Several news anchors have quit Belarusian TV channels and moved to Russia to work for LifeNews.
One of them is Alena Mikhailouskaya (Yelena Mikhailovskaya) from STV channel, who worked for the state-run TV channels for 10 years, blogger d-zholik writes.
She was born in 1977 in Minsk. After the graduation from the faculty of journalism of BSU she worked for the publishing house Belarusian Encyclopedia. She came to radio in 2001 and became a news correspondent and an anchor at STV channel in 2003. She later moved to the Belarusian Television and Radio Company as a host of entertainment shows on the channels Belarus 1 and Belarus TV. She returned to STV some years later as an anchor of the news programme “24 Hours”.
Alena Mikhailouskaya is the only presenter of LifeNews and, perhaps, the only anchor in Russia, who reads serious news to an audience of several millions with a bright sexy makeup and dressed in low-neck blouses.
Another Belarusian who quit a state-run television channel is Viktoria Yazerskaya (Yezerskaya).
Before moving to Moscow, she worked for the Belarusian State Television and Radio Company as a news presenter and an anchor of the evening news programme “Panorama”. She studied stage directing at Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts and graduated from the university in 2011.
The former employees of Belarusian state-owned channels continue the trend of personnel exodus from Belarus. Many journalists of official media already left the country for places with a better life, higher salaries and opportunities for development and growth, where bosses appreciate them and don't suppress their initiatives and the state doesn't eliminate them.