Tina Cortese is an accomplished and versatile award-winning broadcast executive, producer, and cross-platform journalist. She was instrumental in building and growing news programming as the General Manager and Vice President of Citytv Toronto for Rogers Media. Tina was a valuable member of the launch team for one of the most widely recognized news channels in the country, CP24. A two-time Gemini award-winning producer for breaking news coverage and special event programming, Tina also served as executive producer for Breakfast Television, CityLine and multiple national New Year’s Eve broadcast specials at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto.
Currently, Tina is the station manager and news director at 105.9FM, York Region’s only dedicated radio station. She has also spent time behind the mic as news anchor and news director for CORUS RADIO and weekend news anchor at BELL MEDIA’S NEWSTALK1010.
Tina hopes to inspire the next generation of journalists with her commitment to post-secondary education. She is acting Chair at the School of Media at Seneca College where she was also a professor of journalism. Tina was a contract lecturer in the Journalism Program at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) and a professor in the Broadcasting – Radio and Contemporary Media program at Durham College in Oshawa.
Along with her depth of industry and teaching experience, Tina holds a Master of Education from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and a degree in Radio & Television Arts from TMU (formerly Ryerson University).