CTV News is premiering three programs and adding some new faces — all this week.

CTV News is premiering three programs and adding some new faces — all this week.

Amanda Blitz, Rudyard Griffiths, Tasha Kheiriddin and Scott Reid will all join as anchors. The network, after all, will need the extra staff: it is moving toward a two-anchor format for much of the day, allowing, it says, for a more conversational approach to delivering the news.

The three programs, according to the release, include:

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Express — A daytime, weekday program in the conversational format. One-minute news updates broadcast every 15 minutes.

Direct — A lunch-hour, dinner-hour and evening program with Sandie Rinaldo (lunch) and Marcia MacMillan (dinner/evening) featuring interviews, business and market summaries, political news from Ottawa and Washington, plus a whole bunch of other head-line making stories in entertainment, weather, and news.

National Affairs — A 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. program that covers exactly what the name suggests. CTV bills it as "edgy and provocative".