Sophie Lui will join Chris Gailus as co-anchor of Global B.C.'s supper-hour newscast

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      Global B.C. has announced some significant changes to its newscasts, replicating rival CTV's approach of having two anchors for the 6 p.m. program.

      Sophie Lui spent years co-anchoring the Morning News with Steve Darling.

      Now, she's moving to the News Hour with anchor Chris Gailus, effective September 8.

      In addition, Lui will co-anchor the 11 p.m. newscast with Jay Durant.

      The 11 p.m. anchor, Anne Drewa, is being redeployed as a consumer reporter.

      Darling will remain on the Morning News as the station director, Jill Krop, searches for a new co-host.

      Anne Drewa (seen with Fiona Forbes) will be Global B.C.'s new consumer reporter.

      Global B.C.'s moves come in the wake of CBC News Vancouver's appointment of Andrew Chang as the supper-hour newscaster and CTV's recent loss of consumer reporter Lynda Steele to CKNW Radio.



      Janice Povey

      Sep 1, 2015 at 1:13pm

      Will miss Sophie in the morning

      Bill Good Home Equity Corporation Inc.

      Sep 1, 2015 at 3:10pm

      But but who will be the foil to Steve's terrible dad jokes each morning?

      Not converted

      Sep 1, 2015 at 6:01pm

      With their longer lead-in story (s) combined with strong Regional representation/reporting including the North and APTN connections CBC is Number one.
      Watch Global TV news on other channels across Canada and they're virtual clones.


      Sep 1, 2015 at 6:39pm

      I will miss Anne, I enjoy her interaction with her colleagues .

      Biff Legault

      Sep 1, 2015 at 10:48pm

      Who watches Global now that it is owned by Shaw? If I want to see fluff and youtube videos I can get it online.

      Sharon Whitfield

      Sep 2, 2015 at 7:41am

      who will be anchor the morning news. I don't like change.

      Journalism, anyone?

      Sep 2, 2015 at 12:58pm

      I hope there will be more time allocated for the anchors to sit on the couch and chat and laugh. That's really why all of us watch the NEWS. Really, it is. Chat, chat, chat - ha, ha, ha....

      Xander Davis

      Sep 2, 2015 at 4:40pm

      Ah, some pushing of Gailus to move on.

      Sophie Lui (not Sophia, not Liu)
      British Columbia Institute of Technology. Broadcast Radio 1993 – 1995
      News Reporter & Anchor Global TV 2007 – Present (8 years)
      Global BC Morning News Global BC Noon News Hour
      News Reporter & Anchor CHEK TV 1999 – 2002 (3 years)
      News Reporter & Anchor CFAX Radio 1996 – 1999 (3 years)
      CKOV Kelowna 1996;
      CKIQ Kelowna 1996-97;

      Best of luck and bring your graphing calculator with your and question nonsense.


      Sep 3, 2015 at 4:16am

      Global Morning News should more aptly be titled "Global Local Weather, U.S. Entertainment, Inane Sofa Chatter, House Fires....and a bit of News". The other morning they had THREE weather segments between 5:00 a.m. and 5:27 a.m. (and this was before the big storm was on the horizon). I know Lower Mainlanders are over obsessed with the weather but c'mon really, it is their normal routine though.

      Sophie is a lightweight, doesn't seem to grasp some of the stories. Going to miss Anne, she was one of the few of their "talent" that had some real intelligence that showed through.


      Sep 4, 2015 at 12:18am

      infotainment for dinosaurs