CBC making changes to four-host format of flagship news program ‘The National’


TORONTO — The CBC is making changes to the four-host format of its flagship newscast “The National” in response to feedback from viewers.

The public broadcaster says Adrienne Arsenault and Andrew Chang are now the show’s two main hosts Monday through Thursday.

Ian Hanomansing will host on Friday and Sunday, and Rosemary Barton is taking on a new position as the chief political correspondent of CBC News.

Barton will work across all platforms, appearing on “The National” to report on big political stories, and continue to host the “CBC News: At Issue” panel.

The CBC says she’s the public broadcaster’s first female chief political correspondent.

Arsenault, Chang, Hanomansing and Barton were announced as the hosts of a revamped edition of “The National” in August 2017, following the retirement of longtime anchor Peter Mansbridge.


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