CBC announced Thursday that broadcast journalist Vassy Kapelos will host the network’s flagship political program Power & Politics, beginning in March 2018.
Kapelos joins CBC from Global, where she served as Ottawa bureau chief and host of the network’s Sunday politics show, The West Block.
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to join this show and work with a group of really talented people who are as politics-obsessed as me,” Kapelos said in a statement Thursday.
“Vassy’s respectful-but-persistent interviewing style has helped her hone an adroit ability to hold the powerful to account,” said Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor in chief of CBC News.
“Her experience and enthusiasm will be invaluable as we chart a renewed course for Power and Politics that will see it expand its digital and broadcast audience.”
Kapelos takes over from former host Rosemary Barton, who now co-hosts the network’s nightly newscast The National.
Power & Politics airs Monday to Friday at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT, 5:30 p.m. NT) on CBC News Network.