CTV has fired anchors Tamara Taggart and Mike Killeen as part of a shakeup in the Vancouver newsroom.
The duo had served as lead anchors on CTV News at Six since 2011, when they replaced Bill Good and Pamela Martin.
“On behalf of all of us here at CTV News Vancouver, a most sincere thanks to Mike and Tamara for keeping Vancouverites informed about their city each and every day,” Les Staff, News Director, CTV News Vancouver, said in a statement. “Mike and Tamara are consummate professionals, and we wish them the very best on what’s to come.”
According to the CTV Vancouver website, Taggart had worked at the station since 1997, with stints as co-host of Vancouver Breakfast as well as the weathercaster for CTV News at Five, CTV News at Six and CTV News at 11:30.
Killeen joined CTV in 2001. He served as an Olympics reporter and weekend news anchor before getting the job at the big desk.
Both were graduates of the broadcast communications school at the B.C. Institute of Technology
There was no announcement as to who would replace the outgoing anchors but a CTV press release said its news anchors “will evolve, including the departure of co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart and the shifting of other anchors into new time slots.”
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