CBC News: Toronto - Diana Swain
Diana Swain is the Gemini award-winning host of CBC News Toronto at 5 and 6 p.m. CBC News Toronto at 5, 5:30 and 6 is your evening newscast that focuses on breaking and advancing important local news in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Diana also handles other assignments for CBC including hosting the 2008 Olympics from Beijing and appearing on CBC News The National as substitute host.
After working in private radio and television, Swain joined Canada's national public broadcaster in 1990. She quickly moved from local news reporter to The National as a correspondent in 1993, covering Manitoba and Saskatchewan. She then anchored the award-winning local TV news program in Winnipeg until 2001.
Swain then became co-host of CBC's investigative news magazine program Disclosure, where her work took her to news stories unfolding around North America, Europe and Central America.
She has been recognized at the New York Festivals television awards in the News Documentary category, and won the annual media award from B'Nai Brith Canada for human rights reporting in 1991. Her work has twice been included in winning submissions for the Michener Award, Canada's award for meritorious public service in journalism. She is a five-time Gemini nominee, recognized for her reporting, writing and hosting on CBC News programs. She won the Gemini for Best News Anchor in 2000 and 2009.
CBC News: Toronto - Aaron Saltzman
Aaron Saltzman is the new host of CBC News: Toronto at 5:30 pm, an exciting new addition to our full coverage local newscast at 5, 5:30 and 6. Aaron has been a familiar face on CBC News at Six Toronto as a backup host to Diana Swain. Since 2007, he has worked as a national reporter based in Toronto and has also hosted The National, Saturday Report, Newsworld Today and Newsworld Weekend.
Aaron Saltzman started his career in Toronto at CFRB as a producer, reporter and newscaster. In 1998, Aaron joined CBC TV in Edmonton. As a local reporter and sports anchor, Aaron covered both news and sports, from the Weibo Ludwig oil patch bombings to the 2001 World Championships in Athletics.
In 2002, Aaron became a CBC national reporter based in Calgary. Over the next five years he covered nearly every major story across the west, whether it was the shootings of 4 mounties in Mayerthorpe, deadly avalanches and forest fires in BC or the Milgaard inquiry in Saskatchewan.
Aaron returned to his hometown of Toronto in the spring of 2007. "I know this city, it's a part of who I am. I'm very happy to be home", said Saltzman.
A graduate of Ryerson's Journalism program, where he also played on the varsity hockey team, Aaron is married with two young children.