A long-time CEMA member and supporter, Renato Zane, has been promoted to the position of Vice President / General Manager for Citytv Vancouver and OMNI B.C. Renato’’s background of 25 years of journalism, production and managerial experience will be valuable in his new role.
Renato began his broadcasting career in 1984 as a reporter for the Italian News at CFMT (now OMNI Ontario) and over the next four years was promoted to Italian News Anchor then to Assistant News Director. From 1988 to 1994, Renato was the Producer for Incontri, a nightly Italian magazine show. Renato was then promoted to Director, News & Sports, a position he held until 2002, when he was promoted to Vice President, News for OMNI Television, his most recent position. Renato has spent more than five years on the Board of Directors of the Radio-Television News Directors’ Association of Canada (RTNDA), serving as Treasurer, VP Television, and Chair of the RTNDA diversity committee. He received the association’’s distinguished service award in 2007. Renato is married and has two children – one attending McGill University and the other attending University of British Columbia. Please join us in congratulating Renato and welcoming him to his new position.