for finance and strategy, will be filling the position on an interim basis.

“It is a fact of life in a competitive, creative business that when you have great people, others will try to entice them away with big opportunities,” said Hubert Lacroix, president and CEO of CBC. “Luckily, Kirstine’s team is deep in the great people line and we’ll be able to go forward without a hitch.”

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.