David Walmsley appointed CBC’s director of news content


News reporting veteran David Walmsley will return to the CBC, where he was once exec producer and managing editor, as CBC News director of news content.

“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,” said CBC News general manager and editor-in-chief Jennifer McGuire in an announcement Tuesday.

In this role, Walmsley will drive foreign and domestic newsgathering for all platforms and programs.

Walmsley was most recently managing editor at The Globe and Mail in Toronto. He came to Canada in 1998 to help launch the National Post, and then moved over to the CBC as exec producer of newsgathering, and later managing editor of CBC News Ottawa.

He began his career in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and moved to Glasgow and then London, where he worked as a reporter for The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph.

Walmsley will take his post after Labour Day.