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Vancouver news anchor Mike Killeen announced Thursday that he was leaving CBC Vancouver News at 6 a.m. and stepping away from the air altogether.
“After four remarkable decades in broadcasting, I have decided it is time for a change and I am leaving CBC and the broadcasting industry,” the news anchor said in a statement released by CBC. “I consider it a privilege to end my broadcasting career with CBC, a trusted news agency that has always been committed to delivering accurate and local news.
His future plans were not disclosed in the statement.
Killeen has co-hosted CBC’s 6 p.m. newscast with Anita Bathe since 2018. He was hired a few months after being fired, along with co-host Tamara Taggart, from CTV as part of a mass reshuffle in the Vancouver newsroom. A BCIT graduate, Killeen had worked at CTV since 2001.
CBC says Bathe will continue to host CBC Vancouver News at 6 a.m.
“It’s hard to leave this team of accomplished professionals, especially my co-host Anita Bathe. I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past few years and can’t wait to see her take the reins and make the show her own. Anita, I’ll be at six o’clock. It has been an honor to have the confidence of British Columbians to deliver the news – thank you, ”said Killeen.
Her last CBC newscast will be on May 21.
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