Lisa LaFlamme, a Canadian television journalist, and formerly the chief anchor and senior editor of CTV National News has revealed she is parting ways with the network after its parent company, Bell Media, decided not to renew her contract.
LaFlamme, 58, made the announcement “with a range of emotions” in a video posted to Twitter on Monday.
“For 35 years I have had the privilege to be welcomed into your homes and deliver the news on a nightly basis, so I felt you should hear this directly from me,” she began. “On June 29th I was informed that Bell Media made a ‘business decision’ to end my contract, bringing to a sudden close my long career with CTV News.”
Lisa LaFlamme contract terminated: Why news anchor Ousted from CTV After 35 Years
According to a press release CTV said the decision to end LaFlamme’s contract was due to “changing viewer habits” and that national affairs correspondent Omar Sachedina, who joined the network in 2009, will take LaFlamme’s place as chief anchor.
They also indicated that recently advised LaFlamme that it had made the business decision to move its acclaimed news show, CTV NATIONAL NEWS, and the role of its Chief News Anchor in a different direction.