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To better connect Canadians across the country, CBC News announced today expanded CBC NEWS NOW primetime coverage anchored from Vancouver by Ian Hanomansing, coming Sept. 19 to CBC News Network. In addition to CBC NEWS NOW, he will continue to contribute regularly as a correspondent with The National.

"We are a country spanning six time zones in a 24-hour news world," said Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor in chief, CBC News. "This expansion of CBC NEWS NOW is part of our ongoing commitment to better inform Canadians around the clock and across the country."

"This is an incredible opportunity to give Western Canada a strong voice," said Johnny Michel, managing director, CBC British Columbia. "The announcement today demonstrates, without a doubt, CBC's commitment to being deeply rooted in the regions and keeping Canadians connected."

"We are pleased to have Ian join the CBC NEWS NOW team," said Todd Spencer, executive director, CBC News Network.  "This is a tremendous opportunity to better engage with and serve our western audience, and Ian is the perfect anchor to help us make those connections."

With more live programming than any other news network in Canada, CBC News Network is Canada's top source for breaking and up-to-the-minute news.

"I'm proud to be taking our award-winning breaking news coverage into primetime from Vancouver," said Ian Hanomansing.  

Hanomansing has had a long and award-winning career with CBC News, including a Gemini Award for Best News Anchor in 2008. 

Further announcements regarding CBC News Network primetime programming will be made in the coming weeks.


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