Todd van der Heyden will be leaving CTV Montreal to join CTV News Channel in the new year

CTV News Channel has announced that Todd van der Heyden will be joining them full-time and leaving CTV Montreal, where he currently anchors the noon and 6 p.m. broadcasts.

According to a news release, beginning on Jan. 16, 2012, van der Heyden will be co-anchoring with Amanda Blitz weekdays from 1-4 p.m. on CTV News Channel.

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His last newscast for CTV Montreal will be Dec. 30, 2011. His successor will be announced in the coming weeks.