Lang leaps to CBC

Longtime host on BNN to front new business show for Newsworld

CBC has lured Amanda Lang away from BNN, and says it will install the longtime business reporter in a new program this fall on Newsworld.

Lang, until recently the host of BNN’s SqueezePlay, will also contribute to CBC’s The National, the network said Tuesday. CBC offered few details of her show on Newsworld, except that it will run weekdays at 4:30 p.m.

‘Amanda is one of the most respected business journalists in this country and we’re delighted to welcome her to the CBC News team,’ said CBC news chief Jennifer McGuire in a statement, noting that she has built a ‘loyal following.’

Lang covered business for The Globe and Mail and Financial Post before joining BNN (then known as Report on Business Television) in 1999. She announced her departure from the network earlier this month on SqueezePlay.