GLOBAL NEWS LAUNCHES DAILY NEWS PODCAST,
WAIT, THERE’S MORE
Host Tamara Khandaker Provides Listeners a Deep Dive into the
Day’s Biggest Headlines Every Weekday Afternoon
Tamara Khandaker (R)
For Immediate Release
TORONTO, May 10, 2019 – Global News announced today the launch of the network’s first original daily news podcast Wait, There’s More, hosted by versatile Global News journalist Tamara Khandaker. Demystifying the day’s biggest headlines by providing all the context listeners need to have a deep understanding of current events, new episodes of Wait, There’s More will be available daily – Monday through Friday – starting Monday, June 10, 2019 on all major podcast platforms.
“People are demanding more high-quality news content that goes deeper into the big issues of the day, that they can experience on their schedule – at home, at work or on the road,” said George Browne, Director, Online News Content, Global News. “With the daily podcast Wait, There’s More, Global News will do just that, and on a growing medium that is perfect for those wanting much more from their news.”
Host Tamara Khandaker is a Toronto-based journalist at Global News. For the past three years, she’s penned sharp, modern coverage of politics, Canada’s role on the world stage, and the rapidly changing social climate around the world. Prior to joining Global News, Tamara worked as a reporter for VICE and the Toronto Star. Her work has also appeared in Maclean’s and The Walrus.
“The world today moves incredibly fast and it’s easy to fall behind the news cycle,” said Khandaker. “With Wait, There’s More, we’ll keep listeners informed by taking them inside the headlines to reveal the full story, explore new angles, ask tough questions, and talk directly to the people most affected by the biggest stories.”
The award-winning Curiouscast network launched in 2018 and is home to internationally recognized brands with diverse audio storytelling, including: the #1 music podcast in Canada*, The Ongoing History of New Music; top true crime podcasts Crime Beat, Nighttime and Dark Poutine; ASMR podcast Nothing Much Happens; and Super Awesome Science Show (2019 Canadian Podcast Award Winner for Outstanding Science and Medicine Podcast).
*SOURCE: Apple Podcasts: Top Charts (Canada), Music, May 9, 2019.
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