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Boston Stations Cover First Anniversary of Marathon Bombing

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 morning, on this day of remembrance, we stand on a rooftop overlooking Boylston Street here in the city of Boston to reflect that our city was tested one year ago, the day that we proved to the world that we are indeed Boston Strong,” Wade said. The CBS-owned station had Sera Congi, Bill Shields and Beth Germano reporting from various locations around the city.

ABC affiliate WCVB also aired local programming in place of “Good Morning America.” Bianca de la Garza and Randy Price anchored the station’s coverage from Copley Square, just blocks away from the marathon finish line. Jim Lokay and Antoinette Antonio were live from the marathon’s starting line and Erika Tarantal and Cindy Fitzgibbon were live from Boylston Street.

Gene Lavanchy and Shannon Mulaire anchored on Fox-owned WFXT, with Catherine Parrotta reporting live from Copley Square.

NBC affiliate WHDH aired the “Today” show at its normal time, with Christa Delcamp and Kayna Whitworth anchoring cut-ins live from Copley Square.

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WCVB Promotes JC Monahan, Adds Cindy Fitzgibbon

There are changes coming to the morning newscast at WCVB. The Boston ABC affiliate has promoted JC Monahan (pictured) and hired meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon.

Fitzgibbon joins the station after signing off from rival WFXT last year. She began today as WCVB’s morning meteorologist, replacing Monahan, who has been named co-host of the station’s daily newsmagazine, “Chronicle.”

“JC is an extraordinarily talented journalist and was looking for a new challenge. Cindy is someone we long admired as a competitor and was looking for a return to local television after taking six months off to be with her family,”  WCVB president-GM Bill Fine said in a statement. “The timing was incredibly fortunate for NewsCenter 5 and Chronicle, as this is a true perfect match in every way, for our viewers, JC and Cindy.”

Monahan, who joined WCVB in 2001 and has appeared on the morning newscast since 2004,  will begin as “Chronicle” co-host alongside Anthony Everett in June.

“Co-hosting Chronicle was a dream opportunity I couldn’t pass,” she said. “I’m also excited about a new role in the news department.  My career began in news and it’s nice to be able to bring it full circle.”

Meteorologist Shiri Spear Joins WFXT From WTVJ

Meteorologist Shiri Spear is joining WFXT, the Fox O&O in Boston, on November 19.

Spear, a New England native, will be the meteorologist for the morning newscast. She comes from WTVJ, the NBC O&O in Miami.

“Shiri brings an abundance of knowledge and experience in forecasting New England weather,” WFXT vice president and news director Paul McGonagle said in a statement. “She will be a great addition to the FOX25 weather team and we’re happy to welcome her back to her hometown.”

Spear replaces Cindy Fitzgibbon, who signed off from the station last month.

Cindy Fitzgibbon Signing Off From Boston’s WFXT

After more than a decade at WFXT, meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon is leaving the Fox O&O in Boston.

“I’ve made a decision, just really for personal reasons, that when my contract expires on October 3, I’m not going to re-sign,” Fitzgibbon said on the morning newscast today (video above). “I just kind of want to take a little bit of a break. My last day will be in two weeks.” Read more