CBC News host Wendy Mesley has been suspended for using a “word that should never be used” during an editorial discussion about Black Lives Matter and media coverage of racism.
Mesley took to Twitter to explain herself, claiming she “quoted” another journalist she was planning to interview on a panel, but did not identify the word in question.
She said it “was not aimed at anyone” and “was wrong to say it.” She added that she is “deeply ashamed” and “immediately apologized to her co-workers.”
— Wendy Mesley (@WendyMesleyCBC) June 9, 2020
Responding to questions about the word she used, CBC’s Head of Public Affairs Chuck Thompson declined to go into detail.
Mesley, who hosts the Sunday program The Weekly, is now off the air pending the outcome of an investigation by CBC.