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Lloyd Robertson To Retire Next Year, Lisa LaFlamme Announced As His Successor

After nearly three decades in the evening anchor chair veteran newsman Lloyd Robertson has announced he’ll be stepping down next year.

Robertson, 76, told viewers he’ll be retiring from his position as CTV’s chief anchor during Thursday night’s broadcast. He’s worked behind the national desk as lead anchor and senior editor for 27 years. He joined the network in 1976 and he will have celebrated 35 years when he retires from the news desk next year.

The network named Lisa LaFlamme as his successor Friday. LaFlamme is currently the national affairs correspondent and regularly fills in for Robertson.

She will share anchor duties with Robertson until he hands over the position in mid-2011.

Robertson will continue to co-host the current affairs program W5.

Two months ago Global’s national anchor Kevin Newman stepped down after 10 years in the post.