CALGARY’S GLOBAL NEWS AT NOON NAMES BINDU SURI AS NEW ANCHOR

Calgary’s News Leader* Honours Retiring Anchor and Consumer Champion Tony Tighe on Thursday, August 2 ... Business Reporter Tomasia DaSilva Expands Role to Cover Calgary’s Consumer, Business, and Money Stories

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CALGARY, Canada – Global Calgary is expanding its focus on consumer and business stories as it bids farewell to the city’s most accomplished consumer reporter. Tony Tighe is retiring after spending more than four decades at the forefront of journalism in Calgary.  At the same time, the network is pleased to announce the appointment of Bindu Suri as anchor of Global News at Noon, and Tomasia DaSilva takes on the expanded role of Consumer and Business Reporter for Calgary’s number one news destination.*

Global Calgary’s Bindu Suri moves from her role as weekend co-anchor of Global News Morning to lead the continued success of Calgary’s top noon-hour newscast as anchor of Global News at Noon. Bindu has built a robust audience as weekend anchor and brings a strong profile in the community to the News at Noon.

Assuming the consumer reporting beat is Global Calgary’s Business Reporter, Tomasia DaSilva. Tomasia’s role expands from her ongoing “Minding Your Business” segment on Global News Hour at 6 to a new brand that will focus on consumer, money, and business stories that impact Calgarians.

After an illustrious 40-year career in broadcasting, Tony Tighe anchors his final Global News at Noonbroadcast on Thursday, August 2. Tony has become the city’s greatest advocate of righting consumer wrongs, earning many accolades for his investigations and feature reporting, including being honoured with the Radio Television Digital News Association’s (RTDNA) Lifetime Achievement Award.  “Tony Tighe’s stellar reporting and support for community organizations have changed our city for the better,” said Chris Bassett, News Director for Global Calgary. “No one can cut to the heart of a story like Tony and we have been honoured to work with him for so many years.”

Join Global Calgary in celebrating Tony Tighe’s career on Thursday, August 2, starting with The Morning News with Gord Gillies and Sue Deyell on Global News Radio 770 CHQR. In addition to anchoring his final broadcast of Global News at Noon, Tony will join the Global News Hour at 6 team to look back on some of his career highlights.

Global Calgary has served the community for more than 60 years and was recently awarded the Kaleidoscope Award for Diversity and Canada’s Best TV Newscast (Large Market) by RTDNA. For more information about Global Calgary, visit Globalnews.ca.

* Source: Numeris PPM Data, SP’18 (Jan1-May27/18), A25-54 rtg%, ranker based on 3+ airings, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver

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