Anchor "Resigns" After Ethics Violations

Back on January 9th, FTVLive told you that Canadian News Anchor Leslie Roberts has been suspended from the network after an investigation found he is secretly the part owner of a small public relations firm whose clients — lawyers, small businesses and others — appear on his show. 

Now word comes that Roberts has "resigned" from the network.

Following a meeting to inform staff of Roberts’ resignation, senior management sent an internal memo to Global News employees:

“Leslie Roberts has resigned, effective immediately, from his position as Anchor and Executive Editor of Global Toronto, and co-host of The National Morning Show.  In light of the findings of an internal investigation, conducted on the basis of our Business Conduct Standards and the Global News Journalistic Principles and Practices, Global News is satisfied with today’s outcome,” the statement read.  “Global News remains committed to balanced and ethical journalism produced in the public’s interest.  We will not be offering further comment at this time.”