Louis LalandeExecutive Vice-President, French Services
Louis Lalande was appointed Executive Vice-President of CBC/Radio-Canada French Services on January 16, 2012, after holding the position on an interim basis since September 26, 2011.
Mr. Lalande oversees all aspects of CBC/Radio-Canada’s French-language programming services, which include, among other things, Télévision de Radio-Canada, Réseau de l’information de Radio-Canada (RDI), ARTV, Radio de Radio-Canada, Radio Canada International (RCI), Radio-Canada.ca, Espace.mu and TOU.TV.
Mr. Lalande has been in the news business for 25 years, mainly at Radio-Canada. Before joining CBC/Radio-Canada’s Senior Executive Team, he was Executive Director of Regional Services, which comprise television, radio and web services. Prior to that, he helped establish the Centre de l’information de Radio-Canada in Montreal where he was the News and Current Affairs Director for Télévision de Radio-Canada and RDI for more than two years, after having been Executive Director of Technical Production. Mr. Lalande stopped working for the national public broadcaster for a few years during which he notably created LCN, TVA’s all-news television channel.
At an earlier stage in his career at Radio-Canada, Mr. Lalande was responsible for Le Point, a prestigious news and current affairs program. Mr. Lalande was Executive Producer for that show for three years. Previously, he acted as Executive Producer of special coverage and major events for 10 years. In this role, Mr. Lalande was at the forefront of the stories that left their mark across the country.