Michael Gruzuk

Senior Director, CBC News Studios

Michael Gruzuk is the head of CBC News Studios, a development, strategy and production team supporting local and network content across all CBC News platforms. 

Prior to this role, Michael was the head of network programming for CBC News. Before returning to CBC, he was the director of news and digital for VICE Canada. Michael started his career as a current affairs producer, working on investigative documentaries and current affairs for Alliance Atlantis and CBC News productions.

Michael’s development leadership includes the 2021 relaunch of CBC News Network,  Canada' #1 daily news podcast  Front Burner, Rosemary Barton Live and Canada Tonight. Michael has created and re-launched several innovative programs including Face to Face (CBC News) VICE Canada Reports and Cut-Off (VICE Media). He was previously a program leader at The National, CBC News Marketplace, and was the Executive Producer of CBC News Specials, overseeing all domestic and international news events, including CBC's Olympic news coverage and the 2015 Federal Election. He was a lead producer of the 2019 and 2021 Federal Leaders Debates.

Michael is the winner of multiple Canadian Screen and Gemini Awards and is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism.

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