The CBC News: Vancouver anchor Gloria Macarenko discusses the supper hour newscast, working at the CBC for 25 years now, and more, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
The CBC News: Vancouver anchor Gloria Macarenko joins me now. The host of the evening newscast at 5.00pm and 6.00pm has just celebrated her 25th anniversary at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It’s a good time to look back at her time at the public broadcaster, as well as look ahead. She’s recently begun hosting Our Vancouver, an hourly program on weekends. I’ll ask her about that, as well we’ll reflect on the CBC, what with all the talk about the CBC and its place in the country. I’ll ask Ms. Macarenko about the broadcast which features Johanna Wagstaffe with the weather, and Shane Foxman on sports. Gloria Macarenko is an award winning journalist, who has won many awards including a Jack Webster, a Leo, and multiple RTNDA Awards. She’s guest hosted The National, CBC News Now, as well as the radio programs The Early Edition, BC Almanac, and over the last couple of weeks, On the Coast, sitting in for the redoubtable Stephen Quinn. Gloria’s also prominent throughout the city volunteering and hosting for many organisations. The website for more is at www.cbc.ca/bc. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Gloria Macarenko; Ms. Macarenko, good morning.