Exec to direct Global and CH News divisions

TORONTO — Global TV’s former Washington bureau chief and White House correspondent Troy Reeb has been appointed senior VP of news and current affairs at Global’s parent company Canwest, the Canadian broadcaster announced Wednesday.

Reeb will direct the Global News and CH News divisions and will be instrumental in launching Global National’s London, Beijing, New Delhi and Jerusalem offices and first newsmagazine show this fall.

“Troy’s strong leadership skills, fresh ideas and expertise in the news business will ensure his natural transition into this role,” said Canwest exec VP of content Barbara Williams in a statement.

Reeb, who most recently held the post of news operations VP, replaces Steven Wyatt, who recently retired after a 30-year career in broadcast journalism.

Canwest Broadcasting operates terrestrial networks Global TV and E! and 21 pay TV channels.

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