Radio host Mark Sutcliffe announced he’s cutting down his show to focus more on business. (Twitter)
At least three people are leaving CTV Ottawa, while 1310 News has hired former CFRA host Rob Snow to allow Mark Sutcliffe to cut the length of his show.
Sutcliffe announced on Twitter Friday morning that he wants to spend more time being involved in the local business community, as an entrepeneur and coach for small businesses. (Sutcliffe is also chair of Great River Media, which publishes the Ottawa Business Journal and other things.) To do this, Sutcliffe says his daily radio show will go from four hours to one hour in January. Rob Snow, who was recently let go from 580 CFRA, will host a new show for 1310 News.
Three staff are also leaving CTV Ottawa. Terry Marcotte, sports director for the station, announced last week he will be departing within a few weeks. Following Marcotte in announcing departures were reporters Catherine Lathem and Joanne Schnurr. As of Friday afternoon, none had said what they planned to do next.
No words Joanne. CTV Ottawa is losing its best, most solid reporter. We will all miss “your nose for news.” But excited for you, too! https://t.co/pkr4VPMKph— Carol Anne Meehan (@MeehanCarolAnne) December 5, 2019