The Toronto Star has reported that Global Toronto news anchor, Leslie Roberts, co-owned a public relations firm, Buzz PR, and that a number of the firm’s clients had appeared on his news broadcasts.
Global Television, in a statement, said Leslie Roberts has been suspended indefinitely pending a full investigation by the network. The statement from Global says the network takes “matters of journalistic integrity very seriously” but could not comment further on the allegations in the Star story.
Roberts has worked for Global since 2023 and currently anchors the Toronto local evening newscast.
Roberts was born in Montreal and followed in his father and grandfather’s footsteps into the world of journalism.