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Reporter Sera Congi Joins WCVB - Posted November 11, 2014
A few weeks ago, we reported that Boston CBS-owned station WBZ had let go of reporters Joe Shortsle... [TVSpy]

ABC Anchor David Muir Comes Back to WCVB - Posted September 2, 2014
Before ascending to the the big chair at ABC World News Tonight, David Muir was a local anchor and reporter. WCVB, one of the stations he worked for before going to ABC, brought him back to help promote the Boston ABC affiliate. Muir started at WCVB in 2000 and worked there until... [TVSpy]

Boston Station Hires From Within for Sports Reporter Job - Posted August 29, 2014
WCVB says it has found the right person to fill the sports reporter role left vacant after Mike Dowling left in February. His name is ... [TVSpy]

Frank Holland Leaving Chicago for Boston - Posted July 17, 2014
Frank Holland has left Chicago CW affiliate WGN for Boston's WCVB. Chicago media ... [TVSpy]

WCVB, WBIR Win Murrow Awards For Overall Excellence - Posted June 11, 2014
Boston ABC affiliate WCVB and Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR are the winners of this year's Edward R. Murrow awards for overall excellence, the RTDNA announced today. Related, TVNewser: ... [TVSpy]

WCVB Blames Nielsen for Ratings Drop - Posted May 21, 2014
Boston ABC affiliate WCVB is telling its advertisers it's not the station's fault the ratings have dropped recently, it's because the people who count the viewers are doing it wrong. ... [TVSpy]

Emily Riemer Returns to WCVB as Morning, Noon Anchor - Posted May 15, 2014
Emily Riemer is returning to her former station, Boston ABC affiliate WCVB. Beginning June 2, she will be the station's morning and noon anchor. "We are very excited to have Emily r... [SocialTimes.com]

Emily Riemer Returns to WCVB as Morning, Noon Anchor - Posted May 15, 2014
Emily Riemer is returning to her former station, Boston ABC affiliate WCVB. Beginning June 2, she will be the station's morning and noon anchor. "We are very excited to have Emily r... [TVSpy]

New Hampshire Home Explodes Live on WCVB - Posted May 13, 2014
A home explosion in New Hampshire was broadcast live on Boston ABC affiliate WCVB Monday. Although the incident was also covered by CBS-owned WBZ, Fox-owned WFXT and NBC affiliate WHDH, only WCVB was showing the aerial pictures live at the moment of the explosion. A police offic... [TVSpy]

RTDNA Announces Winners of Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards - Posted April 22, 2014
The RTDNA has announced the winners of the regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, recognizing the best radio, television and online news organizations around the world. This year, the organization awarded 661 regional awards in 14 categories. For th... [TVSpy]

Boston Stations Cover First Anniversary of Marathon Bombing - Posted April 15, 2014
Boston stations had expanded local morning newscasts this morning to cover the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. WBZ preempted "CBS This Morning" for special coverage of the anniversary, anchored by David Wade and Paula Ebben from a rooftop. "This mornin... [TVSpy]

How ABC News Digital Leverages Affiliate Reporting During Breaking News - Posted April 9, 2014
Eric Noe, the managing editor of ABC News Digital, is featured in Mediabistro's latest "So What Do You Do?" interview. Among other things, Noe tel... [TVSpy]

Karen Anderson Joins WCVB From WBZ - Posted April 3, 2014
Karen Anderson is joining WCVB, the ABC affiliate in Boston. Anderson joins the station after 10 years at rival WBZ, the CBS-owned stati... [TVSpy]

WCVB Names J.C. Monahan and Phil Lipof Co-Anchors of 5 p.m. Newscast - Posted March 26, 2014
J.C. Monahan and Phil Lipof have been named co-anchors of the 5 p.m. newscast at W... [TVSpy]

Mike Dowling Ends 28-Year Career at WCVB - Posted February 11, 2014
Veteran sports reporter Mike Dowling is leaving WCVB after 28 years with the station. He will officially sign off from the Boston ABC affiliate on February 21. In a statement, Dowling said he has been "l... [TVSpy]

Erika Tarantal Joins WCVB From WNBC - Posted February 10, 2014
Erika Tarantal is joining WCVB, Hearst's ABC affiliate in Boston, as an anchor and reporter. She joins the station after six years at ... [TVSpy]

Bianca de la Garza Leaving WCVB Anchor Desk to Start Production Company - Posted February 4, 2014
Bianca de la Garza will be stepping away from the WCVB anchor desk to launch a new production company, Lucky Gal Productions LLC. The production company's first project will be an en... [SocialTimes.com]

Natalie Jacobson on Chet Curtis: 'He Loved What He Did' - Posted January 24, 2014
Natalie Jacobson, Chet Curtis' former WCVB co-anchor and ex-wife, reflected on her life with the legendary anchorman in an emotional interview with the Boston ABC affiliate Thursday. Jacobson said she feels a "lot o... [TVSpy]

Colleagues Remember Chet Curtis: 'The Ultimate Professional, a Great Friend' - Posted January 23, 2014
Colleagues and friends of Chet Curtis, who died Wednesday from pancreatic cancer, remember the longtime Boston anchor as "magnetic" ... [TVSpy]

Longtime Boston Anchor Chet Curtis Dies - Posted January 23, 2014
Legendary Boston anchor Chet Curtis died Wednesday from pancreatic cancer. He was 74. Curtis spent the majority of his career at ABC affiliate WCVB, anchoring the evening newscast alon... [TVSpy]

Olessa Stepanova Joins WCVB From WFSB - Posted January 10, 2014
Olessa Stepanova is joining Boston ABC affiliate WCVB as a traffic reporter for the morning newscast. Stepnova will make her WCVB debut January 13. "Olessa has a distinctive quality abo... [TVSpy]

Phil Lipof Joins WCVB From WABC - Posted October 29, 2013
Phil Lipof is joining WCVB, Hearst's ABC affiliate in Boston, as an anchor and reporter. The Boston native comes from WA... [TVSpy]

Olessa Stepanova Leaving Hartford for Boston's WCVB - Posted October 16, 2013
WFSB's Olessa Stepanova is headed to Boston ABC affiliate ... [TVSpy]

Networks Petition Supreme Court in Aereo Fight - Posted October 11, 2013
Major television networks including CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox have petitioned the Supreme Court to review their case against streaming television service Aereo, CNET reports. The rapidly-expanding Aereo, which is now availa... [TVSpy]

It's a Draw: Aereo Wins One Battle Loses Another in WCVB Suit - Posted October 10, 2013
A federal judge in Massachusetts has denied Hearst owned Boston ABC affiliate WCVB its motion for a preliminary injunction in its suit against Aereo. However, the court also denied Aereo's motion to transfer the case to New York, likely in hopes of getting a more favorable ruling. ... [TVSpy]

Longtime WCVB Anchor Liz Brunner Leaving Station - Posted October 9, 2013
WCVB anchor Liz Brunner is leaving the Boston ABC affiliate to start her own communications company. Brunner ... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist A.J. Burnett Joins WCSH - Posted October 9, 2013
Meteorologist A.J. Burnett is joining WCSH, the NBC affiliate in Portland, Maine. Burnett begins October 11. "I'm thrilled to be able to work in an area as challenging, weather wise, as Maine, and excit... [TVSpy]

Boston Stations Break In for Whitey Bulger Trial Verdict Coverage - Posted August 12, 2013
        The fifth day of jury deliberations in the racketeering and conspiracy trial of Boston gangster James Whitey Bulger brought a guilty verdict on 33 counts which included 11 murders. Bulger was one of America's most wanted fugitives after disappearing in 1995 un... [TVSpy]

Longtime Boston Anchor Susan Wornick Announces Retirement From WCVB - Posted July 22, 2013
Susan Wornick, a veteran anchor and reporter at WCVB, has announced plans to retire from the Boston ABC affiliate next year. Wornick joined the station in 1981 and has anchored the noon ... [TVSpy]

Boston's WCVB Sues Aereo for Copyright Infringement - Posted July 10, 2013
WCVB, the Hearst owned Boston ABC affiliate, has joined the ranks of broadcasters suing online television startup Aereo. In a complaint filed yesterday in the US District Court, District of Massachusetts, He... [TVSpy]

Dorothy Krysiuk Says Goodbye to WCVB - Posted July 5, 2013
Morning traffic reporter Dorothy Krysiuk said goodbye to Boston ABC affiliate WCVB on Tuesday. On her last day, Krysiuk was given a surprise farewell message from the Boston MBTA and the... [TVSpy]

Antoinette Antonio Named Weekend Co-Anchor at WCVB - Posted June 20, 2013
Antoinette Antonio has been named weekend co-anchor at WCVB, the ABC affiliate in Boston. She will anchor alongside Jim Lokay... [TVSpy]

68% of Boston Households Watch Local Coverage of Bombing Suspect's Capture - Posted April 23, 2013
Ratings for Boston stations were through the roof Friday night as all stations had wall-to-wall coverage of the manhunt for Boston marathon bombing suspect in Watertown. During the 8pm h... [TVSpy]

Boston Stations Deliver Special Coverage of Service For Bombing Victims - Posted April 18, 2013
Boston stations provided special coverage of an interfaith prayer service honoring the victims of the marathon bombings at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross Thursday morning. All four provided rolling coverage throughout the morning, beginning with the morning newscasts and extending into the 10 a.m. hour... [TVSpy]

RTDNA Announces Edward R. Murrow Award Winners for 2013 - Posted April 18, 2013
RTDNA has announced the winners of the 2013 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. The big winners were Boston ABC affiliate WCVB with 7 awards, Denver NBC affiliate ... [TVSpy]

WCVB First to Report 'Imminent' Arrest of Boston Bombing Suspect - Posted April 17, 2013
Boston ABC affiliate WCVB was the first to report an "imminent" arrest in the Boston bombings case Tuesday afternoon. WCVB investigative reporter Janet Wu reported the break in the case at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. WCVB's tweet beat the Associated Press, which was the next source to report an imminent arrest, by... [TVSpy]

A New Meteorologist and a Retirement at Boston's WCVB - Posted April 4, 2013
WCVB is adding a meteorologist and losing a veteran reporter to retirement, the Boston ABC affiliate announced Thursday. Amalia Barreda (left) who has worked for the station for 21 ... [TVSpy]

WCVB in Dispute with Senate Hopeful over Union Dispute - Posted March 11, 2013
A Massachusetts Congressman running for a seat in the U.S. Senate is wielding his campaign's advertising funds to bring an end to what he is saying is a contract dispute between Boston ABC affiliate WCVB and the ... [TVSpy]

Strong Growth For WCVB's Morning Newscast During February Sweeps - Posted March 1, 2013
WNYW's "Good Day New York" isn't the only local morning show that had a successful February sweeps period. Boston ABC affi... [TVSpy]

Boston Stations Remember Blizzard of '78 - Posted February 7, 2013
Wednesday marked the thirty five year anniversary of the Blizzard of '78 when New England was hit hard by foul winter weather killing 100 people and injuring thousands. This week, Boston TV stations have been taking a looking back at the snowstorm by which they say ... [TVSpy]

WNYW Shuffles Anchors: Greg Kelly Back to Mornings, Steve Lacy to Evenings - Posted January 24, 2013
There are changes coming to the morning and evening newscasts at WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York City. Our sister site Fishbow... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist David Brown Leaving Boston's WCVB - Posted December 18, 2012
After 17 years at WCVB, meteorologist David Brown is leaving the Boston ABC affiliate to be the chief advancement officer for the Forysth Institute. "During his time here at WCVB, David has b... [TVSpy]

After 40 Years at WCVB, Dr. Tim Johnson to Retire - Posted December 6, 2012
Dr. Timothy Johnson, the medical editor at WCVB, has announced his retirement from the Boston ABC affiliate. Johnson has worked for WCVB since its launch in 1972. He is also a senior me... [TVSpy]

David J. Barrett Named Chairman, Jordan Wertlieb Named President of Hearst Television - Posted December 6, 2012
Hearst Television has announced two promotions: David J. Barrett has been named chairman and CEO and Jordan Wertlieb has been named p... [TVSpy]

Streaming Sandy Coverage Drives Record Traffic for Local TV Websites - Posted October 30, 2012
Stations who streamed their live coverage of Hurricane Sandy on their websites and mobile apps are reporting record traffic according to Broadcasting & Cable. The ABC O&O, WPVI in Philadelphia, hit a single day record of 13.1 million page views across mobile and desktop on Monday October ... [TVSpy]

East Coast Stations Deliver Extended Hurricane Coverage as Sandy Marches On - Posted October 29, 2012
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Hearst, WCVB Celebrate Anniversaries at Joint Party - Posted September 28, 2012
Hearst threw a party at Boston's Museum of Fine arts Thursday night to celebrate two milestone events: Hearst turning 125 and WCVB, the company's ABC affiliate, ... [TVSpy]

Hearst, WCVB Celebrate Anniversaries at Joint Party - Posted September 28, 2012
Hearst threw a party at Boston's Museum of Fine arts Thursday night to celebrate two milestone events: Hearst turning 125 and WCVB, the company's ABC affiliate, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Retired Boston Anchor Jim Boyd Honored - Posted September 12, 2012
Jim Boyd, former anchor for Boston's WCVB will be inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame on Friday. Boyd, who retired from the business in 2008, worked for the ABC affiliate as a r... [SocialTimes.com]

Boston Anchor's Son to Report for Rival Station - Posted August 14, 2012
After two years at WMUR in Manchester, reporter Adam Harding is joining WHDH in Boston. Harding's father, ... [TVSpy]

Longtime Investigative Reporter Kathy Curran Joins WCVB From Rival WBZ - Posted August 14, 2012
Kathy Curran, a longtime investigative reporter at WBZ, is joining rival Boston station WCVB. Curran has been a crime and investiga... [TVSpy]

Hearst TV, Time Warner Cable Fail to Reach Retrans Agreement - Posted July 10, 2012
Despite extending talks for more than a week past the original expiration of their retransmission consent contract, Time Warner Cable and Hearst were unable to come to an agreement by midnight yesterday, leaving 13 stations unavailable on the cable provider today. "Time Warner Cable has reached hundreds of agreements with other ... [TVSpy]

Shiba Russell Replacing Sue Simmons at WNBC - Posted June 18, 2012
In a move that many have anticipated since she joined the station last year, Shiba Russell is r... [TVSpy]

Longtime Reporter Gail Huff Trades on TV Career in New Campaign Ads for Husband Scott Brown - Posted June 11, 2012
Gail Huff, who ended a 17-year run as a general assignment reporter at Boston's WCVB after her husband, Scott Brown, was elected to the U.S. Senate, is now appearing in two cam... [SocialTimes.com]

Longtime Reporter Gail Huff Trades on TV Career in New Campaign Ads for Husband Scott Brown - Posted June 11, 2012
Gail Huff, who ended a 17-year run as a general assignment reporter at Boston's WCVB after her husband, Scott Brown, was elected to the U.S. Senate, is now appearing in two cam... [TVSpy]

RTDNA Announces Winners of Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards - Posted April 12, 2012
The RTDNA has announced the winners of the 2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards. Radio, television and online winners, divided into small and large markets, were selected from more than 3,500 entries. The RTDNA says this year is "one o... [TVSpy]

Boston Stations Return to Air Following Sunday Antenna Malfunction - Posted April 10, 2012
Four Boston stations returned to the air this afternoon, following an antenna malfunction that occurred on Sunday night. CBS-owned WBZ, and its MyNetworkTV sister station WSBK, ABC-affiliate ... [TVSpy]

Mega Millions Jackpot Is Worth $640 Million, But What's the Value to Stations Airing the Drawing? - Posted March 30, 2012
While the record Mega Millions jackpot (now up to $640 million) makes for a compelling news story for local stations, what is the value of airing the actual drawing? For decades, lottery drawings have been a fixture on local stations but interest in live TV drawings has waned in recent... [TVSpy]

Boston's WCVB Celebrates 40th Anniversary - Posted March 19, 2012
Today marks 40 years on the air for WCVB, the ABC-affiliate in Boston. WCVB staffers celebrated at an anniversary breakfast this morning. The station is also giving away presents on the WC... [TVSpy]

Viewer on WCVB Reporter: 'She Saved My Life' - Posted February 13, 2012
WCVB's Kelley Tuthill is now cancer-free, following a five year battle with breast cancer that she has documented in a series of reports for the ABC-affiliate. And as WCVB pr... [TVSpy]

WCVB's Bianca de la Garza Asks Madonna to Choose Between Eli Manning and Tom Brady - Posted February 2, 2012
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WCVB's 'Chronicle' Celebrates 30th Anniversary - Posted January 31, 2012
The Boston Globe profiles "Chronicle," a daily news magazine on Boston ABC-affiliate WCVB, as the show marks its 30th year on the air. The program -- which WCVB president and general manager call... [SocialTimes.com]

WCVB's 'Chronicle' Celebrates 30th Anniversary - Posted January 31, 2012
The Boston Globe profiles "Chronicle," a daily news magazine on Boston ABC-affiliate WCVB, as the show marks its 30th year on the air. The program -- which WCVB president and general manager call... [TVSpy]

Betsy Braun Named Program Director At Hearst Stations in Boston, Manchester - Posted January 4, 2012
Betsy Braun has been named program director for two Hearst-owned ABC-affiliates: WCVB in Boston and WMUR in Ma... [TVSpy]

B&C Names Top Local TV Executives of The Year - Posted December 20, 2011
Broadcasting & Cable is out with its annual "Local TV Executives of the Year" list (subscription required). B&C contends that 2011 was a remarkable year for the local landscape -- ... [TVSpy]

WTTG's Maureen Umeh Says Redskins Could Have Beaten Patriots If Tom Brady 'Fell Out Dead' - Posted December 13, 2011
Maureen Umeh, an anchor at Fox owned-and-operated WTTG in Washington, DC, said this weekend that the only way for the Redskins to beat the New England Patriots in their Sunday NFL matchup was if Patriots quarterback Tom Brady "fell out ... [TVSpy]

Former WCVB Meteorologist Mark Rosenthal Calls 911 After Getting Lost in Apple Orchard - Posted October 27, 2011
A former Boston meteorologist and his wife called 911 this weekend after they got lost apple picking at Honey Pot Hill Orchard in Stow, MA. Mark Rosenthal, who was a Boston-based weathercaster for 30 years at ... [TVSpy]

KDKA's Jim Lokay Set to Join WCVB in Boston - Posted October 5, 2011
Jim Lokay, a reporter and anchor at KDKA, is joining Boston ABC-affiliate WCVB. Lokay will be the weekend morning... [TVSpy]

Reporting on the Red Sox Collapse, Boston Stations Feel City's Pain - Posted September 29, 2011
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WHDH Adds an Hour of Morning News at 9 a.m. - Posted August 15, 2011
WHDH, the NBC affiliate in Boston, has announced the introduction of a 9 a.m. newscast to their daily programming lineup. The new broadcast will replace "Regis & Kelly," which will move to ABC affiliate WCVB... [TVSpy]

Shots Fired at WCVB News Van Following Gunfight - Posted June 14, 2011
A WCVB news van was shot at outside of Boston on Friday as reporter Kimberly Bookman and a photographer were finishing up a story about a gunfight that had happen... [TVSpy]

Emily Riemer Joins Boston's WCVB as Morning Anchor-Reporter - Posted March 21, 2011
Emily Riemer is joining Boston's WCVB and will co-anchor the ABC-affiliate's weekend morning newscasts alongside Steve... [TVSpy]

The Highest Form of Flattery? WNCT Airs Nearly Identical Promo as WCVB - Posted March 4, 2011
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Hearst ABC-Affiliates Clean Up in Boston and Milwaukee - Posted March 3, 2011
Boston's WCVB and Milwaukee's WISN, two Hearst-owned ABC-affiliates, continued their local ratings dominance in November. Both WCVB and WISN won the sign-on to sign-off race in their respective markets during the February sweeps pe... [TVSpy]

Shiba Russell Joins WNBC, Makes Clear She's Not Replacing Sue Simmons - Posted February 8, 2011
Shiba Russell is set to join WNBC as a weekend anchor and reporter. Russell comes to the NBC flaghsip from Boston's WCVB, where she's w... [TVSpy]

WCVB Reporter Sean Kelly Reporting Live from Afghanistan This Week - Posted January 31, 2011
WCVB reporter Sean Kelly has traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he will be reporting this week on the work of a Massachusetts National Guard unit. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Fri... [TVSpy]

Anchor Shiba Russell May Be Moving from Boston to New York - Posted December 21, 2010
Shiba Russell, who has been a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for Boston's WCVB, is reportedly in talks to join WNBC. Russe... [TVSpy]

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