Broadcast news veteran Hudson Mack is no longer with CTV Vancouver Island.
In a statement, Mack confirmed his unexpected departure and said the time is right to pursue other opportunities.
“Tomorrow is my 54th birthday,” he said. “This has always been a significant milestone for me because when I was 14 years old my dad died at the age of 54. It has helped me realize the time is right for a change.”
CTV announced Mack’s departure in a statement Monday morning.
“For the past decade, Hudson has demonstrated a tireless commitment to delivering the news to our community,” said Kevin Bell, CTV Vancouver Island general manager. “We thank him for his years of dedicated service, and wish him continued success in his future endeavours.”
Bell Media spokesman Matthew Garrow said the company wouldn’t provide further comment.
Mack has served as senior anchor and news director at CTV Vancouver Island, and its predecessor A Channel News, since 2004. His departure comes seven months after veteran reporter Stephen Andrew was let go from CTV Vancouver Island after nearly a decade with the company.
CTV reporter Andrew Johnson will anchor the station’s nightly newscast until a permanent replacement is named. Heather Kim, the station’s assistant news director, will assume the responsibilities of news director on an interim basis.
Mack has been covering news on Vancouver Island since 1985. Prior to joining CTV, he spent 19 years as senior anchor and assistant news director at CHEK TV.
“Thank you to the people of Vancouver Island who have welcomed me into their homes every night for nearly 30 years,” Mack said. “Thank you to the incredibly talented and decided people I’ve had the good fortune to work with over those years. And thank you to the various groups and organizations on the Island and elsewhere, that work to make life better for people in their community, who allowed me to support them and help where I could. I’m a lucky guy.”