CBC News announces David Walmsley as Director of News Content

Former Globe and Mail Managing Editor returns to CBC

CBC News today announced the appointment of award-winning editor, producer and journalist David Walmsley to the position of director of news content.

"CBC News is a world-class outfit, to which I am delighted to be returning," said Walmsley. "Its commitment to newsgathering, at home and abroad, and its digital expansion convey the ambitions of this organization and determination to adapt for the future, and I am thrilled to be a part of it."  

"We already have an impressive leadership team in place at CBC News," said Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor in chief, CBC News "David's proven track record with breaking news and investigative journalism, and his passion for being first, as well as providing depth and context, align perfectly with our commitment to providing high-end journalism--whenever and wherever our audiences want it."

Walmsley has held executive positions at many of Canada's major news organizations. He began his career in Belfast, Northern Ireland, moving to Glasgow and then London, where he worked as a reporter for The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph. He arrived in Canada in 1998 for the launch of the National Post newspaper before moving to CBC News, where he was executive producer of newsgathering and later the managing editor of CBC News Ottawa.

In his new role, Walmsley will drive foreign and domestic newsgathering for all programs and platforms. In the CBC's fully integrated news operation, he will harness the talents of CBC journalists in Canada and in our foreign bureaus to own both the story of the day, and set a new standard in original and agenda setting journalism.


About CBC News

CBC News is the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio,, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

For further information, contact:
Chris Ball, Media Relations
P) 416-205-7831