News Anchor Signs Off Without Identifying Herself

TORONTO, ONT – A Caucasian woman described as being “in her mid-thirties” read the news on CBC Newsworld without identifying herself, earlier this week.

“It’s disturbing, to say the least,” a viewer named Louise from Timmins, Ontario, said today. “Sure I got the news, but who the hell is this woman? God, I can’t believe this. You know … Anita is our letter carrier, we’re comfortable with her now. Jeremy delivers flyers, no problem. But who’s reading me the news? Is it Susan? Carol? This is ridiculous.”

Martin considers herself a loyal viewer and now feels betrayed by the CBC.

“I have watched Newsworld for years, and consider people like Andrew Nichols and Melissa Fung a part of my family,” said Martin. “But now it’s like having a stranger in my house. Not even the smallest courtesy. No introduction at all. I couldn’t even begin to focus on the information … foreign policy, school shootings . Who cares? I can’t believe this happened. Who is this bitch?”

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About Author /

John St. Godard is a stand-up comic, writer and radio commentator who has contributed regularly to CBC Radio One’s The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright. He has written for a variety of international publications, including Psychology Today, Condé Nast Traveler and Montreal’s The Gazette, not to mention his first magazine gig, a regular fake news column in the now defunct Stitches Magazine. A veteran teacher at Montreal’s FACE (Fine Arts Core Education) High School, John performs at Comedyworks and the Comedy Nest, as well as at independent venues throughout the city.

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