News Hour (Canadian news program)

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News Hour
Also known as Evening News
Global News Hour
Global Evening News
Global (Regina) News (Regina, 1997-2000, 2006-present)
Global Saskatoon News (Saskatoon, 1997-2000, 2006-present)
Global Manitoba News (Manitoba, 1997-2009)
Global Winnipeg News (Winnipeg, 2009-present)
Global News (Toronto/Paris/London/Ottawa, 1974-present)
Global Quebec News (Quebec, 1997-2009)
Global Montreal News (Montreal, 2009-present)
CHBC News (Kelowna/Pentiction/Vernon/Thompson)
News Hour Weekends (on weekends)
Global (Edmonton) News (Edmonton, 2000-present)
Format News
Starring Various hosts
Opening theme "News Hour Theme"
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Location(s) Vancouver
Red Deer
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Global
Original channel Global
Picture format 480i (SDTV) (1974–2009)
1080i (HDTV) (2009-present)
First shown in Canada
Original run 1974 – present
Related shows Morning News
Noon News Hour
News Hour Final
Global National

News Hour (known as Evening News and Global News Hour) is the name of local newscast that airs on Global, each city has a different edition of the program.[1][2] The show debuted in 1974. News Hour airs in Vancouver, Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, Thompson, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Paris, London, Ottawa, Montreal, Lethbridge, Red Deer and in the Maritimes.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] The show is known as News Hour Weekends on weekends.[13]

Global BC[edit]

Main article: CHAN-DT
A Global BC News van

News Hour airs at 5:59 PM to 7:00 PM on weekdays.[3]


  • Chris Gailus - anchor.[3]

Former personalities[edit]

  • Ernie Rose, 1960–1981[14]
  • Ron Morrier, 1960–1981
  • Jean Cannem, 1960–1978
  • D'Arcy Griffiths, 1991–2000
  • Frank Griffiths, 1963–1994
  • Ray Peters, 1963–1989
  • Peter Rolston, 1963–1979
  • Cameron Bell, 1968–1989
  • Bernie Pascall, 1969–1999
  • Norm Grohmann, 1970–1979, 1983–1998
  • Keith Bradbury, 1972–1998
  • Robert Malcolm, 1972–1991
  • John McKeachie, 1973–1999
  • Patrick Clancey, 1974–1978
  • Clem Chapple, 1977–2003
  • Pamela Martin, 1977-2001 (Now Director of Outreach for Premier Christy Clark)
  • Russ Froese, 1977–1980
  • Jack Webster, 1978–1987
  • Harvey Oberfeld, 1979–2006
  • John Gibbs, 1981–1992
  • Barry Houlihan, 1983–1997
  • Elaine McKay, 1984–2006
  • Jennifer Mather, 1991–1998
  • Linden Soles, 1991–1993
  • Mi-Jung Lee, 1992-1998 (Now at CTV Vancouver)
  • Kimberly Halkett, 1993–1997, 2002–2006
  • Bill Good Jr., 1993-2001 (Now at CKNW)
  • Zack Spencer, 1994–2006
  • Sarah Daniels, 1997–2005
  • Reg Hampton, 1998-2006 (Now at CTV Calgary)
  • Keri Adams, 2001-2002 (Now at CTV Vancouver)
  • Naz Salimian, 2002–2005
  • Leigh Morrow, 2006–2007
  • Dennis Bell,
  • Don Timbrell,
  • Alan Edwards,
  • Ed Cosgrove,
  • Belle Puri (now at CBC Vancouver)
  • Margo Harper,
  • Fred Cawsey,
  • Colleen Leung,
  • Chester Grant, 1981–2004
  • Rena Heer, (2005–2007)
  • Leigh Carter, 1983–86
  • Dale Hicks (first BCTV reporter)
  • Mike Chisholm, 2005–2008
  • Kevin Newman, (2001–2008, 2008-2010 at Ottawa anchoring Global National but retired on August 20, 2010)
  • Tara Nelson, (?-2008, Now London Bureau Chief for Global National)
  • Jas Johal, (?-2008, Now Asia Bureau Chief for Global National)
  • Anna Gebauer (?-2009, Now at CTV Vancouver)
  • Tony Parsons - News Hour anchor (1975–2009, Now at CHEK Victoria and CBC Vancouver)
  • Dan Elliott (2005–2010, currently with Vancouver Giants)
  • Anne Drewa, (2009-May 2013) (Now anchoring "News Hour Final" at Global BC)

Global Okanagan[edit]

Main article: CHBC-DT
A CHBC News vehicle

CHBC News airs at 5:00 PM, 6:30 PM and 11:00 PM everyday.[12][15][16]


  • Rick Webber - producer and anchor on the 5:00 PM show.[15]
  • Mike Roberts - weatherman on the 5:00 PM, 6:30 PM and 11:00 PM show.[12][15][16]
  • Klaudia Ceglarz - reporter and anchor on the 6:30 PM show.[12]
  • Toby Tannas - reporter and anchor on the 11:00 PM show.[16]

Global Edmonton[edit]

Main article: CITV-DT
Global Edmonton's logo

News Hour airs at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on weekdays, on weekends News Hour airs 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM also.[5][13]


  • Gord Steinke - anchor and producer on the weekday news show.[5]
  • Carole Anne Devaney - anchor weekdays
  • Nicola Crosbie - chief meteorologist on the weekday news show.[5]
  • Su-Ling Goh - health matters reporter on the weekday news show.[5]
  • Julie Matthews - trouble shooter on the weekday news show.[5]
  • Kevin Karius - sports anchor on the weekday news show.[5]
  • Kevin O'Connell - weather specialist and co-host on the weekend news show.[13]
  • Quinn Ohler - weekend anchor
  • Dean Millard - sports reporter and anchor on the weekend news show.[13]

Former personalities[edit]

Global Calgary[edit]

Main article: CICT-DT

News Hour airs at 6:00 PM everyday.[4][17]


  • Gord Gillies - anchor on the weekday show.[4]
  • Paul Dunphy - weather anchor on the weekday show.[4]
  • Grant Pollock - sports anchor on the weekday show.[4]
  • Linda Olsen - co-anchor on the weekday show.[4]
  • Jayme Doll - anchor on the weekend show.[17]
  • Brendan Parker - sports on the weekend show.[17]

Former personalities[edit]

  • Mil Arcega - weekend morning anchor/reporter (1998–2004; later at WRC-TV in Washington, D.C.)[18]
  • Ashleigh Banfield (was with MSNBC, now at TruTV, formerly Court TV)
  • Tish Bell - roving reporter and fill-in traffic anchor (now creative director at
  • Larry Day (now COO of Pyramid Productions)
  • Brenda Finley (now at CKUA radio)
  • Chris Gailus (now at CHAN-TV)
  • Todd Gallant (now at CFCN-TV; Co-Creator of
  • John Gulka (retired)
  • Ted Henley (now at CKAL-TV)
  • Jimmy Hughes - weather (retired from television; co-host of Classic Country Mornings on AM 1060 radio (Calgary), real estate agent with Royal LePage Foothills
  • Angela Kokott (now host of Calgary Today on CHQR; married to Grant Pollock)
  • Louie Koutis (retired)
  • Astrid Kuhn - (Owner of Astrid On Air Media; TV Host, TV/Video Producer of[19]
  • Ryan Leslie (now with Sportsnet)
  • Mike Lownsborough (co-host of Boys Will Be Boys with Calgary Stampeders players Henry Burris and Burke Dales)
  • Ron Manz (now at Power 104 FM radio in Kelowna)
  • Bruce McAllister - Wildrose Alliance Candidate for Chestermere – Rocky View
  • Tara McCool (now with CKAL-TV)
  • Leslie Miller (now at ABC7 eyewitness news in Los Angeles)
  • Nirmala Naidoo (now with CBRT)
  • Lisa Ostrikoff (Co-Creator of
  • Andrew Schultz weather (now with CKAL-TV)
  • Mike Toth (now a Freelance Writer, TV & Radio Host and Professional Speaker & Broadcaster Coach in Toronto)
  • Ed Whalen - deceased - was with Global the first day it went on the air. News & Sports Director, news anchor & editorial. Host of Stampede Wrestling. Later, sports anchor & Calgary Flames play-by-play announcer. (Also worked for CFAC Radio & Calgary Sun)
  • Don Wood - weather (retired; host of Sunday Morning Oldies Host on The Range radio (Airdrie)

Global Regina[edit]

Main article: CFRE-DT

Evening News airs weekdays at 6:00 PM.[8]


  • Derek Myers - weekend sports anchor
  • Jill Morgan - weekday anchor and producer.[8]
  • TBD - weather anchor
  • Warren Woods - sports anchor.[8]

Global Saskatoon[edit]

Main article: CFSK-DT

Evening News airs weekdays at 6:00 PM.[7]


  • Danny Grummet - weekend anchor
  • Julie Mintenko - weekday news anchor.[7]
  • Jesse Beyer - weather specialist.[7]
  • Kim Thue - sports director.[7]

Global Winnipeg[edit]

Main article: CKND-DT

Evening News airs weekdays at 6:00 PM.[9]


  • Peter Chura - weekday anchor.[9]
  • Kate Gajdosik - weather anchor (now doing weather on the weekends in the evening at Global BC) since May 2013-present
  • Joe Pascucci - weekday sports anchor.[9]
  • Brenna Rose - weekend anchor
  • Mitch Rosset - weekend sports anchor

Former personalities[edit]

  • Stephanie Armstrong - meteorologist (currently with CBXT-DT)(now Stephanie Barsby)[20]
  • Mike Brown - reporter
  • Barry Burns - news anchor
  • Lisa Best - entertainment reporter
  • Michelle Bailey - reporter/anchor (currently with City of Wpg. Corporate Communications)
  • Meera Bahadoosingh - reporter - Now a Police Officer with the Winnipeg Police Service
  • David Bastl - sports anchor (now with NHL Network)
  • Tyler Calver - sports anchor (formerly with CHEK-DT, now with CHEX-TV)
  • Travis Dhanraj - reporter (now with Red Carpet Diary)
  • Nicole Dube - weekend anchor (now with Sun News Network)
  • Linda Fabian - reporter
  • Jim Farrell - news anchor
  • Kristin Firth - news anchor
  • Nelly Gonzalez - reporter (now with CBC Winnipeg)
  • Nicole Harris - news anchor
  • Lisa Hrytsak - reporter
  • Stan Kubicek - weather person and station announcer
  • Jeff Keele - Reporter (now Political Watch Reporter with CKY-DT)
  • Eva Kovacs (now with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority)
  • Craig Larkins - Weather Anchor - Now with CFRN-DT
  • Jon Lovlin - news anchor (now CKND news director)
  • Don Marks - news anchor
  • Shannon Martin - News Anchor
  • Curtis Moore - weather person
  • Gus Nanton - news anchor (host of "CKND Newscap")
  • Derrick Oliver - news anchor
  • Adrienne Pan - news anchor
  • Kris Reyes - weekend anchor (now with CIII-DT in Toronto)
  • Jeremy St. Louis - weather person
  • Paula Scott - reporter
  • Andrea Slobodian - weather/community anchor (now with Sun News Network)
  • Linden Soles - news anchor
  • Marjorie Stevens - news anchor (known originally as Marjorie Salki)
  • Kate Stutsman - weather/community anchor (currently with CHCH-DT in Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Diana Swain - news anchor (currently Feature Reporter with CBC News: The National)
  • Brian Swain - news anchor (deceased)
  • Connie Tamoto - reporter
  • Lindsay Warner (now at CKY-DT)


Global Manitoba News was another name that used in Manitoba from 1997 till 2009, that name was replaced with Global Winnipeg News which is currently used in Manitoba as well as News Hour.

Global Toronto[edit]

Main article: CIII-DT

Global News airs weekdays at 5:30 PM, and weekends at 6:00 PM.[21]


  • Leslie Roberts - anchor on the weekday show.[2]
  • Anne Mroczkowski - co-anchor on the weekday show.[2]
  • Anthony Farnell - meteorologist on the weekday show.[2]
  • Beatrice Politi - health specialist on the weekday show.[2]
  • Sean O'Shea - investigative and consumer specialist on the weekday show.[2]
  • Susan Hay - anchor and host of Making a Difference on the weekday show.[2]
  • Carolyn MacKenzie - anchor of New Hour Final, weekdays at 11:00 pm.[22]

Former personalities[edit]

  • Alan Carter – anchor, 2003–2009; now managing editor at CIII
  • Robin Gill - anchor, 2008–2009; now with Global National
  • Zuraidah Alman - anchor, 2007–2008; now with CTV Toronto
  • Christine Crosbie – anchor, 2003–2006; now in media relations at the Ontario Science Centre
  • Anne-Marie Mediwake - anchor, 2006–2007; later promoted to Global News Hour Toronto; now with CBC News Network and CBC Toronto
  • Minna Rhee – news reporter; now anchor CP24
  • David Steinhard – business reporter; deceased (2008)
  • Anwar Knight - weather presenter, 2003–2006; now with CTV Toronto
  • Bill Coulter - weather presenter, 2006–2009; now with Global News Weekends Toronto 6pm and 11pm EST time.
  • Pooja Handa – traffic presenter; now traffic specialist and anchor with CP24
  • Antony Robart - news reporter / co-anchor; still with Global Toronto

Global Montreal[edit]

Main article: CKMI-DT

Evening News airs daily at 6:00 PM.[10][23]


  • Jamie Orchard - senior anchor on the weekday show.[10]
  • Mike Le Couteur - Ottawa correspondent on the weekend show.[23]

Former personalities[edit]

  • Raymond Filion - Evening News co-anchor[24]
  • Paul Graif (now working for CTV Montreal)
  • Tracy McKee - This Morning Live host
  • Andrew Peplowski - This Morning Live host
  • Aphrodite Salas - Evening News co-anchor (now working for CTV Montreal)


Global Quebec News was a name that was used in Quebec from 1997 till 2009, that name was replaced with Global Montreal News which is currently used as well as News Hour.

Global Maritimes[edit]

Main article: CIHF-DT

Evening News airs daily at 6:00 PM.[11][25]


  • Ron Kronstein - senior anchor.[11]
  • Rebecca Lau - weekend anchor/reporter.[25]

Former personalities[edit]

  • Carla Bosacki - weather - (now at CICT-TV in Calgary)[26]
  • Bob Cowan - First Ticket entertainment reporter (now at CHCH-TV in Hamilton)
  • Cindy Day - meteorologist (now at CTV Atlantic)
  • Bruce Graham - news director/anchor/commentator (retired)
  • Tarek Hagamad - anchor
  • Stacey Jones - anchor/host of Sportsline
  • Laura Lee Langley - anchor
  • Duane Lowe - weather presenter and host of Maritime Noon/Global Noon/The Noon Show
  • Judy Pal - anchor
  • Paul Palmeter - reporter/anchor (now at CBHT-TV)
  • Tarah Schwartz - anchor (now at CFCF-TV in Montreal)
  • Janet Stewart - evening anchor (now at CBWT in Winnipeg)
  • Les Stoodley - host of Noon Hour
  • Alex J. Walling - sports director
  • Russ White - reporter
  • Richard Zurawski - meteorologist (now at CHNI-FM, CJNI-FM and CKNI-FM)

Global Lethbridge[edit]

Main article: CISA-DT

News Hour airs weekdays at 6:00 PM.[6]


  • Ian McDonald - co-anchor. (off-air indefinitely while recovering from a motorcycle accident)[6]
  • Cheryl Oates - co-anchor.[6]
  • Tom Roulston - co-anchor.
  • Mark Campbell - weather
  • Carla Bosacki - weekend weather (presented live from CICT Calgary)
  • Marty Baceda - sports anchor.[6]
  • Paul Kingsmith - weekend sports anchor

Former personalities[edit]

  • Dallas Flexhaug (now at CICT-TV in Calgary)[27]
  • Shannon Greer (now at CFRE-TV in Regina)
  • Holly Horton (now co-host of TSN's SportsCentre)
  • Tracy Nagai (now at CICT-TV in Calgary)
  • Cheryl Oates (Media Rights Education Officer at the African University College of Communications)[28]
  • Quinn Ohler (now at CITV-TV in Edmonton)
  • Lisa Ostrikoff (Co-Creator of
  • Vinesh Pratap (now at CITV-TV in Edmonton)
  • Jackson Proskow (now journalist with CIII-TV in Toronto)
  • Brenna Rose (now at CKND-TV in Winnipeg)
  • Amber Schinkel (now at CICT-TV in Calgary)
  • Heather Yourex (now at CICT-TV in Calgary)

Media information[edit]

Online media[edit]

People can watch the News Hour on the online Global video player in Canada.[29]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]