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Roger Petersen no longer co-host of Toronto's 'Breakfast Television'

TORONTO — Roger Petersen's time as co-host of the Toronto morning show "Breakfast Television" has come to an end.

The broadcast journalist announced the news in a video on his social media accounts, calling his two years on the TV program "an incredible time" and praising the crew and co-host Dina Pugliese.

Neither he nor Citytv gave a reason for his departure.

Petersen only said he's "done for now" and "taking a little break."

A statement on Petersen's departure from a Citytv representative said they "are always striving to best serve" their audiences "and deliver a great morning experience to 'Breakfast Television' viewers."

Charmaine Khan, senior manager of communications for Citytv, said they thank Petersen "for his dedication and significant contribution to 'BT' and CityNews" and wish him "continued success."

Khan said there are no immediate plans to replace Petersen, who joined the show in July 2018.

He had replaced the role vacated by Kevin Frankish on the show, after working as a news reporter and anchor.

"All good things must come to an end," Petersen wrote Tuesday on Twitter.

"Won't miss waking up at 3:30. Will miss our amazing viewers and crew."

In his video message, Petersen noted he's "not done yet."

But for now, he plans "to sleep in for a little while," do some sailing and hang out with his son.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 14, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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