TORONTO - Tanya Kim, who has co-hosted "etalk" with Ben Mulroney for over a decade, is among the latest group to be hit by layoffs at Bell Media-owned companies.
Bell Media, which runs CTV and a raft of specialty channels, confirmed Monday that both Kim and "The Movie Network" host Teri Hart had seen their positions eliminated.
The layoffs are part of a plan announced by the multimedia giant in June to cut up to 120 jobs at its TV operations due to "financial pressures" in advertising and subscription TV services.
In July, some 91 of the total 120 cuts were announced, mostly affecting music channels Much, M3 and MTV.
Spokesman Scott Henderson said Monday that an additional two positions were eliminated at Bell Media Radio in Ottawa.
He said five on-air personalities at BOB FM in Ottawa were let go but will be replaced.
Kim worked as a videographer at MuchMusic (now called Much) and a music reporter for CTV's "The Chatroom" before joining "etalk" in 2003 to co-host with Mulroney.
On the popular entertainment program, she worked red carpets at the Juno Awards and the Academy Awards. She also helped cover the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver for CTV.
Hart, meanwhile, was the host of The Movie Network's "Movie Entertainment," which featured long-form interviews with celebrities and red carpet coverage.
The channel's website says she has been "the face of The Movie Network" for over 18 years.
Hart and Kim could not immediately be reached for comment Monday night.
By The Canadian Press