Bell Media advised employees in an inner memo that Lisa LaFlamme was given the chance to say farewell to viewers earlier than being unseated from the anchor’s chair of CTV’s nightly newscast.
Karine Moses, senior vice-president of content material improvement and information, says in an electronic mail to employees that the community wished to provide LaFlamme a “correct on-air send-off” to have fun the highlights of her 35-year profession.
However Moses says LaFlamme “opted to not say goodbye to the general public” throughout CTV’s nationwide information broadcast.
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In a video posted to social media Monday, LaFlamme mentioned she was “blindsided” by Bell Media’s determination to finish her contract in what executives described as a “enterprise determination.”
Moses advised employees that the shakeup at Canada’s most-watched nationwide newscast was a part of a shift towards digital content material creation amid “altering viewer habits.”
Messages despatched to LaFlamme by social media since she posted the video haven’t been returned, whereas representatives for Bell Media didn’t reply to requests for remark.
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