Tom Harrington leaving Marketplace

From a media release:

Tom Harrington, the co-host of Canada’s top-rated consumer investigative program MARKETPLACE for five years, is leaving the show to pursue new opportunities with CBC News. Canadians will now be able to hear Tom on CBC Radio One’s THE WORLD THIS HOUR, weekdays at the top of the clock from 3 p.m. ET to 8 p.m. ET, by the fall.

“The Marketplace team is one of the most dedicated and passionate groups I’ve ever worked with, and we’ve accomplished so much and effected real change over the past five years,” said Tom Harrington. “I grew up listening to CBC Radio in St. John’s and my first full time job with CBC was in radio sports in Montreal. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to host both World Report and The World At Six and feel honoured to now call home one of the most respected news services in the world. The great Bernie McNamee is a tough act to follow at The World This Hour but I’m excited for the challenge.”

Tom Harrington is a four-time Gemini nominee, and prior to his position with MARKETPLACE, was the sports correspondent for CBC News, reporting for The National. He has also been a guest host on CBC Radio One’s THE WORLD AT SIX, THE CURRENT, AS IT HAPPENS and CROSS COUNTRY CHECKUP.

MARKETPLACE, Canada’s consumer watchdog and number one current affairs show, just wrapped its 42nd season. The show’s plans have not been finalized, and more details will be made available in the coming months.