Richard Stursberg has spent his entire career working in broadcasting, film, television and program production. He was Assistant Deputy Minister, Culture and Broadcasting, at the federal department of Communications, President of the Canadian Cable Television Association, CEO of Starchoice and Cancom (now Shaw Direct), Chairman of the Canadian Television Fund, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, and head of English services at the CBC. His book, The Tower of Babble, was named one of the best books of 2012 by The Globe and Mail.