aka "KB The Boss"

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Toronto-native Kevin Bourne, also known as "KB The Boss" or simply "KB", is an Ottawa-based media/entertainment entrepreneur, freelance journalist, media personality, and branding, communications, and marketing strategist. As CEO and Creative Director of the PR, content marketing and branding firm SHIFTER Agency Inc., KB has worked with everyone from New Balance and CBC to Invest Ottawa.

The former political staffer is quickly becoming a staple in Ottawa and Canada's cultural landscape as both a commentator and freelancer, appearing nationally on CBC News Network and locally on CTV, CBC Radio, CityNews, and 580 CFRA and having 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 currently host of CBC Ottawa's digital series "In The Loop", a monthly look at the latest in the Ottawa music scene, and a music columnist on CBC Radio in Ottawa.

He is also a current board member at the Ottawa Film Office and a past board member at the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, and was recently named to Ottawa Life Magazine's Best of Ottawa: Activists & Changemakers list for 2020.


  • Editor-in-chief and columnist at the online arts & culture magazine SHIFTER

  • Media/entertainment entrepreneur

  • Co-founder and CEO of PR, content marketing, and branding firm SHIFTER Agency Inc.

  • Host of the CBC Ottawa digital series "In The Loop"

  • Music columnist on CBC Radio in Ottawa

  • Former Canada Editor for (UK)

  • As featured or seen on CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CTV, CityNews, 580 CFRA, ByBlacks, Ottawa Citizen, and Ottawa Business Journal

  • Media topics: Sports, Hip-hop, Arts & entertainment, Business/ entrepreneurship

  • Speaking topics: Personal branding, Entrepreneurship, Ownership vs. Consumerism, Faith & Culture

  • Community involvement: Ottawa Film Office (board of directors)

  • Co-host of the 2nd Annual Capital Music Awards

  • TEDxKanata 2021 speaker

  • Best of Ottawa 2020: Activists & Changemakers (Ottawa Life Magazine)

  • Bilingual (English-French)

  • Available for media opportunities in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa 


  • 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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