Kidscreen has learned that Kim Wilson, longtime creative head of children’s content at the CBC, is no longer with the Canadian pubcaster.
CBC head of media relations Chuck Thompson confirmed Wilson has departed the broadcaster. He also affirmed that the search for a new head of children’s is underway. In the interim, the department will be led by CBC general manager of programming Sally Catto.
Wilson had been at the pubcaster for close to 14 years, from September 2001 until this week. As creative head since 2005, she oversaw all programming decisions for Kids’ CBC, including its linear morning block, website and other digital endeavors. Some of her most recent commissions include preschool-targeted series Chirp (Sinking Ship Entertainment), The Moblees (Shaftesbury) and The Adventures of Napkin Man (Breakthrough Entertainment/Little Tugboat/Little Airplane).
Wilson was one of the inaugural inductees into the Radio and Television Hall of Fame at her alma mater Ryerson University in Toronto, where she also teaches Children’s Television Production.
Prior to her tenure at the CBC, Wilson held several roles at provincial pubcaster TVO.