Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The changing face of TV News

Global became the second national TV network in Canada to announce that a woman will be taking over the anchor chair in the coming months.

Veteran journalist Dawna Friesen will become the new anchor, taking over from Kevin Newman.

That comes on the heels of the news that Lloyd Robertson is retiring next year and will be turning over his anchor desk at CTV to Lisa LaFlamme.

It's a change that seems obvious enough but it took awhile. Personally, I'm looking forward to the new faces. I don't watch TV news that often but I think the changes will only benefit the programs.

The next question is what's going to happen at CBC? Peter Mansbridge has been there a long time. Sooner or later, they're going to need a new anchor as well.

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