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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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Antoinette Antonio Named Weekend Co-Anchor at WCVB

Antoinette Antonio has been named weekend co-anchor at WCVB, the ABC affiliate in Boston. She will anchor alongside Jim Lokay and meteorologist Danielle Vollmar beginning June 22.

“She brings the perfect combination of skill, energy and enthusiasm to Channel 5,”  WCVB news director Andrew Vrees said in a statement.

Antonio comes from KOB, the NBC affiliate in Albuquerque, where she was the morning and noon anchor.

KDKA’s Jim Lokay Set to Join WCVB in Boston

Jim Lokay, a reporter and anchor at KDKA, is joining Boston ABC-affiliate WCVB.

Lokay will be the weekend morning co-anchor at WCVB, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. “I’m really excited, but it’s tough to go,” he said. His last day will be October 14.

Prior to joining CBS O&O KDKA six years ago, Lokay was a reporter and anchor for a regional cable channel in Syracuse. He started his career in journalism as a news anchor and traffic reporter at several radio stations in Pittsburgh.