The Web might be the wild west of the digital world, but there’s a new Sherriff in town! CP24 announced today that New Media Specialist Amber MacArthur will host the series WEBNATION, Wednesdays beginning today directly following LIVE AT 5 on CP24.

Back on the airwaves after popular demand, WEBNATION is also an online destination, Webnation.tv. In partnership with DiscoveryChannel.ca, Webnation.tv features content that will be incorporated into the CP24 broadcast. This fast-paced look into what’s hot in the digital world highlights everything from viral videos to new technology with input from leading experts. CP24 viewers can send their questions into Webnation@cp24.com .

“WEBNATION underscores how CP24 is in touch with its viewers and their needs,” said Bob McLaughlin Vice President and General Manager of CP24. “Technology plays an increasingly important role in the lives of so many Torontonians and this show will address the appetite for the latest breaking news from the Web.”

In the first episode of WEBNATION MacArthur speaks with renowned Canadian Author Margaret Atwood about some of the digital tools that she is using to promote her new novel. MacArthur also looks at the new iPhone® autotune application, Google Wave and Windows7.

Also known as Amber Mac, MacArthur joined the CP24 news team in August 2006 as the New Media Specialist. She is a self-described technology junkie and is part of the new wave of new media journalism that reflects the tech world we live in. She runs her own online information source that keeps users up to date on the latest tech headlines at: http://ambermac.com/

Prior to hosting WEBNATION at CP24, Amber worked for two years hosting and producing technology programs with numerous broadcasters across North America.

Amber appears regularly as a keynote speaker at events in Canada and the U.S. where she discusses the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on the way we live, work, and play. Away from her computer but still sticking with the high-tech theme, Amber is an active member of Women in Technology International and the Little Geeks organization in Toronto.