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I am a senior communications professional with 20+ years of experience leading teams, developing strategy, implementing award-winning news programs, writing articles and blogs as well as instructing journalism and social media. 

In 2000, I was an executive producer at one of Canada's largest broadcasters and oversaw a team of 20 professionals. Then, I became a highly-rated talk show host in Toronto guiding a small staff to very successful results.

I started a media consulting business in 2008 and had the opportunity to develop and implement strategic and media initiatives for a variety of firms, groups and community organizations

I continue to create strategic PR campaigns for groups in Canada utilizing well-honed writing, presentation and social media skills.

Now, I am the News Director at 620 CKRM in Regina where I lead a team of news and sports reporters and anchors. I also work in-tandem with sales associates on various projects which require my journalistic and social strong-holds.  I communicate effectively with upper management to ensure final outcomes are understood and achieved. Since I assumed this role, our team has achieved top ratings (medium market) according to Canada's Bureau of Broadcast Measurement (BBM). Our social media sites have grown significantly.

Along the way, I've blogged, contributed to weekly online publications, instructed journalism, and developed strong leadership and management practices. My connections throughout Canada are extensive - in business, politics and cultural circles.  While always committed to my current task, my sense of humour and creative side generally helps - especially when the clock is ticking down.

(Cover Letter at bottom of this document)


  • Expert in media relations
  • Results-driven team leader
  • Strategic thinker
  • Ability to work in high-pressure, tight-deadline environments
  • Creative and thorough in designing PR strategies
  • Strong understanding of how to leverage social media platforms in order to achieve objectives
  • Solid grasp of law related to media, libel and privacy
  • In-depth knowledge of provincial,  Canadian and international politics
  • Powerful radio, television and photography skills
  • Consistently provide effective direction and feedback to team members
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Successfully able to anticipate outcomes and goals


  • News Director, News Anchor, Social Media & Communications Consultant, and Media Relations Expert
  • Newsroom team-leader ensuring each story is accurately presented - on paper, on air and online
  • Strong ties in the media industry throughout Canada and well-connected with government/professional representatives
  • Have increased social media presence and participation on platforms at current position. Improved Facebook page-likes from 400 to 5,000 unique likes in one year. Using methods of engagement, moved up Twitter followers from 100's to 1,000's
  • Improved radio ratings from a 10.5% share of hours tuned for A12+ to 12.3% just over one year. (Bureau of Broadcast Measurement - BBM, 2013-2014)
  • Have led and managed large and small teams, with emphasis placed on keeping all levels of management apprised of process and results
  • Successful PR strategies have led to increased interest in these events
  • Teacher of journalism and social media. Many students are now successful on-air journalists and radio hosts
  • Created and maintain highly successful entertainment blog which is viewed by thousands daily
  • Part of one of Toronto's highest-rated award-winning radio newsrooms - CFRB. (Radio, Television and News Directors Association of Canada - RTDNA). Awards: Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News (team): "Toronto Rocks for SARS with the Rolling Stones" 2003; "Queen's Park Standoff" 2004; "The Jordan Manners Murder" 2007


News Director

620 CKRM Radio
Jul 2013Present
  • News Director: HARVARD BROADCASTING, Regina
  • On-air anchor for AM and FM holdings
  • Proven achiever in high social media engagement
  • Editor of all news stories
  • Story creator
  • Assignment editor
  • Create strategy for all news, sports and entertainment story-gathering

Weekly Columnist

Metro News
Jan 2013Present
  • Weekly columnist for Metro Saskatchewan's online provincial column

Communications Consultant, Media Relations Expert

Christina Cherneskey Communications
Jan 2008Jun 2013
  • Developed and implemented of strategic media and communications initiatives for various firms and companies
  • Instructed media and public relations techniques
  • Broadcast Journalist, Voice-Over Specialist, Motivational Speaker
  • Instructor of Broadcast Journalism/Social Media Journalism - Western Academy of Broadcasting
  • Guest Lecturer PR and Social Media - University of Regina (extension)
  • Clients: Native Women's Association of Canada; Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association; Musee Ukraina Museum; Lawyer - Joanne Thomas Yaccato - The Yaccato Group (Toronto); Artist - Renata Dusk AbstractArt (Yorkdale)

Television Host

Rogers TV
Jan 2003Aug 2009
  • Created, produced and hosted a bi-weekly television show focusing on Toronto real estate, home building and home financing
  • Worked with prominent Canadian TV hosts on home-design projects such as Jane Lockhart and Mike Holmes
  • Spokesperson for the Toronto Home Builders Association

Radio Talk Show Host

Astral Media/Standard Radio
Dec 2002Aug 2008
  • Hosted daily radio show as well as leading a team responsible for providing accurate, up-to-date, informative and entertaining talk radio programming for a Toronto audience

Senior Producer

CBC Newsworld
Sep 2000Dec 2002
  • Directed and managed the production and business operations of  TV show, CounterSpin. Oversaw a team of 20 producers, chase-teams and consulted with CBC Management

Talk Show Host/Newscaster

Rawlco Radio/CKOM
Aug 1998Aug 2000
  • Hosted and created programming for daily three hour open line shows
  • Led staff of four



HootSuite University

Social Media Certification
Jan 2010ongoing

Broadcast Journalism

Grant MacEwan
Sep 1987Aug 1989

Arts, Political Studies

University of Saskatchewan
Sep 1981Jun 1985


RTNDA - News - Major Market

RTNDA - Radio, Television Association of Electronic Journalists
Jul 2006Jul 2007

Spot News presentation, major market, CFRB News

RTNDA - News - Major Market

RTNDA - Radio, Television Association of Electronic Journalists
Jul 2003Jul 2004

Spot News presentation, live event, Toronto


Public Speaker; Traveller and Blogger; Photographer; Writer; Biographer; Historical researcher; Voice-Over specialist.
Social Media
Master of Ceremonies
Public Speaker
Voice Over Specialist
Radio and Television Panelist
Media Relations


Adrian Boyko - Equitable Life, Saskatoon

(306) 934-3637

Steve Kowch - Media Professional, Toronto

(647) 521-6397

Jane Brown - Radio News Broadcaster, Toronto

(647) 299-4509


Christina Cherneskey
1002, 2323 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
(306) 262-7090

September 7, 2016 

I am writing in response to the opening: Communications Advisor, External Communications, Enbridge


Thank you for taking a moment to review my CV. I know I fit the criteria Enbridge is seeking. I am eager to share my knowledge, experience and abilities with you. I understand the oil and gas industry well in Canada. In Saskatchewan, this is of highest importance, not only for the ruling government, but for the residents who live here. For example, when my news room recently reported sales for oil and gas drilling rights hit low fiscal year-to-date revenues, I went to my resources in order to explain this situation to our audience. I am well connected in this industry and am able to quickly locate contacts.

I offer you over 20-years of experience managing communication teams for top-tier organizations in Canada, such as Harvard Broadcasting, Astral Media, Rogers Television, CBC Newsworld and Standard Radio.

I am adept at communications. My various roles within Canada's broadcast industry not only included delivering and writing news. As the media climate changed, so did I - ensuring my online skills are powerful and undertaking every opportunity to expand my social media skills.

My project-management skills are also strong. I have vision and a great eye for detail. I possess each tool you require: from journalism-writing techniques, PR & engagement, social media, internal government relations and much more.  I work well under pressure and my years of news radio have equipped me with the tools to address the media as well as the public. I consistently upgrade my skills and can write, edit, communicate, speak, photograph and finish. I know how to do work required in niche markets and face every challenge which comes my way. 

My ability to communicate within an organization is one of my strongest features. I am a team-player and always focussed on building my organization's brand.

I know how to manage many streams of  information and absorb or file the information for future use. My creativity provides a different approach publications and my organizational skills ensure projects are done well.

As the current News Director at 620 CKRM in Regina, it is my responsibility to not only present news, but to best-represent residents living in this province. I try to anticipate, prevent and resolve issues. My practice is to always envision the final goal. Then, take every step to achieve that outcome. It is a technique which I have used nearly all of my career: staying one step ahead.

I am organized, efficient and committed. I continually stay abreast of Canadian issues whether through research, tracking or simply following a social stream. I arm myself with the latest technology and am trained in the most-recent industry platforms.

I work with clarity and keep an eye on the final product. I thrive on deadlines and stay until a job is done. 

Christina Cherneskey