Anchor | CBC News Network
Andrew Nichols is a full-time CBC News Network anchor, (Thursdays and Fridays 3 - 5 p.m. ET, Saturdays and Sundays10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET). Nichols is also the permanent host of CBC TV, The National on Saturdays (5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET).
Nichols joined the CBC in Winnipeg in 2001. Since May 2004, Nichols has been based in Toronto where he has worked as a CBC News Network Anchor, a newsroom reporter, a field reporter for both television and CBC Radio One, and a regular fill-in host of Radio One's Cross Country Check Up.
Nichols has covered a number of major news stories at News Network, including the breaking news of the Paris attacks in Nov. 2015, the highly anticipated and widely watched Shafia family guilty verdict. He also had the challenging task of reading Jack Layton's Letter to Canadians live and "cold" on the air, as the country came to grips with the sudden death of the NDP leader. A happier moment: reveling in the euphoria shared with other Canadians celebrating the "Golden Goal" by Sidney Crosby in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
He has also covered a number of big stories at News Network's predecessor CBC Newsworld. Nichols was the first to deliver the news of the death of Pope John Paul II to Canadians in 2004 as well as the Conrad Black verdict in 2007 and the assassination of Benazir Bhutto later that year.
Nichols holds a Joint Honours Degree in Political Science and History from McGill University and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa. He's a bilingual native of Montreal, where he was born and raised.