It truly is a historic move with media professional Bhupinder Hundal, known for “Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition” and who served as News Station Manager for OMNI has been hired as news director and station manager of Global BC.
Via a news release, the Corusent team says “In this role, Hundal will be responsible for overseeing editorial direction, staff and operations for the station,” Hundal will join the Global team on Dec. 15, and is Jill Krop's successor who resigned earlier this fall.
Hundal is a graduate of Princess Margaret Secondary and also attended BCIT. CrossConnect Media, brainchild of Hundal's is a media company designed to enhance the profile of mainstream news organizations in ethnic communities.
Congratulations poured in Twitter from well known current broadcasters and others for Hundal.
This is historic and long overdue!— Sukh Dhaliwal (@sukhdhaliwal) November 30, 2020
Congratulations @BhupinderHundal...you will bring a fresh perspective that will be invaluable to news watchers across our provincehttps://t.co/USEEAT7rls#cdnpoli #bcpoli #SurreyBC #cdnmedia #bcmedia pic.twitter.com/9hsY5j7Ylf
December 1, 2020
😂 nice finish to the tweet https://t.co/JeEHtqvUCh— Bhupinder S. Hundal (@BhupinderHundal) December 1, 2020
Proud of you @BhupinderHundal for making history once again. It has been a pleasure working with you over the past few years and your commitment to diversity in media is commendable.— Anita Bathe (@anitabathe) December 1, 2020
Am I allowed to wish you luck now that you're our competitor?!?!? https://t.co/5SLdvNPRKL
He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is fluent in English and Punjabi.
Photo courtesy of Instagram.