Annette Goerner, Videographer
Annette graduated from Fanshawe College in the Broadcast Journalism program, followed by a Certificate in Television News Videography. While still in school, Annette began a career in radio, reporting at Windsor’s AM 800 CKLW and Telemedia Radio as reporter and weekend anchor.
A documentary on Juvenile Diabetes landed her an award with the Radio and Television News Director’s Association. In her last month of school, she travelled to Halifax to spend a month at ATV.
She then returned to London to start her first job in television at The New PL….and on to The New WI
Derek Rogers, Reporter
Derek began his broadcast career working in radio in Sault St. Marie after graduating from the Broadcast Journalism program at Loyalist College in 1988. From there he made a quick transition to television and worked as a reporter and anchor in Sault St. Marie and Sudbury. He joined the News Now team as a reporter in May 1998.
Jim Kippen, Engineer and Operations Manager
Jim Kippen was born in Sudbury, Ontario and attended a technical high school. He worked in mining related jobs during and post school. He enlisted in the RCAF and worked as a radar technician for five years before leaving to work for Canadian National Telecommunications as a radio technician at the rail yards in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He enrolled in the broadcast engineering technology course with CREI, a continuing education division of Washington University, and began working with the CTV television station CJAY-TV (now named CKY-TV) in Winnipeg. During his five year stint at CJAY, he was involved in mobile productions including CFL Football and the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team. He was also responsible for the station’s transmitter maintenance. Jim came to CFPL-TV in 1971 as a broadcast technician. In 1985, he was promoted to Supervisor of Engineering and in 1995, he became Manager of Engineering. In 1997, Jim assumed his current title of Manager, Engineering and Operations.
Tom Fitz-Gerald, Station Sales Manager
Tom Fitz-Gerald was born in Montreal, Quebec, which makes him a large hockey and Habs fan! He graduated from The University of Western Ontario and joined Texaco Canada in their Sales and Marketing Department. Tom has been in broadcast sales for 14 years and has sold for CHUM stations ATV/ASN, Citytv, and The New VR. Tom is currently Station Sales Manager for The New PL, The New WI and The New NX. Tom enjoys sports, especially hockey and baseball. He is a member of many community organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce and the London Ad & Sales Club.