Castanet announces the appointment of Jon Manchester as News & Content Manager, effective Jan. 5.
General Manager Chris Kearney said, “This is the person we’ve been seeking for a long time. After scouring Western Canada for the ideal candidate, we found him in our own backyard.”
A gifted Okanagan journalist for 30 years, Jon has done reporting, writing, editing, photography, headlines, entertainment, Internet, coaching and newsroom management. He was recognized by his peers with the Thomson Newspapers’ North American Award of Excellence and has spent the last 20 years as Wire Editor, Regional Editor, Weekend Editor, Entertainment Editor and Managing Editor at the Kelowna Daily Courier.
“I feel as though my whole career has led to this point,” Jon said, “I’m excited about bringing together the best of traditional and new media. All I’ve learned about media, through my local contacts, my passion for news has brought me here - this is an opportunity that just makes sense. It’s where I belong now.”
Just passing its 14th birthday, Castanet.net now reaches 350,000 people each week, mainly in Kelowna and the Okanagan.