Brent Shearer Out at CTV Vancouver

Brent Shearer made it official yesterday on his Facebook page …

‘Quick update on what’s happening with us –

Tuesday turned out to be my last day at CTV Vancouver. I leave with mixed emotions.

I feel sad to no longer be able to work alongside an incredibly talented group of people and, after nearly nine years, finish this chapter of my career. However it’s time to turn the page – what comes next I’m not exactly sure.

I’m incredibly fortunate to have the support of my lovely wife Fiona Mckenzie, my incredible parents Bruce Shearer and Myra Shearer, and my two beautiful children Finn and Maya. When I look at them I know whatever happens I’m on the right path.’

Brent had been with the station since 2010.  He had co-anchored the CTV Vancouver morning news show since 2014.  Prior to 2010 he had spent nearly two years at CTV Vancouver Island, which had followed two years in news at CKNW Radio.

Published on March 31, 2017 at 10:00 am by clockwatcher


March 31, 2017 - 1:36 pm

Terry Bell

You’ll be missed Brent. Best of luck in the future.

April 1, 2017 - 10:19 am

Al turriff

You and Colleen two of the best in the business. The station is pretty Mickey Mouse in not letting the viewers know as to their cuts. It would appear the anchors are muzzled.

April 3, 2017 - 7:33 am

Karen Knapp

You were why we watched morning live. Ctv should let viewers know when they shamelessly cut people. You are missed and the very best of luck.

April 3, 2017 - 8:10 am

Dorothy Gray

We will miss your smiling sweet face. We are going to change stations. Good luck with what will come next.

April 3, 2017 - 8:17 am

Mia & Jim

We miss your presence . You have style. Good luck in future endeavours Brent!

April 3, 2017 - 7:04 pm


What!!! I left Global because they cut Steve Darling…moved to CTV. Took a little bit of getting used to the new people but stayed because really liked Brent now he’s cut!!! Who’s next Peter Mansbridge Wow! Sorry but should have been Kimberly Wynn….too upbeat for a news show. She seems a little fake. Now where to watch the news?

April 4, 2017 - 8:26 am


Sorry to see you go. Should have been Kerri. She was unprofessional and disrespectful in her interview on the 2017 budget. Remember, things happen for a reason and something wonderful is going to come your way.

April 4, 2017 - 1:46 pm


You will be missed…Strongly felt you never received enough air-time…You and Kerri made a Great Team… That being said a New Chapter is unfolding for you; time to Turn The Page…

April 4, 2017 - 6:46 pm


Instead of Coleen & Brent shown the door at CTV it should’ve been Tamara a she is so fake & her comments during the newscast are so lame! Also it’s not fair to Brent as he has to move over because Jason’s sportscast is cancelled & Jason needs a place to go!

April 4, 2017 - 8:36 pm


So very sad to hear about this although I have been suspect for awhile now. I won’t be watching the morning news now with you being absent it will leave a huge void for so many viewers. Best wishes Brent you will do well with your super great personality and professional demeanor in whatever adventure is waiting to whisk you away.

April 5, 2017 - 7:38 am

Jim…Victoria BC

I loved Kerri and Brent together on Morning Live……I don’t think Jason is a good match for her…
I’m switching back to Global Morning now.. Seems many people are…CTV should never have let Brent go…I hope he is hired by another Vancouver station many will follow him…
Shame on CTV
Jim. Victoria

April 5, 2017 - 3:37 pm


I can honestly say that when Brent first started he was a little nervous, pounding the desk and slapping his knees all the time. But, he improved with time and I think he is one of the Best new anchors in BC. Limiting yourself to a local station may not be the way to go Brett .. CNN is calling
Good Luck in your future what ever you do…

April 5, 2017 - 3:38 pm


This makes me sad! I’m not a fan of how CTV handles these changes. They need to be reminded that we grow an attachment to these people and deserve a sense of closure! I feel like no one is safe at CTV – Michael Kuss is a good example. Ok, I’m done ranting… You will be missed Brent! Hopefully we will see your face on Global.

April 5, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Doug Lehman

I felt Keri and Brent were so good together. Seems many very good announcers are being replace. Jody Vance is another name that comes to mind.

April 5, 2017 - 7:16 pm


So sorry to see Brent go and not happy with how CTV deals with this type of thing. Let’s just be upfront and honest. Brent, good luck in your future endeavours. I will miss your smiling presence in the mornings.

April 6, 2017 - 7:39 am


I watched the morning news because of Brent very sorry to see you go.

April 6, 2017 - 9:19 am

Fran Manary

So, now we know! Canned! So sorry Brent! You did so well taking over the ‘anchor’ chair when Kerrie was absent!
Good wishes for a ‘dream’ job coming your way!
Best wishes to you and your family…….🤗

April 6, 2017 - 9:27 am


Now I hear that CTV Calgary phased out all their sports department which included Heath Brown, Lisa Bowes and Glen Campbell

April 6, 2017 - 9:35 am


I also heard that Lisa Bowes, Heath Brown and Glen Campbell were laid off from CTV Calgary. They all worked in the sports department.

April 6, 2017 - 10:08 am


What??? Really!!! Why????
What happened??? Why was Brent Shearer let go by CTV?
I watched it in the morning because of your very profeesional way of doing your job!
Any valid reason given to Brent by CTV? Was it due to pay cut? HIred someone with lesser pay? I don’t think whatever the reason was, very poor judgement by CTV.

Your viewers will definitely miss you Brent. I really thought you were just on holiday. Hopefully a better door will open for you soon.
Good luck, all the best for you. Have to look for another tv newscast in the morning.

From now on, CTV could have that so called’ Morning Live Show’ to themselves.

April 6, 2017 - 10:23 pm

Jason Bennett

Good luck Brent I’ll watch for where you go.

April 7, 2017 - 6:20 am


I understand that budget cuts are necessary. What I don’t understand is why CTV thinks we won’t notice when they hide their decisions under the rug. Why not tell your viewers what’s going on with necessary budget cuts? I would respect that news. As it stands, now I’m looking for a morning show that will acknowledge viewer intelligence.

April 7, 2017 - 8:01 am


Why does the station continue to keep Tamara? I don’t get it.

April 7, 2017 - 8:19 am


Not great news. I watched because of the rapport between you and Kerri. Not a big fan of this sports guy. He’s fake

April 7, 2017 - 5:57 pm


Does any one agree Tamara should have been the one that was let go,

April 8, 2017 - 10:02 am


We will no longer continue to patronize CTV or their advertisers. Brent completed the show. Now it’s just morning fluff with a guy who resembles a testical.

April 10, 2017 - 8:28 am


I too switched after Global dumped Steve. I cannot believe you dumped Brent for Jason very poor judgment in my opinion. Not sure where I’ll go now but I sure won’t be too quick to turn on CTV to be assaulted by the cringe worthy team of Kero and Jason. Mark and Kimberly you do a great job I would suggest you be wary of your job security!

April 10, 2017 - 8:53 am

Sandra Albright

I rarely respond online, but after Steve Darling @ Global was sent packing, I switched to CTV. Now Brent has been ‘dismissed’ and I will miss him. I liked how he handled himself and did a good job of anchoring with somebody like Keri, who is sweet, but a wee bit much. Now once again I have to go checking other morning shows. Again, I don’t mean to be negative, but Kim should perhaps tone it down a tad, she’s a bit hard to take sometimes early in the morning. Love Marke, he’s the best thing on the show. Jason is okay but we have to give him a chance, only he’s not Brent! What’s up CTV, I so miss Coleen Christie!!

April 10, 2017 - 9:10 am


WOW! Just returned from a vacation to find Brent MIA. And now after a week, see that he was dismissed. Shame on you CTV. My family were discussing the news perspective taken by the newscasters and were thinking of returning to CBC. Well, this just topped it. Bye bye CTV. Wishing you all the best, Brent.

April 10, 2017 - 5:37 pm


Unbelievable. First Colleen and now Brent. We all know who should have been shown the door. Good luck Brent. Our household has changed to Global for good. The people at the helm of CTV have very little forsight.

April 10, 2017 - 6:52 pm


CTV has a problem and it’s two words.. Tamara Taggart. Her arrogance and awkwardness dealing with news stories makes her a sad excuse for a co- anchor. I simply can’t stand her snotty comments, rude turned up nose remarks, and the hair. It wasn’t cool in 2006.. it isn’t cool now

April 11, 2017 - 6:45 am


Unbelievable! Kerri is the most rude person she acts like she’s better then everyone
else. Should not have been Brent.

April 11, 2017 - 5:30 pm


Surprised – always politics so not so surprised especially in broadcasting. (Take CityTV as an example over and over.) Although not pleased you were replaced by someone who doesn’t have the same polish or presence on TV, and I simply loved it when you did the Celebrity Birthdays, I know you are brilliant in what you do and I wish you the very best in finding your next fit. This has nothing to do with the evening lineup either so comments about Tamara are irrelevant and frankly mean. Sometimes we are in the middle of things we cannot control or repair. I truly wish the very best for you and your family and please know you are missed. You were in my living room every morning for a long, long time. Sigh.

April 11, 2017 - 6:49 pm


Sorry to see you Brent also leave from CTV. Looks as if all my favourites have been shoved out…. I really like all the other staff, but don’t understand why this is the only TV station letting the favourites go. By the way Kerri, I really like you & hope you’re not next…

April 11, 2017 - 6:56 pm


Tarama should definitely stay, & if she’s let go to, then for sure, “Global here I come”!
Also really like Ann Lu, Jason Peres, & Kerri

April 12, 2017 - 8:13 am


I don’t understand why they let the best people go, people with class like michall kuss. And then try to sneak it in over the the hope that people will have forgotten it.
Good Luck Brent

April 13, 2017 - 8:11 am


I am in agreement with many comments above, I am inclined to move to Global. Bad decision CTV, and very poorly handled. Saying nothing just looks bad on CTV. It should have been Kerri – but you’ll find something much better I’m sure. Best of luck Brent!! See ya CTV

April 13, 2017 - 6:47 pm


Very upset that Brent is gone. Not a fan of watching the morning news anymore. We always enjoyed Keri, Brent and the morning crew. Just not feeling Jason in that position. Disappointing move CTV

April 14, 2017 - 7:11 am


Breakfast Television is horrible for doing this same thing. Their cuts actually resulted in an entirely male broadcast, except for a few token appearances by Dawn Chube, who is also leaving but by choice. I moved to CTV because I liked The Brent and Kerri team. So much for that. Global? I don’t understand why this has to be such a big mystery and why the stations wipe those anchors off their sites.

April 14, 2017 - 7:55 am


So sorry to see you go. You’ll be missed.

April 14, 2017 - 5:07 pm


What??? What’s wrong with you people ( I mean managemet of CTV) you let Brent go and then what replace by Jason Perez the sportscaster guy. I watched morning live because of him. All the best Brent, with your good personality you will find a better job.

April 14, 2017 - 6:55 pm

Carolyn Payer

Sorry to see you go, Brent. I think you did a great job. You’ll be missed. Best of luck whatever the future brings. 🙂🎶

April 14, 2017 - 11:37 pm


What happened to CTV Vancouver Sports? Have not seen it for 2 weeks.

April 16, 2017 - 12:24 am


Can’t believe this network for letting good people go while keeping insulting people like Tamara. I hope Brent makes it over to global with Michael Kiss will make my decision to switch easier. Should have let Sonia Beksma go she was last hired, and she is no way a better choice than Brent.

April 17, 2017 - 2:40 am


First I ditched Bell mobility, then Bell xpressvue, now Bell media. No sports with Karen and the gang? Goodbye CTV

April 17, 2017 - 4:36 pm


First it was Michael Kuss, then Coleen Christie and now Brent Shearer, all my favs are gone and so is CTV now! Wishing you a bright new future as I know you will shine wherever you go!

April 18, 2017 - 6:36 am


I’m with Sandi….switched to CTV Morning when Steve Darling was let go on Global. I like Brent more than the others (except maybe Mark) and may now switch back to Global altho the person replacing Steve doesn’t have the charisma but maybe Brent will join her as a co-anchor. I wasn’t happy with the Business News either with the people in the background were distracting to the newscasting. We still watch Global in the evenings so not a hard switch back.

April 18, 2017 - 6:55 am


WTF CTV!!!! At least let us know what’s what! Brent, I don’t think you were great all the time. It was like you weren’t always wide awake..a little slow on the uptake! BUT…you’re way better than Jason P. He’s a good sports guy, but not news! If it’s about money 💰 PLEASE for gods sake cut Mark D or Tamara T!!! They hog the air time and are snotty!! I don’t know if I’ll stay with CTV, but I don’t like Global either….ugh! Maybe I’ll just turn it all off and listen to satellite! 🙁

April 18, 2017 - 9:04 am


You will be missed Brent…..I had to google this to find out this news after not seeing you as I normally would with Keri in the morning. What is CTV doing? Hang in there and hopefully we will see you on another station soon…..
ps….. Not sure I’ll continue watching CTV as getting rid of the evening sportscast is also odd when all the other networks still have a sportscast..

April 18, 2017 - 7:25 pm

Pat Lawrence

I too just googled to see where Brent was. I figured he was on an extended vacation and never dreamt he was permanently gone. He was the best thing about the morning show. He and Kerri were great together! Unfortunately the morning show has gone downhill since his absence, so I’m not inclined to turn it on when I get up. Best of luck to you Brent, you’re a talented guy who should find success easily!

April 19, 2017 - 6:59 am

Nancy Janes

Like others, moved from Global to CTV when Steve Darling was let go. Missing Brent’s presence in the morning. Good luck in future endeavors, Brent. Still missing Jeff, Bev and Marci and Canada AM.

April 19, 2017 - 8:27 am

Sandra Cruikshank

Politics. Obviously. Brent Shearer was always sincere and spot on. Kerri – boring and bored. Has
an attitude as does Tamara and Ann.

Will miss Brent and have switched to Global for Michael Kuss’s weather. Upper managment – listen to your viewers

April 19, 2017 - 8:45 am

sy blackmore

Always noticed, Brent seemed to stay in the background… when the other on-air personalities did their banter… Years ago, I used to look forward to legitimate news programs; then, entertainment became the focus. Now, the last thing these types of programs are… is genuine, real news. These specifically chosen employees… seem to rigidly beat-the-drum, for the benefit of their employers. There is a marked self-righteous attitude, that is parroted by the hired minions. Those that like to think for themselves… find themselves in the ejection seat. Today’s so-called news is, for-the-most-part, corporate propaganda. Also, white guys are taking the fall… for the ever-popular equal rights/minority rights/women’s rights…

April 19, 2017 - 2:03 pm


Like all of the above, letting Brent and Colleen go wasn’t a very smart move from CTV.
Don’t have a problem with Jason but think he is better with reporting sports that daily news.
I’m finding that most mornings I watch ‘your morning smile’ and then tune it out!
I watch the 5pm news and skip the 6 most nights, wonder why?
CTV has to be losing a lot of viewers if the above posts are any indication of where they are headed!

Would also like to mention that anyone watching the spring cleaning tips this morning might
want to google ‘dryer sheet dangers’ before using them for anything other that keeping
skunks and raccoons out from under your sheds or houses!, and even that is iffy!

Good luck Brent with whatever or where ever your future brings you, let us all know where you are, we will follow!

April 19, 2017 - 7:54 pm


I was hoping he was just on vacation or something! I didn’t know Brent was gone for good!! Love Kimberley and Marke but I don’t really think I’d ever enjoy the morning news as much without Brent! Guess it’s time to find a new channel. . . Will watch out for where he ends up next. What an awful call by CTV, Jason just doesn’t bring to the table what he did.

April 20, 2017 - 6:25 am


Too bad man, my whole family liked watching. We watch Global now. The new guy sucks

April 20, 2017 - 7:37 am


NOT HAPPY -Moved from Global to CTV when Global cut Steve Darling. I will not be tuning in to CTV news any longer because they cut Brent Shearer. I thought Kari and Brent complimented each other and I actually enjoyed my morning coffee with Kari and Brent.
Who makes these decisions anyway! Should have cut Kimberly Winn she’s terribly annoying and phoney.
Good bye CTV morning news.

April 20, 2017 - 7:57 am


NOT HAPPY -Moved from Global to CTV when Global cut Steve Darling. I will not be tuning in to CTV news any longer because they cut Brent Shearer. I thought Kari and Brent complimented each other and I actually enjoyed my morning coffee with Kari and Brent.
Who makes these decisions anyway!
Good bye CTV morning news.
Good Luck Brent when a door closes a window always opens.

April 20, 2017 - 6:21 pm


We miss Brent! You are a great newscaster & will find lots of successl wherever you land. All the best to you and your family.

April 21, 2017 - 6:31 am


Brent, your talents will always shine with your authenticity.
Stay true to who you are and doors will open.
Re inventing oneself is what it’s all about in today’s corporate
world. You’ll find your way and never look back! Thanks for
the am time you shared . 👍🏻

April 21, 2017 - 7:27 am


Best of luck to Brent and his family in whatever and wherever he chooses to go.

Geez people, these are folks in the “business” and in today’s market they move around all the time. Gone are the days of working for a network for decades. As long as they read the prompter for news/weather/sports and can carry on an intelligent neutral conversation during an interview, pretty much any camera trained professional can do the job. They are not your friend.

April 21, 2017 - 10:15 am


I agree with most of the posts. CTV has been our go to news show. To get rid of the greats; Colleen(amazing!) Brent(loved him!) and keep Tamara(boring and can’t believe she holds the 6 o’clock spot) Jason and there are others just shows that perhaps the ones making these decisions should be the ones to go! We will also be going to global. Astonishing that CTV wouldn’t let their loyal viewers know where our favorites have gone.

Very poor choices CTV! You are simply keeping the D team just for $. Meanwhile losing viewers which will cost you $!!

April 21, 2017 - 7:46 pm

Helen Forrestal

Sorry to hear this, rather watch him than Keri. Should get rid of Ann Luu, how does she rate so many hours? Seems to be there from morn till night. Wouldn`t miss either Keri or Kim. Hope Brent finds something soon.

April 23, 2017 - 8:48 am


I liked Brent a lot and thought just his presence added a lot to the mix. I really miss him. You made a mistake CTV.
Donna Dowling

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