CTV Vancouver nightly news co-anchor Scott Roberts laid off

Roberts and co-host Mi-Jung Lee replaced Tamara Taggart and Mike Killeen in 2018, after they replaced Bill Good and Pamela Martin

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Scott Roberts, the co-anchor of CTV’s 6 pm newscast has been laid off. His co-host Mi-Jung Lee survived.

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In a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday evening, Roberts said he’d had a tough day.

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“Had a good 15 year run at CTV, but unfortunately layoffs are part of a difficult climate for journalism. Wishing all my colleagues the very best. Continue doing important work, ”his statement from him read.

According to Roberts’ online biography, he started his career with a journalism degree from Ryerson University in Toronto, followed by a job at the Toronto Star.

He then worked for the Globe and Mail before switching to TV and joined CTV in 2012.

Roberts had been co-anchor of the CTV nightly news with Lee since August 2018 and has won several journalism awards.

The pair replaced anchors Tamara Taggart and Mike Killeen who were fired in April 2018. Taggart and Killeen replaced anchors Bill Good and Pamela Martin who left their posts in 2011.

Also on Thursday, CTV Morning Live traffic host Luisa Alvarez tweeted that she too had lost her job.

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“I didn’t know it when I got to work this morning but today was may last show for CTV Morning Live,” Alvarez wrote.

“I’m incredibly grateful to the viewers and my amazing co-workers that made the 3:30 am wake up call worth it every single day.

“I started at CTV back in 2019 as a video journalist and then became the traffic host. I know it wasn’t a long time but it was a great time … Let’s see what comes next.”

CTV is owned by Bell Media.

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