CTV News Kitchener Expands Sunday Evening Newscast to Full Hour, Beginning this Weekend

— April 15, 2014

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KITCHENER (April 15, 2014) – CTV News Kitchener  today announced the expansion of its market-leading Sunday evening newscast to a full hour, starting this Sunday, April 20 at 6 p.m. ET. The move comes as the station’s long-running current affairs series PROVINCEWIDE comes to an end after 29 years and following the decision of original host and producer Daiene Vernile to pursue a career in political office.


“It has been a momentous and gratifying experience informing viewers for almost three decades," said Vernile.  


“The success of our hour-long Saturday newscast has led us to the decision to expand the Sunday newscast, and we are delighted to serve our dedicated viewers who continue to demonstrate they value our efforts by tuning in,” said Michael Melling, Regional News Director, CTV Ontario. “We thank Daiene for all of her hard work and dedication, and wish her well as she pursues a career in politics."


With the decision to expand its Sunday newscast, CTV News Kitchener further reinforces its longstanding position as the go-to destination for breaking news in the Golden Horseshoe.


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For more information, contact:

Jon-Ross Gabriel, Bell Media, 416.384.6836 or jon-ross.gabriel@bellmedia.ca

Julie MacFarlane, Bell Media, 416.384.4623 or julie.macfarlane@bellmedia.ca