CBC News Now
CBC News Now (formerly CBC News: Today) is the daytime rolling news program on CBC News Network. The show broadcasts daily from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET (to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays), with additional evening broadcasts on weekdays (discussed below). It is also simultaneously broadcast on CBC Television from 6 to 7 a.m. and from 12 to 1 p.m. in most time zones, serving as a morning and noon newscast in each region. (As the program does not begin until 6 a.m. ET, CBC stations in Atlantic Canada substitute either rebroadcasts of the previous evening's local newscasts, or simulcasts of local CBC Radio One morning shows, during the 6 a.m. AT / 5 a.m. ET hour.)
Although the "News Now" title is shown on-screen throughout the program, the title is not normally spoken aloud. Instead, anchors normally say "you're watching CBC News Network" at the top of each hour and going into each commercial break.
The show covers national and international news throughout the day, featuring live coverage of breaking news and interviews with newsmakers and experts. The show also has hourly business and weather updates. The daytime broadcasts are produced at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto.
Recently, the CBC News Network launched a variety of mobile services for viewers. Individuals are able to access prominent stories and daily news features through the CBC News Now Mobile App.
Primetime airings of the program on weeknights, produced at the CBC Regional Broadcast Centre Vancouver and hosted by Ian Hanomansing, were added in fall 2012 as a replacement for Connect with Mark Kelley, a more resource-intensive program which had been cancelled due to CBC budget cuts, as well as the weekday airings of The Passionate Eye. There are three such broadcasts each weeknight, during the 8 p.m., 10 p.m., and 1 a.m. hours (all times Eastern).
These editions are similar in format to the daytime airings but primarily feature Vancouver-based reporters including Sarah Galashan and Johanna Wagstaffe. For the first several months, the final two minutes of each evening edition was devoted to a quick-cut montage of the day's events titled "The Edit", which appeared to be patterned after CBS This Morning's opening montage, the "Eye Opener"; this segment was abandoned by mid-2013.
Weekdays (Eastern Time):
- Heather Hiscox from 6 to 9 a.m.
- Suhana Meharchand from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Carole MacNeil from 12 to 3 p.m.
- Reshmi Nair from 3 to 5 p.m.
- Ian Hanomansing from 8 to 9 p.m, 10 to 11 p.m, and 1 to 2 a.m.
Weekends (Eastern Time):
- Michael Serapio from 6 to 10 a.m.
- Andrew Nichols from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Christine Birak from 1:30 to 5 p.m.
- Andrew Nichols