Hanomansing one of four to host The National


Ian Hanomansing

Trinidad-born Ian Hanomansing is one of four journalists who will share anchor duties on The National, the CBC flagship nightly news program which was hosted by Peter Mansbridge for almost 30 years.

Mansbridge signed off from his final broadcast as host of The National on Canada Day.

Speculation about  his replacement ended on Tuesday when the CBC announced that senior correspondent Adrienne Arsenault, Power & Politics host Rosemary Barton, Vancouver local news host Andrew Chang and Hanomansing, news network anchor, will host the program which it said will offer an expanded digital focus along with more insight and analysis on the day’s news.

The revamped program which will debut in November, will still be an hour long and air at 10 p.m., with commercials.

Adrienne Arsenault, Rosemary Barton, Andrew Chang, Ian Hanomansing to host The National

Arsenault and Hanomansing will host from Toronto, Barton will be in Ottawa and Chang will continue to be based in Vancouver.

Hanomansing who was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. grew up in Sackville, New Brunswick. After graduating from Dalhousie Law School in 1986, he joined  the CBC in Halifax and has held many jobs with the network over the years: local reporter, national reporter, local anchor and national anchor.

He has spent the bulk of his career on the West Coast, where he has covered major events, including the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill and both Stanley Cup Vancouver riots. He currently hosts CBC News Network and has been a longtime guest host for The National, as well as other CBC shows such as Canada Now and Pacific Rim Report.

In 2008 Hanomansing won the Gemini Award for Best News Anchor and last year he won the Canadian Screen Award for Best National News Anchor.