GLOBAL News has announced the appointment of Bhupinder Hundal as News Director and Station Manager of Global BC. In this role, Hundal will be responsible for overseeing editorial direction, staff and operations for the station. He succeeds Jill Krop who stepped down earlier this fall.
“Offering a fresh perspective, extensive experience and great energy, we are thrilled to welcome Bhupinder as the new leader of Global BC,” said Alexandra Henderson, Vice President, Local News, Global News. “We are excited to see him lead the award-winning Global BC team into the future.”
“As a kid from Port Alberni, I grew up watching BCTV and the News Hour with Tony Parsons,” said Hundal. “It is an honour to now be in a position to lead this incredible team and a station that has meant so much to this province.”
Hundal is an astute media professional with almost two decades of experience in the industry. He most recently held the position of Senior Producer of Television News with a major Canadian broadcaster. Prior to this role, Hundal founded CrossConnect Media, a media company designed to enhance the profile of mainstream news organizations in ethnic communities.
From 2014 to 2018, he was well-known for his contributions to Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi, both in front of the camera and behind it. He is credited with performing various on-air roles, as well as developing the overall strategy that was key to the program’s success.
Hundal also had a successful tenure as the News Manager of OMNI Television in B.C., where he was responsible for overseeing the station’s Mandarin, Cantonese and Punjabi newscasts, including all personnel and bureau operations in Victoria. Additionally, he was responsible for the Punjabi National Edition on OMNI News.
Hundal is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Born and raised in Port Alberni, Hundal is a graduate of BCIT. He speaks both English and Punjabi.