Thursday, January 15, 2015

Leslie Roberts resigns from Global TV following disclosure that he owned part of a PR firm

The Star reports that Global Television’s senior news anchor Leslie Roberts has resigned, following a Star investigation into conflict of interest involving a public relations company he part owns.
Guests of the PR firm appeared on his show with no disclosure.
“I am resigning my position as News Anchor and Executive Editor of Global Toronto effective immediately,” Roberts said in a brief statement.
“I regret the circumstances, specifically a failure to disclose information, which led to this outcome.”
Global conducted an internal investigation but would not say who conducted it.
In a statement, Global said “Global News remains committed to balanced and ethical journalism produced in the public’s interest.”

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