Andrew Chang joins CBC Vancouver as TV news anchor
Chang begins new role Labour Day; Gloria Macarenko to host CBC Radio One show and produce TV news profile
CBC Vancouver is making changes to its local TV newscast, announcing today that Andrew Chang, who recently left the anchor desk at CBC News Montreal, will become the anchor of the supper hour broadcasts.
Chang has been with the CBC for 10 years, beginning as a staff reporter and video journalist covering both local and national breaking news. He was part of CBC's broadcast team for Sochi 2014 and recently filled in hosting CBC Radio One's The Current.
He left CBC News Montreal last May to go on paternity leave, and says he's ready for his new role.
"The team at CBC Vancouver has proven time and time again that they are the best at investigative and original journalism,” said Chang.
“The radio and online offer is one of the strongest in the country and I am looking forward to being part of the team."
In addition to hosting CBC News Vancouver on television beginning on Sept. 1, Chang will provide perspective on the top stories of the day on radio, as well as write analysis pieces for cbc.ca/bc.
"Andrew has a gift for interviewing and analysis. He can break down a story like few others can," said Johnny Michel, senior managing director for CBC British Columbia and Alberta. "His passion for news , coupled with a strong technical background in editing, shooting and programming, positions him perfectly for where the future of broadcasting is going – multiple skills in a multiplatform environment."
Current television news host Gloria Macarenko will become the new host of CBC Radio One’s network show The Story From Here, which showcases stories and documentaries from across the country.
“This is an incredible time of change for the CBC and the industry in general,” said Macarenko. “I believe with every change comes opportunity. I look forward to adding radio to my role. "
Macarenko will also continue to host the weekly current affairs television show, Our Vancouver, and will appear in a regular segment on CBC News Vancouver doing one-on-one interviews with a wide range of high-profile Vancouverites.