Why Did CTV Thought Lisa Laflamme Grey Hair Was Inappropriate?
According to onlookers, veteran journalist Lisa LaFlamme's tenure at CTV abruptly ended on Monday when the network announced her retirement and replacement.
LaFlamme overcame the odds as a silver-haired female anchor on the nation's most-watched national newscast.
Bell Media executives released a press release on Monday without official approval, stating that LaFlamme was fired from CTV National News as part of a move based on "changing audience habits."
Omar Sachedina, the national affairs correspondent for CTV News, was recently revealed as her replacement and will start in the position on September 5. CTV did not elaborate on how it plans to change the broadcast with his arrival.
Representatives would only state that they wish Lisa the best as she starts a new chapter and declined to comment.
LaFlamme's claim that she was "blindsided" by the company's decision to terminate her contract has only gained more attention due to the lack of strategic clarity. It has also sparked concerns about whether she is just one of the innumerable women who have experienced ageism and sexism in television journalism.
Former director of the journalism program at the University of Toronto, Jeffrey Dvorkin, remarked, "this was a rapid hit—and it was a hit."
She claimed that although she was made aware of their plans on June 29, they were kept a secret while they worked out the logistics of her departure.
People are presuming that she had to go through all of this because of her change in hair color.