Nov 17, 2022

Already a long-serving voice on World Report, Young starts immediately as 

permanent host, Monday to Thursday.


Northcott to join the award-winning morning audio newscast, 

hosting Friday to Sunday, beginning November 26.


CBC News today announced Marcia Young and John Northcott as the new team to host the award-winning flagship morning audio newscast, CBC NEWS: WORLD REPORT.

WORLD REPORT listeners will be familiar with veteran newscaster, Marcia Young, who shifts from weekends to now hosting the program Monday through Thursday. No stranger to weekend audiences,  John Northcott will step away from his anchor duties on CBC News Network to take the WORLD REPORT host chair, Friday through Sunday. Together they will deliver the morning’s top news from across the country and around the world, seven days a week, on CBC Radio, the free CBC Listen App for iOS and Android, voice activated speakers and online at

“The depth of experience Marcia and John bring to the program, and their shared ability to connect how the headlines are impacting people wherever they live, can only deepen the great relationship they have both built with morning audiences,” said Seema Patel, Senior Director, CBC News Programs, CBC. ”I look forward to hearing them continue to tell the stories that will help listeners better understand the day’s news as it unfolds and reach more and more Canadians on every platform.”

Marcia Young is an award-winning host whose career at CBC began in 1998 with hosting and reporting stints that brought Canadians stories from Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Chicago, New York and most recently, Barbados, where she covered the island nation’s break from its colonial past to become a republic. She has hosted several breaking news specials including the London subway bombings, U.S. election of President Joe Biden, the death of Prince Philip, the convoy protests in Ottawa and the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. She has also developed audio specials including the story of Jamaican independence on the 50th anniversary, a country where she spent the first few years of her life. 

“Joining the weekday team is an opportunity to spend more time with producers, reporters, and hosts across the country,” said Young. “They are all incredibly dedicated people making great radio. I'm looking forward to bringing Canadians the stories that matter to them."

John Northcott has spent over 30 years in journalism and is coming back to where his career began, in radio. He has covered everything from politics, crime, science and environment, gender issues, disasters, and the arts. He has lived in Tokyo, Toronto and across Ontario including London, Owen Sound and Kitchener.  He’s filed from all those places and Washington, New York, India, Sri Lanka, Dubai, South Korea, Bali, and Bangkok as well. He has travelled to more than 50 countries on five continents.

“Anchoring World Report is a chance for me to speak to the audience in a different way, through the intimacy of radio,” said Northcott. “It is also a chance for me to work with a team of smart, curious journalists including the fabulous Marcia Young.”

Young takes the lead on weekdays starting immediately, and WORLD REPORT welcomes Northcott to the program beginning November 26. Former weekday host, Nil Köksal, was appointed co- host of CBC Radio’s AS IT HAPPENS when Carol Off stepped down from the program earlier this year.

Almost a million listeners start their day with WORLD REPORT, live and on-demand, seven days a week. The program is integral to the success of CBC’s local morning shows across the country, 21 of which are #1 in their market. WORLD REPORT has been recognized two years in a row by RTDNA Canada as Best Radio Newscast (2021 and 2022). 

WORLD REPORT is a 10-minute newscast that reports what happened overnight, what is happening in the world right now, and a first look at the stories that will develop through the day. A blend of original and investigative journalism, with compelling interview clips from newsmakers, the show is a fast-paced informative way to start each day. Weekdays the show broadcasts locally at 5 a.m, 6 a.m, 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. (6, 7 and 8 AT; 6:30, 6:30, and 8:30 NT).  Weekends the show broadcasts locally at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. (7, 8 and 9 AT; 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 NT). 

Each week, millions of listeners tune in to the selection of CBC’s audio news programs; on the radio and online, live and on-demand. Listeners wake up to World Report, and are kept up to date throughout the day and night in fast-paced 4.5-minute newscasts on The World This Hour. The World at Six is a 30-minute evening audio news program, featuring short segments that give context to the stories of the day. The World This Weekend is a dynamic 30-minute broadcast that keeps audiences informed and entertained with in-depth news features, broadcasting locally at 6 p.m. (7 AT) on Saturdays and Sundays.


About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

For further information, please contact:

Frances Bedford, CBC PR