Ian Hanomansing

Ian Harvey Hanomansing (born 1961) is a Canadian television journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).[1] He formerly hosted CBC News Network Vancouver on CBC News Network, and reports for CBC Television's nightly newscast, The National.

Ian Hanomansing
Hanomansing in 2019
Ian Harvey Hanomansing

1961 (age 5758)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
NationalityTrinidadian and Canadian
Alma materDalhousie Law School, Mount Allison University
OccupationJournalist and lawyer
EmployerCanadian Broadcasting Corporation

On August 1, 2017, he was named a co-anchor of The National.[2]

Early life

Hanomansing was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and grew up in Sackville, New Brunswick. [1] He attended Mount Allison University for his undergraduate education and graduated in 1983 with a degree in political science and sociology.[3] He studied law at Dalhousie Law School and graduated in 1986.[3]

Broadcasting career

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.[3] 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, Foreign Assignment, and Times 7 (a joint venture with The New York Times) and also hosted a summer series on CBC Radio One, Feeling the Heat.

From 2000 to 2007, he was the anchor of the national segment of the defunct newscast Canada Now;[3] following that program's cancellation, he was the co-anchor of CBC News: Vancouver, CBUT's supper hour newscast, from 2007 to 2010. He returned to his former role as network reporter for The National in 2010[4] and from 2012-2017 he hosted CBC News Now with Ian Hanomansing, which was broadcast live from CBC Vancouver on weeknights. On August 1, 2017, he was named as one of four new co-hosts of The National, CBC's flagship news broadcast alongside Adrienne Arsenault, Rosemary Barton and Andrew Chang.

Hanomansing has developed and hosted a series of innovative live news specials including "Downtown Drugs", in November 1998, from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside during a public health emergency declared after a high number of fatal overdoses.[5] In March 2005, "Crime on the Streets" was broadcast, in part, from Stoney Mountain Institution in Manitoba.[6] It is believed to be the only live national news special from a Canadian federal penal institution. It won a national Justicia Award for Excellence in Legal Reporting,[6] as well as a Jack Webster Award.[7]

Hanomansing received an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws honoris causa (LLD), from Mount Allison University in 2003.[8] On November 28, 2008 Hanomansing won the Gemini Award for Best News Anchor, beating Kevin Newman and Peter Mansbridge.[9] In March 2016, he won the Canadian Screen Award for Best National News Anchor over Peter Mansbridge, Lisa LaFlamme and Heather Hiscox.[10]

Hanomansing also designed Big League Manager, an NHL-licensed board game.[11] His game was voted a "Best Bet" by the Canadian Toy Testing Council.[12]


  1. "Hanomansing's future is anchored in star potential: Pacific Rim host could be next Mansbridge". Vancouver Sun, June 16, 1997.
  2. Watters, Haydn (August 1, 2017). "Adrienne Arsenault, Rosemary Barton, Andrew Chang, Ian Hanomansing to host The National". CBC News.
  3. "Going national: Sackville man anchors CBC's supper-hour show starting Monday". Telegraph-Journal, September 30, 2000.
  4. "Parsons takes on second desk job as co-host of CBC supper-hour newscast". National Post, April 13, 2010.
  5. "CBC focuses on Eastside's Welfare Wednesday: The sad street spectacle is a voyeur's delight and makes for arresting TV, but it's not the news any more". Vancouver Sun, October 29, 1998.
  6. "CBC journalist keynote speaker for Law Day Luncheon". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, April 10, 2014.
  7. "2005 Webster Awards honour B.C. journalism". Vancouver Sun, October 21, 2005.
  8. "Speakers urge graduates of Mount Allison University to live lives with integrity". Telegraph-Journal, May 13, 2003.
  9. "Geminis given to familiar fare". Windsor Star, November 29, 2008.
  10. "CBC's Ian Hanomansing on the future of 'The National' post-Mansbridge". Telegraph-Journal, September 19, 2016.
  11. "Board-game makers shoot, hope to score: New business has 'everything to prove'". The Province, November 17, 2006.
  12. BLM Games Inc
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