Ian Hanomansing

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Ian Hanomansing
Ian Hanomansing (March 2009).jpg
Ian Hanomansing in March 2009
Born Ian Harvey Hanomansing
1961 (age 54–55)
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Residence Canada
Nationality Trinidadian Canadian
Alma mater Dalhousie Law School, Mount Allison University
Occupation Journalist
Employer Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Ian Harvey Hanomansing (born 1961) is a Trinidadian-Canadian television journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). He currently reports for CBC Television's nightly newscast, The National. He is married and has two sons.

Early life[edit]

Hanomansing was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and grew up in Sackville, New Brunswick. He attended Mount Allison University for his undergraduate education and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology. He studied law at Dalhousie Law School and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) in 1986. While in university, he won six national university debating and public speaking championships and was the top speaker at the Canadian National Debating Championships.

Broadcasting career[edit]

His broadcast media career began at CKDH in Amherst, Nova Scotia in the summer after his graduation, followed by work at CKCW in Moncton, New Brunswick and at CHNS in nearby Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1986 he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He worked for CBC bureaus in the Maritimes and Toronto, Ontario before moving to Vancouver, where he was a network reporter and hosted the now-defunct programs Pacific Rim Report and Foreign Assignment.

As a reporter, Hanomansing has covered a number of stories, including the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill,[1] the 1992 Los Angeles riots, the 1994 Stanley Cup riot,[1] the handover of Hong Kong from Great Britain, and five Olympic Games (Atlanta, USA-1996; Nagano, Japan-1998; Salt Lake City, USA-2002; Torino, Italy-2006, and Beijing 2008). As an anchor, he led Canada-wide coverage of the Northeast Blackout of 2003 and most recently, the 2006 shootings at Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec.

From 2000 to 2007, he was the anchor of the national segment of the defunct newscast Canada Now; following that program's cancellation, he was the co-anchor of CBC News: Vancouver, CBUT's supper hour newscast, from 2007 to 2010. He has been a reporter with the CBC since 1986, and was one of the network's main reporters for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[2]

In addition to his other duties, Hanomansing co-hosted Hemispheres, a weekly international documentary program on CBC Newsworld, co-produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Hanomansing and his role as newscaster is often the object of satire in the CBC comedy This Hour Has 22 Minutes, in which he is portrayed by cast member Shaun Majumder. In the March 24, 2009 episode of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Ian Hanomansing himself portrayed Shaun Majumder being interviewed by Shaun Majumder portraying Ian Hanomansing.

On November 28, 2008 Hanomansing won the Gemini Award for the Best News Anchor in Canada, beating Kevin Newman and Peter Mansbridge.[3]

Hanomansing also designed Big League Manager, an NHL-licensed board game. His game was voted a "Best Bet" by the Canadian Toy Testing Council.[4]


  1. ^ a b Ian Hanomansing. MyBindi.com. Retrieved on 2011-08-31.
  2. ^ CBC SPORTS | CBC announces hosts of BEIJING 2008: THE OLYMPIC GAMES. Newswire.ca (2011-08-23). Retrieved on 2011-08-31.
  3. ^ Best News Anchor. geminiawards.ca
  4. ^ BLM Games Inc

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