She’s All That

Canadian Women in Communications 2010 Woman of the Year

Kirstine Stewart

“… one of the brightest stars in Canada’s televison industry. Since joining the CBC in 2006 as general manager of CBC English Television, she has revitalized ratings and generated new revenue streams. As the network’s chief creative officer, she has overseen the launch of such hits as Dragons’ Den, Little Mosque on the Prairie, The Border, Battle of the Blades, The Tudors and The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos. Her strategy of programming original, quality Canadian content that reflects and showcases Canada has paid off, earning CBC-TV its highest audience share in years, while also garnering numerous awards and much critical praise. At CBC-TV, Kirstine has created a corporate culture that supports and promotes women’s career development. She has launched numerous initiatives that focus on helping her employees advance while maintaining a work life balance. Kirstine is an outstanding role model who has paved the way for other women to advance to the highest levels of the industry.”

~ CWC

She recently convinced the brass to hire Deb McCain (whose other clients include design guru Sarah Richardson and high-end shoe retailer Ron White) as her publicist—unprecedented for a behind-the-scenes type. It pays to pay someone else to help you look good.

— Paul Nelson ~ Toronto Life, 2006

18 comments:

  1. Posted April 30, 2010 at 9:39 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    You people need to calm down. She didn’t have an affair but people like you caused it to happen. What do you think her husband when one of you started the rumor about her and George sleeping together? What about her kids? All of this is bull and you know it. :)

  2. MammaryMama
    Posted March 20, 2010 at 12:50 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Was her assistant sexier? Too much competition?

  3. Nha
    Posted March 20, 2010 at 7:17 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Too bad she fired her assistant who got this and all her awards.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted February 22, 2010 at 11:40 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Who the hell cares anyway? I love the show but I don’t give a shit who he’s sleeping with.

  5. Anonymous
    Posted February 22, 2010 at 7:46 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Sounds like she’s turning into a biohazard. Proceed with caution.

  6. anon
    Posted February 21, 2010 at 8:55 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    George was not Kirstin’s only, err…’friend’. Think about the little prairie show and not corner gas. She really needs a good talking to.

  7. Casual Observer
    Posted February 21, 2010 at 7:09 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    DNA is not necessary. Art would suffice. A photo or two or three. The reason I discount this as legit is that he does not comes across as a “dad” wannabe. She has baggage in the form of two kids.

    • Allanjoined April 10, 2009
      Posted February 21, 2010 at 7:24 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      Yeah, why would she want one more?
      Also, George has been known to tell “little white lies”.

    • anonymous
      Posted February 21, 2010 at 7:36 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      I don’t think he was in it for a relationship, despite what she thought.

  8. anonymous
    Posted February 21, 2010 at 6:05 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    What do you want, used condoms? Ask people close to the show. It’s more than rumour and innuendo.

  9. Casual Observer
    Posted February 21, 2010 at 4:30 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I’m with Anon @ 4:52 – all this babble about an affair. In the absence of proof, it is all rumor and innuendo.

  10. Anonymous
    Posted February 21, 2010 at 7:42 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Exactly! At the CBC, it’s just another day at the office.

  11. anonymous
    Posted February 20, 2010 at 10:35 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    It was huge news in the states when Letterman slept with a staffer.

  12. anonymous
    Posted February 20, 2010 at 4:52 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Where’s the media asking these questions?

    • Anonymous
      Posted February 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      The “media” protects its own – there will never be a story on anyone in the CBC doing anything unethical.

  13. Anonymous
    Posted February 20, 2010 at 1:18 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Why does a civil servant need a publicist?

  14. anonymous
    Posted February 20, 2010 at 1:54 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Since when is The Hour a hit? And is it really ethical to keep a low-rated show on the air because you’re banging the host…and leaving your family for him?

  15. Anonymous
    Posted February 19, 2010 at 11:26 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    “Outstanding role model”? Am I wrong, or didn’t she leave her husband & kids for an affair with an employee?


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