Ziniak, who has worked at Rogers and OMNI Television for 34 years, is stepping down in October.

 By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor

OMNI Television’s national vice-president Madeline Ziniak has decided to step down after a 34-year career.

She will leave in October to pursue new opportunities with ethnic media, said a press release from OMNI’s parent company, Rogers Media.

“Madeline has been a tremendous advocate for and leader in ethnic media for more than three decades, and is respected by all those that have had the pleasure of working with her,” said Keith Pelley, president of Rogers Media. “I want to thank Madeline for her vision and unwavering dedication in leading OMNI Television. We look forward to working with her through the transition and know she will continue to make a positive impact in the multilingual media landscape.”

Ziniak also serves as the chair of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association, is a founding member of the Strategic Alliance of Broadcasters for Aboriginal Reflection (SABAR) and a co-chair of the International Press Freedom Awards. 

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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.