The CBC has announced that music and radio industry executive Tara Mora has been appointed to the newly created role of Senior Director, Radio, Talk and Music Programming.
Reporting to Jennifer Dettman, Executive Director, Unscripted Content, and beginning immediately, Mora is responsible for leading the strategy, programming and development of the unscripted team’s audio content and schedules for CBC Radio One, CBC Music and CBC Listen. She will oversee CBC Music, CBC Books, q, Now or Never, and Under the Influence, and lead developer for new unscripted audio content (excluding CBC News & Current Affairs and CBC Podcasts).
“Tara’s years of invaluable experience in audio programming and the music industry make her perfectly positioned to take on this important role,” said Dettman. “She is a strong innovative leader who is passionate about supporting and celebrating the Canadian artistic community, and ensuring a diversity of voices and perspectives are always heard.”
“I'm grateful for the opportunity to build on the legacies of CBC Music and CBC Radio One,” said Mora. “Our teams are adapting to the ever-changing digital landscape and evolving to better reflect the audiences we serve. We're partnering with incredible organizations to expand our reach and to increase our impact. It's an exciting moment to be stepping into this role.”
Mora joined CBC’s Digital Operations team as an Account Manager in 2013 and soon thereafter moved to the role of Executive Producer for CBC Books. Under her tenure, Canada Reads, The Next Chapter and Writers & Company have been recognized by the New York Festivals Radio Awards, and CBC Books has received the Ontario Library Association’s Champion Award. Prior to her time at CBC, Mora held multiple roles within the Canadian music industry, including the New Media Manager at Warner Music Canada, the Director of New Media and Marketing at MapleMusic Recordings, and the General Manager of MapleMusic.com.