Thursday, May 25, 2017

The National might replace Peter Mansbridge with multiple hosts

CP's Lauren LaRose writes:
"As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to The National, the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts for the anchor desk.
“'We want it to be a show around active journalists,' Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News, said in an interview.
“'We want the hosts of the show to be able to do field-based work too, and that will be more manageable with more than one (person) in terms of how the show works.'
"McGuire said they are scouting for candidates within and outside of the public broadcaster to take over for Mansbridge, who plans to step down after July 1. Mansbridge’s career has spanned nearly five decades, including 28 years at the helm of The National as anchor and chief correspondent.
The full revamp of The National is slated to debut in mid-October."
“'It will be a new format, it will be a new set, it will be new graphics — the whole feel,'” said McGuire.

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