08/23/2012 06:38 EDT | Updated 10/23/2012 05:12 EDT

TV journalist Sarah Galashan joins CBC News Now

CBC News Network has announced former CTV National News B.C. bureau chief Sarah Galashan is joining the Vancouver-based team providing national prime-time news coverage, beginning Sept. 17.

Galashan will be the new breaking news reporter, joining anchor Ian Hanomansing and the rest of the CBC News Now team based in Vancouver.

“The addition of Sarah to our news team is a real coup,” said Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor in chief, CBC News. “Having a journalist of her calibre as our breaking news reporter means we will be able to bring viewers first-rate live coverage in prime time.”

“I could not be more excited to be part of this show and to work alongside Ian Hanomansing — a journalist whose work I have always respected and admired,” said Galashan.

Galashan has reported for CTV News since 2001, where she previously served as Alberta bureau chief and later Whistler bureau chief through the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Prior to joining CTV, she reported for Global News, The Vancouver Sun, The Hamilton Spectator and The National Post.