CBC MAKING CHANGES TO FOUR-HOST FORMAT OF FLAGSHIP NEWS PROGRAM ‘THE NATIONAL’

Ian Hanomansing will host on Friday and Sunday from Vancouver. Rosemary Barton is taking on a new position as the CBC News chief political correspondent.

Any of the changes that we have made and will continue to make are in response to what we’re hearing from the audience,” Chuck Thompson, head of public affairs at CBC English Services, said Wednesday in a phone interview. Nathan Denette / THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo

The CBC is making changes to the four-host format of its flagship newscast “The National” in response to feedback from viewers.

The public broadcaster said Wednesday that Adrienne Arsenault and Andrew Chang are the show’s two main hosts from Monday through Thursday.

“The National” will be broadcast from the Toronto studio, with Arsenault continuing to frequently host from the field. In the previous format, anchors were located across the country.

Meanwhile, Ian Hanomansing will host on Friday and Sunday from Vancouver.

He’ll also “contribute special reports across the week, with a spotlight on Alberta and British Columbia,” Chad Paulin, executive producer of “The National,” said in a memo issued to staff Wednesday.

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