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, and media personality.

The former political staffer is quickly becoming a staple in Ottawa and Canada's cultural landscape as both a commentator and freelancer, appearing on CBC News Network, CTV, CBC Radio, 1310 News, and 580 CFRA and having been published in ByBlacks, the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Business Journal. Doubling as CEO of the PR and content marketing firm SHIFTER Agency Inc. and editor-in-chief at SHIFTER magazine, Kevin has covered some of Canada's top red carpet events, from the Junos to the Canadian Screen Awards and has interviewed everyone from Kevin Hart to"Fast and the Furious" star Tyrese Gibson. He is currently co-host of The Morning Shift, Ottawa's daily hip-hop morning radio show.

He is currently a board member at the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition and the Ottawa Film Office, and was recently named to the TEDx Kanata Leadership Committee and 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.

  • Co-founder and co-host of The Morning Shift, Ottawa's hip-hop morning show

  • Former Canada Editor for (UK)

  • As featured or seen on CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CTV, 1310 News, 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 Music Industry Coalition (board of directors), Ottawa Film Office (board of directors), TEDx Kanata (leadership committee)

  • 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 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 2020 TV reel below.


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