Ron Kronstein returns to Maritimes as new Global anchor

Veteran journalist Ron Kronstein is returning to the Maritimes as a new host for Global News. The move is part of Shaw Media’s re-launch of Global Maritimes, and its news programs.

Kronstein, who most recently worked as an Army public affairs officer, will host both the New Brunswick Evening News and the Nova Scotia Evening News. Both programs debut June 13 at 6 p.m. AT, however the full re-vamp isn’t set to roll out until December.

“I’ve be interested in news and telling stories and listening to stories ever since I was a little kid,” said Kronstein in a news segment on Global announcing the re-launch, “so the opportunity to come back to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and be part of Global Maritimes was an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up and I’m thankful for it.”

Kronstein has more than 25 years of broadcast experience — and 20 of those come from work in the Maritimes.

“We’re heading into the most exciting period of growth in the history of Global Maritimes,” said Troy Reeb, Vice President, Global News, Shaw Media in a release. “Not only are we introducing a brand new anchor, but we’re also investing heavily in new reporters, resources and programming.”

As part of the overhaul, reporter Marie Adsett will also move into the anchor chair, as the host of Global Maritimes’ hour-long newscast at 11 p.m., and anchor/reporter Rebecca Lau is set to anchor the weekend news, while continuing reporting during the week.

Before the year ends, Global Maritimes also plans to launch a new morning news program. More than a dozen reporters are being hired as part of the expansion.