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...