CTV News Vancouver has shuffled its anchor lineup, announcing that effective today (Aug. 23), Mi-Jung Lee and Scott Roberts will become the new co-anchor team for the weekday edition of CTV News at Six.
Both Ryerson University grads and seasoned, award-winning beat reporters, Lee got her start reporting for CHEK-TV Victoria in 1990 as the province’s first Korean-Canadian newscaster. Roberts began his career in print at the Chatham Daily News before jumping into TV. He joined Bell Media in 2006.
The news was revealed this morning on CTV Morning Live, where the co-anchors alluded to the show breaking format from what viewers are used to.
“We both have been out in the field for decades…we want to bring that journalistic integrity and passion to the anchor desk,” Lee told CTV Morning Live.
“That’s a little bit what we’re going to be doing differently on this show. You’re going to see us out in the field,” added Roberts. “That’s where we made our mark in our career, being out in the field, holding people accountable. In addition to hosting the nightly newscasts, we’re going to be out in the field a lot asking those questions.”
Other changes see Scott Hurst become lead anchor for CTV News at Noon and CTV News at Five, Monday through Thursday. Hurst will report from the field on Fridays.
Michele Brunoro will continue in her role as senior reporter Monday through Thursday, and takes over Friday anchoring duties on CTV News at Noon and CTV News at Five.
Nafeesa Karim assumes the newly-created role of anchor/co-producer for the weekend editions of CTV News at Six and CTV News at 11:30. Karim will assist with managing editorial decisions for weekend newscasts, and contribute additional reports on local breaking news throughout the week. Norma Reid will host CTV News at 11:30 weeknights.
Keri Adams and Jason Pires will continue to host CTV Morning Live.
“We’re very excited to complete this new, forward-thinking approach to our daily local newscasts by introducing new broadcast elements, expanding our digital products, and now announcing this talented group of anchors and reporters,” said news director Les Staff in a news release.
The shuffle comes four months after the station parted ways with former supper-hour anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart.
In April, the bureau announced its intent to modernize its newscasts, rolling out new set designs, updated on-set technology, and a variety of new digital products.
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