Host | CBC News Network
Reporter | The National
Since 1986, he has had a wide variety of assignments for CBC as a reporter, anchor and interviewer. Among the major stories he's covered: Alberta's Slave Lake fire (2011), Vancouver's two Stanley Cup riots (2011,1994), the Hong Kong handover (1997), the Los Angeles riot (1992) and the Exxon Valdez oil spill (1989) as well as seven Olympic Games, the most recent in Sochi in 2014.
He has hosted many programs including: Pacific Rim Report (1995-1999), which focused on Canada's connection to Asia; Times 7 (2005), a joint venture between CBC News and the New York Times; Canada Now (2000-2007), a national supper-hour newscast; Still Talking Hockey (2004), a sports-themed late night program on CBC British Columbia; and Feeling the Heat (2007), a summer series about the environment on CBC Radio One.
Hanomansing also conceived and hosted a series of innovative live specials, including Downtown Drugs (1998), which explored the problems and potential solutions in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside from the streets of that troubled neighbourhood, and 2005's Crime on the Streets, which may be the only national news show broadcast live from among the cells of a Canadian federal institution, in this case Manitoba's Stoney Mountain.
That program won a Justicia Award from the Canadian Bar Association for Excellence in Legal Journalism. Among his other awards, Hanomansing has been nominated five times for best National News Anchor winning the Gemini in 2008 and Canadian Screen Award in 2016.
Hanomansing was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, and grew up in Sackville, N.B. He graduated with an Honours B.A. in political science and sociology from Mount Allison University in Sackville, where he was valedictorian; he also has a law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax. While in university, Hanomansing won six national university debating and public speaking championships.
He began his broadcasting career at CKDH Radio in Amherst, N.S., and worked at radio stations in Moncton and Halifax before joining CBC Television in Halifax, in 1986.