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Ian Hanomansing is a veteran CBC journalist, host and reporter, and a man with a rather amazing baritone voice.
The former co-host of 'CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30, & 6pm', Ian has been with CBC television since 1986. He's covered major events like the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, the San Francisco Earthquake, and the explosive Los Angeles riots back in 1992. Born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Ian grew up in Sackville, New Brunswick.
When a local reporter came to his high school, Ian confessed that he wanted to work in radio... and just 3 days after graduation he started his first broadcasting job. After that he went to Mount Allison University, got a law degree at Dalhousie, and became a national debating champion.
But Ian didn't forsake his 'first love' for the legal profession, coming back to broadcasting and joining the CBC in Halifax. Since then, Ian's hosted many programs - from 'Pacific Rim Report' to 'Times 7' to 'Canada Now' - and has also conceived and hosted innovative TV specials like 'Downtown Drugs: A Night On the Streets'.
In 2008, Ian won a Gemini for 'Best News Anchor' (beating out Mansbridge and Newman), and also had the "honor" of being impersonated by comedian Shaun Majumder on 'This Hour Has 22 Minutes'. Just last year Ian stepped out from behind the desk to become a national reporter for CBC's flagship newscast, 'The National'.