Richard Stursberg

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Richard Barclay Stursberg[1] is an entertainment executive. He was executive vice president of CBC/Radio Canada from October 1, 2004 to August 6, 2010,[2] narrated in his 2012 memoir The Tower of Babble.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Richard Stursberg was born in London, England and grew up in New York (where his father was working as United Nations correspondent).[4] Stursberg is the son of Jessamy Anderson (née Robertson) and broadcaster/writer Peter Stursberg. His father was born in China of German, English, and Japanese descent.[5][6]

Stursberg has more than 25 years’ experience in the entertainment, broadcasting, cable, telecommunications and cultural industries, including terms as head of the Canadian Cable Television Association from 1995 to 1999, Star Choice and Cancom from 1999 to 2001 and Telefilm Canada from 2001 to 2004.[7]

Stursberg has a master's degree from Carleton University.

He is a member of the executive committee of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association. He has been a director of PEN Canada since 2015, and became president of the board in 2017.[8]

In 2009, Stursberg married Carole MacNeil, a CBC news anchor.[9]


  1. ^ The National Publishing Directory - Presstige Books of Canada - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-01-22 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Richard Stursberg Leaves CBC". CBC News. August 6, 2010. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  3. ^ Newman, Peter C. (April 20, 2012). "The last lord of the CBC?". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  4. ^ "Richard Stursberg - D&M Publishers". Retrieved 2013-01-22.
  5. ^ Canadian Who's Who, 1992 - Kieran Simpson - Google Books. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2013-01-22 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "Description found in Archives - Search - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2013-01-22.
  7. ^ "On Trial". Ryerson Review of Journalism. Summer 2008. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  8. ^ "Canadian media executive Richard Stursberg elected PEN Canada President at 2017 AGM". PEN Canada. 2017-06-07. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  9. ^ "CBC's Stursberg to marry TV news host MacNeil". The Globe and Mail. June 2, 2009. Retrieved 2015-11-14.

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