CTV National News is CTV's flagship newscast, which airs at 11:00 p.m. local time on the CTV stations across Canada, and live at 10:00pm ET, with repeats hourly up until 2 a.m. ET on CTV News Channel, CTV's 24-hour cable news television channel, and the previous day's can be seen on the Internet. The current anchors are Lisa LaFlamme on weekdays, and Sandie Rinaldo on weekends. The program is also broadcast in High-Definition.
The title CTV National News was rarely used in the 1990s and early 2000s; weeknights, the program was called CTV News with Lloyd Robertson and on the weekends, CTV News with Sandie Rinaldo. The title CTV National News was reintroduced in 2008, because CTV News has become the name of both the national and local news on CTV O&O stations, although the banner currently continues to bear the title CTV News.
Lisa LaFlamme is currently the program's main weekday anchor, after taking over for Lloyd Robertson during the second half of 2011, following Robertson's retirement. Other substitute anchors include Rinaldo, Beverly Thomson, Ken Shaw, Dan Matheson, Scott Laurie and Omar Sachedina.
Originally running only 20 minutes, the newscast was expanded to a full half-hour in the 1980s.