John Hinnen appointed news VP for Rogers Media TV and radio

In the newly created position, the Rogers radio vet will oversee the direction for all Rogers TV and radio news brands nationally.

Rogers Media has appointed John Hinnen to the newly created position of VP of news for Rogers Media television and radio, effective immediately.

“John will lead our suite of television and radio news brands into the next generation of news coverage to create an unparalleled audience experience,” said Scott Moore, Rogers Media broadcast president, in a statement.

Hinnen was previously news VP for Rogers Radio and VP and general manager of 680News.

In his new role, he will oversee the direction for all Rogers Media TV and radio news brands nationally, including CityNews and CityNews Channel.

He will also continue to oversee 680News and all news content for Rogers’ 55 radio stations.

According to a release from Rogers, CityNews and Rogers Radio will continue to operate as separate newsrooms, but will be aligned under Hinnen’s direction.

Hinnen joined Rogers Media in 1974 as a sports announcer for CFTR, and has held several senior positions with Rogers Radio, including news VP at CHFI, news and sports director at CFTR and chairman of the Rogers Multimedia Content Committee.

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