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Lisa Flynn Leaving Anchor Seat

Channel 4’s Lisa Flynn plans to leave her weekday anchor duties at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the top-rated news station at the end of June, sources are telling stilltalkintv.

The same sources said that Flynn is leaving on her own terms to spend more time with her seven-year-old son, Thomas, who is finishing first grade.

However, Flynn would like to continue at the CBS affiliate as a part-time reporter, sources said. It is unclear if Channel 4 management will agree to that but they would be foolish not to allow it.

According to sources, Flynn’s contract is set to expire June 30 but her leaving the anchor seat has nothing to do with that or the state of the TV industry. She told her husband, friends and family months ago that she felt her son needed more of her attention.

The report of her leaving comes on the same that the local news ratings during the May sweeps arrived with Channel 4 winning all new time periods.

Both the 5:30 p.m. and the 10 p.m. newscast anchored by Flynn won the time periods by healthy margins.

The most likely temporary solution is to have anchors Don Postles and Jacquie Walker take over Flynn’s anchor duties in July until a final decision is made about how to fill the seat.
There is no truth to the rumor that Flynn — who was one of the inspirations for this blog — also is going to spend more time as a guest TV critic debating the quality of prime time shows with me on stilltalkintv.
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