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CBC Promotes Noorani To Direct Podcast Division

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Canada’s CBC announced that Arif Noorani, Executive Producer of CBC Podcasts, has been appointed to the newly created position of Director of the division. Noorani will lead content strategy and development, and identify new opportunities in the CBC podcast division.

“When you look at the depth of his industry experience, it’s easy to see how Arif has helped lead the success of CBC Podcasts,” said Leslie Merklinger, Executive Director of CBC Podcasts. “Arif employs an audience-first approach in whatever he does, and that is particularly evident in the wide range of well-received series that he’s shepherded since co-founding the division with me seven years ago. I am so excited about the potential of CBC Podcasts and am grateful to have Arif as a partner to help take this content powerhouse to the next level.”

Noorani has more than 30 years of experience in journalism having worked as a print reporter, producer, programmer, creator and entrepreneur. His career includes experience leading arts and film festivals; executive producing Day 6 and Q; and producing programming in different locations around the world on The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti.

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