Andrew Chang to host CBC News Vancouver

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      The former host of CBC News Montreal will start heading up CBC News Vancouver at 5 and 6 broadcasts on September 1.

      Andrew Chang, who has worked at CBC for a decade as a reporter and video journalist, left CBC News Montreal on May 30 for a paternity leave. (His daughter, Arianna, was born on June 6.)

      He was part of the CBC's broadcast team for Sochi 2014 and hosted CBC Radio One's The Current when Anna Maria Tremonti was on leave.

      Chang will also provide analysis and commentary of news stories on radio and online to contribute to the CBC's adaptation to a multiplatform environment.

      “We’re approaching the news in a different way,” Chang stated in a news release. “We know the audience is able to get the news throughout the day online and on their mobile devices. When the viewer comes to television, we want to give them more depth and context to the top stories of the day and more live interviews in studio with the main players in the story. People are looking for more than just the headlines. They want the context around why things happened and most importantly what it means for them.”

      Johnny Michel, senior managing director for CBC British Columbia and Alberta, praised Chang's skill for interviewing and analysis. "His passion for news coupled with a strong technical background in editing, shooting and programming positions him perfectly for where the future of broadcasting is going—multiple skills in a multiplatform environment."

      Meanwhile, the current CBC News Vancouver host, Gloria Macarenko, will become the new host of CBC Radio One's The Story From Here. Macarenko, who has been with the CBC for 25 years, will also continue to host the TV current affairs show Our Vancouver.

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      The grass is only deceptively greener here

      Aug 27, 2014 at 4:19am

      Andrew , ask your bosses for a one way ticket back to Montreal.

      Most People in Van are vain ,shallow ,superficial ,cold , unfriendly.

      Your paycheque goes further in Montreal.

      montreal has more fun too.

      Stay here long enough and you will lose your soul.

      In time you will realize what I say is true about Vancouver.

      And you want want to raise your family here.


      Aug 27, 2014 at 6:48am

      When are we getting rid of Rick Cluff? A man with a background in sports reporting has no business hosting a morning news and analysis show. Good news hosts need to be like Michael Enright, who has the intelligence, curiosity and depth of knowledge necessary to run a good program.

      Boris Moris

      Aug 27, 2014 at 8:49am

      I wonder if Mansbridge has managed to convince Chang to have a permaboner for Harper and the oil industry yet.

      Thomas Crome

      Aug 27, 2014 at 3:39pm

      I could care less what some thirty something schmuck thinks he knows the news business, makes me laugh.
      Welcome to a 0.6 share.

      No one is watching, in droves - because no one cares.

      ex-Haney guy

      Aug 27, 2014 at 4:42pm

      With all the local talent here, why get somebody from back east? Is it because for the first "Honey Moon" period, the poor bugger won't know who to trust or believe, or who to watch out for? Will he know some of the local history orhave vested interests in the wellfare of people? Also it's pretty cynical simply not to use a local person, one who's "worked their way up the (local) ranks". I wonder about "Boris Moris"'s comment-it may be quite true.

      Xander Davis

      Aug 28, 2014 at 12:25pm

      En francais, M. Chang, en francais.

      Vous n'est pas M. Derome.
      Et vous n'avez pas un bateaur des voiles, ni "wetsuit"

      Xander Davis

      Aug 28, 2014 at 12:29pm

      Ratings won't move above a measly o.4 of a ratings point for the 18-54 age range.

      Tony Parson couldn't do it.

      At least Ian Hanomansingh knew the national, the international (His "Pacific" programme) and the local scene after decades here.