Meehan confirmed her departure in an interview with the Citizen, but refused further comment.
“I am in shock,” she said. “I don’t want to say any more than that. It’s a tough day.”
Meehan’s colleague, Olympic gold-medal winner-turned-sports reporter Carolyn Waldo, also lost her job, as did CTV Morning Live Ottawa’s Lois Lee.
It isn’t yet clear whether Meehan will be replaced or whether the evening newscast will continue with Graham Richardson as sole anchor. Richardson anchored Tuesday’s 6 p.m. newscast on his own. He read a statement about the cuts, calling Tuesday a “difficult day,” and added that, “this is the result of an ever-changing media landscape and declining revenues in the broadcast media business.”
Reality check: The heartstricken commenters miss the point: We don’t need legacy media the way we used to. So often, we hear from Heartstruck: It’s AWFUL!! It’s a CRIME!! It’s UNFAIR!!
When did he last view that program? Whoops, he was busy. On his smart phone, probably.
We are all busy. That is why revenues are declining.
In bad times, it isn’t always the worst who lose their jobs. Often the best. But the rest can be PR for progressive government, maybe at a lesser level of competence than the best would have been. That’s all there is for them now, really.
See also: Get ready for lots more manufactured news
Watch the old media elite snicker with the baby fascists.