Filling in for Tod Maffin, Dan Misener reports that Carol Off is the new host of CBC Radio's As It Happens, replacing Mary Lou Finlay who retired last year. It seems as if CBC has been rotating people through that job on a temporary basis for ever. Finally, they made up their minds. Off is best known for her hard-hitting foreign affairs documentaries on The National and for her stint as host of the now-defunct (and much-missed) counterSpin on Newsworld.
In other CBC Radio personality news, Avril Benoit, whose resume has been careening like a pinball lately, takes over the hosting mic at Ontario Morning. Her most recent duties included the production of international documentaries for CBC Radio's The Current.