Monday, January 18, 2010

Harry Forestell is the new anchor of CBC News New Brunswick!

Welcome back to New Brunswick and good luck!

News release sent by CBC today:

"CBC News today announced that on February 15th, Harry Forestell will become the new host of CBC NEWS NEW BRUNSWICK at 5, 5:30 and 6.

Harry Forestell is returning to New Brunswick after an extensive and exciting journalistic career as a CBC News Network anchor, reporting from across Canada and around the world. In a career spanning more than 20 years, Forestell has had a front row seat to the news and newsmakers that shape our world.

"When CBC offered me the opportunity to anchor CBC NEWS NEW BRUNSWICK, I couldn't believe my good luck. New Brunswick has always been home and the chance to work with our teams in Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton is a great opportunity. The only ones more excited than me about this move are my wife and daughters!" says Forestell of his upcoming move back to New Brunswick.

Forestell was born and raised in Saint John, graduated from St. Malachy's High School, earned his undergraduate degree in English at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, and a degree in journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa.

An award-winning journalist, Forestell is currently the anchor of CBC News Network’s Breaking New Desk. Most recently he was host of Around the World, CBC’s international news roundup, and CBC News Today. As a host-interviewer, Harry has spoken to personalities as diverse as Shimon Peres, Diana Krall and Bill Gates. He anchored breaking news specials on the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami of 2004, the London terror bombings of 2005, the 2008 U.S. Presidential campaign and the death of Michael Jackson in 2009.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming Harry home to New Brunswick”, said Andrew Cochran, managing director, Maritimes, for CBC English services. “His broad background fits perfectly with our commitment to provide New Brunswickers depth, context, and New Brunswick news from New Brunswick.”

“Harry’s move is wonderful news for the CBC News team and viewers in New Brunswick,” said Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor in chief, CBC News. “Having an experienced and well-regarded journalist like Harry in Atlantic Canada strengthens CBC News in that region. I’m also pleased that he’ll continue to have a presence on CBC News Network.”

CBC NEWS NEW BRUNSWICK at 5, 5:30 & 6 can be seen week nights on CBC Television and Bell Satellite (channel 196)."

1 comment:

susan said...

oh my Harry's interview with Premier Graham last nite on tv @6pm was so superior on Harry Questioning the Premier. He challenged him to resign and most important being sold down the river by Premier Charest. Shawn as we now not even call him Mr. Premier Graham hummed on about doing right thing for taxpayers but, will be booted. usually watch ATV with Steve Murphy but you Harry have won me to see your news now. Keep up the great work and challenge our politicians