New GM of Programming at CBC Television


BANFF: Sally Catto has been named general manager of programming for CBC Television, elevated from the role of executive director of commissioned and scripted programming.

Catto's appointment is effective immediately. She first started working at CBC in 2001, as the executive in charge of production for drama, before taking on posts as the creative head of drama and executive director of arts and entertainment. She left CBC and spent some time in the independent sector, rejoining the broadcaster two years ago. Since then, she has been overseeing drama, comedy, children's and select documentary programming.

Heather Conway, the executive VP of CBC English services, commented, "The breadth of candidates we interviewed was most impressive, but after a thorough search and careful consideration, I couldn't be more pleased to appoint Sally to the role.

"Among her colleagues at CBC, our external partners, and within the production community, Sally is as respected as she is well liked. Her creative sensibilities are highly regarded and her strong business focus will undoubtedly serve her well in this new position."

Catto added, "I'm extremely honored to be taking on this role and so fortunate to be working with such a talented group within the CBC. It's a pivotal time for CBC and I look forward, with my colleagues, to working closely with the high caliber of independent producers, writers and strong international partners to create exceptional content for Canadians across the country. "