Jack Nagler became the Corporation’s Ombudsperson for English Services in January of 2019. He is the sixth person in this position, following Esther Enkin, Kirk LaPointe, Vince Carlin, David Bazay and William Morgan.
Jack comes into the office with nearly three decades of experience in journalism. Prior to his appointment, he spent five years as CBC News’ Director of Journalistic Public Accountability and Engagement.
In that capacity, he was responsible for developing CBC’s journalistic policies. That included leading, alongside a colleague from Radio-Canada, the 2018 update of the Corporation’s Journalistic Standards and Practices. He also helped to re-draft the Code of Ethics for the Radio Television Digital News Association of Canada (RTDNA Canada), and has served on the Ethics Committee of the Canadian Association of Journalists.
Other leadership roles at CBC include stints as a senior producer at both The World at Six and The National; as executive producer for all of CBC’s international coverage; and as Managing Editor, Radio News. He spent six years in CBC’s parliamentary bureau covering federal politics – first as a field producer, and later as a senior producer with CBC Newsworld, a forerunner of the CBC News Network.
Jack is originally from Calgary, but now calls Toronto home with his wife and two sons.