Lloyd Robertson, the chief anchor and senior editor of CTV's national evening newscast, has announced he will step down from his anchor in 2011.

North America's longest-serving network news anchor, Robertson will share anchor duties with his successor, Lisa LaFlamme,  throughout the following 12 months.

"There comes a time and this is it! I want to leave a suitable period for my successor to have a smooth and seamless transition," said Robertson. "While I'll be hoisting anchor next year, I'll be continuing at CTV for some time." said Mr. Robertson.

Robertson started his broadcasting career in 1952 at CJCS radio in his hometown of Stratford, and moved to CJOY in Guelph in 1953.

He moved to television in 1954 when he joined CBC, spending four years in Winnipeg and two years in Ottawa, before hosting CBC Weekend in the late 1960s, and later anchor of The National from 1970 to 1976, before joining CTV in October that year.

From 1976 to 1984, Robertson co-anchored the CTV National News with Harvey Kirck. When Kirck retired from the anchor desk in 1984, Robertson became the senior news anchor for CTV. Since 2004, Robertson has also served one of the hosts of CTV's current affairs program W5, alternating with CTV's lead weekend anchor Sandie Rinaldo.

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