By: Andrea Klassen
Peter Coade isn’t the only new face on CBC Nova Scotia’s supper-hour program. On September 24, Jim Nunn took over the CBC News at Six anchor’s chair. This is Nunn’s second time behind the Nova Scotia news desk. He also hosted the show from 1982 to 1995.
Andrew Cochran, CBC’s regional director of television for the Maritimes, says the change was made after former host Norma Lee MacLeod told him she wanted to move into a producing role on the show. When he found out Nunn was available, Cochran decided to bring him back to the program at the same time as Coade.
“(He’s) one of the best known CBC personalities from this region — certainly extremely well known throughout Nova Scotia — and an outstanding journalist of some long record,” Cochran says. “So all of a sudden we were able to field two strong people for the news program that have the kind of trust and tradition of the Nova Scotia audience.”
MacLeod, who hosted the supper-hour program for three years, is now the show’s lead producer. She is responsible for the program’s top story each evening.