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Toronto-native Kevin Bourne, also known as "KB The Boss" or simply "KB", is a arts and culture journalist, media personality, and writer/producer. As CEO and Creative Director of the PR, content marketing and branding firm SHIFTER Agency Inc., KB has worked with everyone from New Balance to CBC.

The former political staffer is quickly becoming a staple in Canada's cultural landscape as both a commentator and freelancer, writing and commenting on music, film/television and fashion. He has appeared nationally on CBC News Network and locally on CTV, CBC Radio, CityNews, and 580 CFRA and has been published in ByBlacks, the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Business Journal.


Doubling as editor-in-chief at SHIFTER magazine, Kevin has covered some of Canada's top red carpet events, from the Juno Awards to the Canadian Screen Awards and has interviewed everyone from Kevin Hart and "Fast and the Furious" star Tyrese Gibson to Orange Is The New Black star Dascha Polanco. He is also the former host of CBC Ottawa's digital series "In The Loop", a former music columnist on CBC Radio One, the co-producer of the SHIFTER x CBC mini-doc series "OT Rising" and is one of the hosts of CBC Music's national Polaris Prize radio series "The Ten".

After producing two short films and two digital series, he co-founded SHIFTER Entertainment as a producer of film & TV projects, digital content, and live event experiences, along his wife and business partner Koliah. They currently have an unscripted  reality series in production for Bell's Fibe TV1. As a screenwriter, Kevin has written a screenplay for a feature film and is finishing up two pilot scripts.



  • TEDx speaker

  • Media topics: Music, Film/TV, Fashion, Sports, Business/entrepreneurship

  • Speaking topics: Personal branding, Entrepreneurship, Ownership, Faith & Culture, Black business

  • Bilingual (English-French)

  • Available for speaking and media opportunities in Canada, United States, U.K., Caribbean


  • Dear Black King

  • Creative Mornings Ottawa (Insecurity, Creativity and Inclusion panel)

  • Thrive (Faith and business)

  • The Academy of Recording Arts (Personal branding and marketing for producers)

  • Artpreneur Conference 2019 (The space between community and commercial)

  • Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (PR Tips for Artists)





KB has appeared nationally on CBC News Network, as well as on  CTV and SHIFTER. Check out KB's TV reel below.


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