The CTV network has announced that Canada AM, a 3 hour morning news program, will end on Friday after 43 years.
“We are incredibly thankful to our viewers from coast-to-coast-to-coast who have been with us on this journey and a heartfelt part of our TV family all these years. We are extremely proud of CANADA AM. It has been our privilege to be part of this historic Canadian series that brought us the opportunity to work with such an incredible team.”
The show airs from 6-9 AM and airs throughout Canada. It airs on CTV, Canada’s largest private and highest-rated television network. The network said it would announce a replacement next week during its upfront presentation and that a simulcast of CTV News will air in the meantime.
The program is anchored by Beverly Thomson, Marci Ien, and Jeff Hutcheson. Hutcheson had previously announced his retirement while Thomson and Ien will both remain in the company. Thomson is being reassigned to CTV News while Ien will develop programs for Bell Media, CTV’s parent company.
Randy Lennox of Bell Media said in a statement, “We look forward to building upon the success of Canada AM as we move forward.”
Anchors over the years have included John Roberts who is now at Fox News, Keith Morrison now of Dateline NBC, Pamela Wallin who is now a Senator in Canada, and Seamus O’Regan who is now a Liberal member of Parliament.
Roberts tweeted, “Wow…so sad to see @CTVCanadaAM signing off. It was an institution.”