Tuesday, June 05, 2007

from the "this just in..." dept.

Way back in 1997, I was lucky enough to be part of the Vancouver Television start up team.

Over the years that followed there were many good times. There were also many not-so-good times -- the newsroom near-coup a fine example. But we all felt that we had peen part of something special, even though our expectations and reality went in opposite directions.

A decade later, many of us from those early days are scattered across the the planet. Belize. Ghana. White Rock. India.

Back then I was the news promo guy at VTV. It was a tough job. I had to get grumpy reporters to give up story details and/or shoot stand-ups for promos. Many didn't get it.

Satinder Bindra did.

This morning I was checking various websites that report on business of media. I found the following terse posting:

Satinder Bindra Leaves CNN

CNN senior international correspondent Satinder Bindra has left the network, TVNewser has confirmed.

He left CNN a few weeks ago, a spokesperson says without elaborating.

"He is responsible for the Network's coverage of India, and the South Asian region," according to his bio. He had a high profile on CNN in the wake of the 2004 tsunami.

I wonder what the story is...


1 comment:

Murman said...

Good times Doug, Good times.

As for Satinder, there's not a classier guy in the business, I miss him to this day.