Andrew Chang, the former host of CBC News Montreal will start heading up CBC News Vancouver at 5 and 6 broadcasts on September 1.
Andrew Chang, who has worked at CBC for a decade as a reporter and video journalist, left CBC News Montreal on May 30 for a paternity leave. (His daughter, Arianna, was born on June 6.)
He was part of the CBC’s broadcast team for Sochi 2014 and hosted CBC Radio One’s The Current when Anna Maria Tremonti was on leave.
Chang will also provide analysis and commentary of news stories on radio and online to contribute to the CBC’s adaptation to a multiplatform environment.
“We’re approaching the news in a different way,” Chang stated in a news release. “We know the audience is able to get the news throughout the day online and on their mobile devices. When the viewer comes to television, we want to give them more depth and context to the top stories of the day and more live interviews in studio with the main players in the story. People are looking for more than just the headlines. They want the context around why things happened and most importantly what it means for them.”
Johnny Michel, senior managing director for CBC British Columbia and Alberta, praised Chang’s skill for interviewing and analysis. “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.”
Meanwhile, the current CBC News Vancouver host, Gloria Macarenko, will become the new host of CBC Radio One’s The Story From Here. Macarenko, who has been with the CBC for 25 years, will also continue to host the TV current affairs show Our Vancouver.