Veteran information anchor Lisa LaFlamme says she was “blindsided” as Bell Media ended her contract at CTV Nationwide Information after 35 years, a “enterprise determination” it says will transfer the chief information anchor position in “a distinct course.”
In a video posted on social media, LaFlamme says she stays “shocked and saddened by Bell Media’s determination,” which cuts her ties to the community after 35 years.
Bell Media introduced her departure in the present day, however LaFlamme says she was instructed of the choice on June 29.
In a separate announcement, Bell Media says Omar Sachedina will exchange LaFlamme beginning on Sept. 5. Sachedina is the CTV Information nationwide affairs correspondent and joined the community in 2009.
The corporate described the transfer as a “enterprise determination” heading “in a distinct course,” recognizing “altering viewer habits.”
LaFlamme was named to the Order of Canada in 2019 and earlier this yr gained finest information anchor on the Canadian Display Awards.
In her social media video, she thanked viewers and her colleagues for his or her “unwavering assist” whereas she acknowledged this was probably her official sign-off from CTV.
“At 58, I nonetheless thought I’d have much more time to inform extra of the tales that influence our each day lives,” she stated in a video posted on social media.
“As a substitute, I depart CTV humbled by the individuals who put their religion in me to inform their story.”
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