Steven Ladurantaye has been appointed Head of News and Current Affairs of STV to lead the news organisation and deliver the transformation programme designed to ensure STV News secures its leading position across all platforms in future. Ladurantaye’s significant experience in news media spans print, radio, digital and social, and television.
Ladurantaye joins STV from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) where he was Managing Editor, responsible for the journalism and newsroom operations of Canada’s largest public service broadcast news service. At CBC Ladurantaye oversaw the restructuring of the organisation’s digital news operations and was involved in the redevelopment of the corporation’s flagship television and radio programmes.
Prior to CBC, Ladurantaye was Global Chair of News at Twitter Inc., working with news organisations around the world, including the UK, to develop their digital strategies incorporating Twitter’s platform.
Ladurantaye’s early career was built in print media across a range of Canadian publications including the Globe and Mail (Media Reporter), the Kingston Whig and Peterborough Examiner (City Editor) and the Ottawa Business Journal (Managing Editor).
Bobby Hain, Managing Director, Broadcast, said: “As Head of STV News, Steven Ladurantaye will bring extensive experience of delivering the changes that we are introducing combined with a strong public service broadcast background and passion for journalism. I look forward to working with Steven as he makes a key contribution to the next chapter of STV News.
Steven Ladurantaye said: “STV News is an industry leader at a pivotal time. I’m so excited to build on the work already done and to ensure STV News finds its audience on whichever screen they favour.”