Longtime Shaw TV personality Joanne Kelly has revealed she’ll be leaving the community-access channel by mid-August, having accepted a new position as a journalism instructor with RRC’s industry-renowned Creative Communications program.
“I can’t believe I am writing this,” Kelly said in a Twitter post yesterday, “but after seven amazing years at Shaw TV I am moving on to my other dream job — teaching CreComm!!!”
Kelly — who’s served as host and producer at Shaw since 2004, and a producer at CTV stations in Winnipeg and Vancouver in years prior — will take over broadcast journalism duties from former CreComm instructor Steve Vogelsang, who retired in June.
“TV and storytelling is a passion of mine, so to be able to share that with the students, and to help them become better storytellers, is a real dream come true for me,” says Kelly. “I’m looking forward to helping students have that moment where everything clicks into place.”
Larry Partap, RRC’s Creative Arts chair, says Kelly will be a welcome addition to the CreComm team.
“She’s a very talented person who can wear many hats, and has developed strong relationships with the College and the community,” says Partap. “She is passionate as a person and as a teacher, and she really wants to share her wealth of knowledge with the students. We certainly look forward to having her in the Creative Arts department.”
Click here for more information about RRC’s Creative Communications program.