Global News announced major changes to all of its Toronto newscasts on Thursday, including new anchors and a new name for its flagship newscast.
Veteran politics reporter Alan Carter and former CP24 anchor Farah Nasser will team as co-anchors of the rebranded Global News at 5:30 and 6 (formerly known as The News Hour), the television station announced Thursday.
The announcement fills the vacancy created after the resignation of Leslie Roberts.
According to a company press release, the announcement marks the “redefining” of Global’s Toronto newscasts as the station moves to a new format, heavily reliant on virtual sets and 3-D graphics.
“We’re thrilled to welcome strong new talent to our winning team of committed journalists,” Ward Smith, Global News’ Director, Eastern Stations and Station Manager for Global Toronto, said in a press release.
“Our entire anchor team has a passion for reporting the news, ensuring that business, political and community leaders are held accountable for the great responsibilities with which they are entrusted and that we cover the stories, events and communities that matter most to our viewers in the GTA and Southern Ontario.”
Global News also announced changes to its slate of news programming including The Morning Show, The News at Noon, Global News at 11 (formerly known as News Hour Final), and the weekend news which will now be known as Global News at 6 and 11.
Beginning on May 19, AM640 host Jeff McArthur will join Liza Fromer as co-host of the nationally syndicated The Morning Show at 9 a.m. McArthur is well-known to Global News viewers as he is a frequent guest on discussion panels during the evening newscast. McArthur will also continue to host his daily talk show on Toronto’s Talk Radio AM640.
Current News Hour Final host Carolyn MacKenzie will move from the late-night show to the local Toronto version of The Morning Show from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Rosey Edeh will continue to host The News at Noon throughout the week.
And current morning co-host Kris Reyes will become the new anchor of Global News at 6 and 11 on the weekends. Reyes will be reporting on social and cultural issues during the week.