While much attention has been devoted to federal funding cuts to the CBC, the national broadcaster announced on Monday (May 14) that one area it is expanding is CBC News Now.
Veteran anchor Ian Hanomansing will host prime time coverage from Vancouver on the program, which airs on the 24-hour CBC News Network.
The expanded coverage is scheduled to launch on September 19 and will be the only primetime news program broadcast nationally from Vancouver.
The Vancouver-based expansion will augment the CBC News Network's ability to cover breaking news from Western Canada and other parts of the world.
Hanomansing will continue to contribute as a correspondent for The National.
He joined CBC Television in 1986, and among his many accolades, he won a Gemini Award in 2008 for best news anchor.
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