Radio & Television

Layfield takes programming reins at CBC; other shifts announced, too

TORONTO – After months of looking, CBC Television today announced that Kirstine Layfield, a senior executive at Alliance Atlantis, will become executive director, network programming. She replaces Slawko Klymkiw, who joined the Canadian Film Centre in the fall of 2005. Her official start date in what is considered the plum job in Canadian TV has not yet been announced. It was a much-sought-after post. Layfield (left) will be responsible for the overall programming strategy for CBC Television and brings almost 20 years of combined experience in the broadcasting and television industries, most recently as senior vice-president, lifestyle content at Alliance...