Even though the 77-year-old journalist will continue working with the network — such as continuing his role as host of W — it's definitely the end of a 35 year era.
Of course, there's been long-time speculation of this since last year when it was reported that Robertson was to step down after his 2010 Olympic coverage:
It seems the CTV Olympic coverage has resulted in a major casualty for the network. Lloyd Robertson has gone to CTV brass and told them the workload is too onerous. It seems he would have preferred not to travel to Vancouver and not to anchor the Olympic news coverage. At 76 years old, even though Lloyd seems to be in great shape, he's finding the travel and the workload difficult.
A tribute to Robertson's long-time CTV career.
Nonetheless, this is a sad day. Does it feel too soon? Or do you think Lisa LaFlamme is perfectly suitable to handle it on her own?
P.S. He even chatted with John & Yoko!
Lloyd deserves to do only what is fun, and interesting. Lisa has paid her dues as a foreign correspondent,
going to all the hot spots when ever needed. I bet she could write a book. She deserves the spotlight now.
I didn't know he was that old. It guess it he wants to do something else, all the best to him. Thanks Lloyd.
I want to say that I think that Lloyd Robertson is a wonderful man of integrity. I will certainly miss him on CTV news. We all have to retire some time and maybe keep our fingers in what we enjoy. I also think that Lisa Laflamme is cut out for the job she seems to be knowledgeable and has travelled many places comvering news. As well her appearance on T.V. is inviting.
Linda Carter- Sudbury, ON.
I recall when he came over from CBC and hosted the news with Harvey Kirk.
Lloyd Robertson, Sandy Ronaldo and Lisa Laflamme are the most credible and respected newscasters they're right up there with the likes of Walter Cronkite.