Here are some of the biographies of the people here at The New PL:
Andy Paterson, Regional Assignment Supervisor
My love for journalism began while I was serving in the British Army’s Parachute Regiment. One of the things I had to do was to was to monitor current events by reading newspapers and watching television news. Having grown up in Niagara Falls, Ontario, I had only seen news through the eyes of Buffalo’s newscasts and anchors such as Irv Weinstein. Now I saw the much bigger picture and I became fascinated with the way the stories were told on British newscasts. When I left the army, I came back to Canada, enrolled in Broadcast Journalism at Mohawk College and knew right then I was doing what I loved. I graduated in 1984, winning the award for the top graduating student, and having already worked at CKOC Radio and CHCHTV on a part-time basis. That experience helped me get a job in Lloydminster, Alberta, From there I went to ATV in Moncton, New Brunswick; the CBC in Sydney, Nova Scotia and Windsor, Ontario, then back to the Maritimes with MITV (later Global Maritimes). I’ve been a production assistant, reporter, anchor, managing editor and executive producer. Coming to London is very much like coming home for me and very exciting for my wife and three children.
Cal Johnstone, News Director
Cal returned to London in early 2003, almost 20 years after graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a Master’s degree in Journalism. Prior to joining the New PL/WI/NX, he spent 8 years at Global Television in Toronto as Assistant News Director and Assignment Editor. Cal has also worked at numerous radio stations across Ontario including CJBK/BX-93 in London, as well as stations in Sarnia, Kitchener, Barrie and Toronto. And he’s worked in print journalism, spending four years as National News Director for Standard Broadcast News in the early nineties. Born in England, Cal moved to Canada with his family in 1967. He’s married with two children.
Dom Mumford, Program Manager
Don Mumford was born and raised in British Columbia. In 1979, he graduated from the Television Broadcasting program at London’s Fanshawe College, where he received the “Broadcaster of the Year” award. Don began in broadcasting at CFAC-TV (now CISA), Lethbridge, Alberta, in 1979. Since then, his career has encompassed many different aspects of the industry, including writing, producing, sales, research, promotion and programming. Don is currently responsible for Programming, and Public Relations at The New PL, London, The New WI, Windsor and The New NX, Wingham.