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Boston Stations Cover Former Mayor Tom Menino’s Passing

Local stations in Boston are serving up nonstop coverage on the death of former mayor Tom Menino. Starting at around 11:20 this morning, many local stations broke into regular programming to give viewers the sad news.

ABC affiliate WCVB broke into The View at 11:21 a.m., with anchors Emily Riemer and Erika Tarantal announcing that the mayor had died at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, at the age of 71.

NBC affiliate WHDH broke into The Today Show at 11:22 a.m., with Christa Delcamp and Nancy Chen discussing the fact that a week ago, Menino decided to stop having treatments for his cancer.

CBS-owned station WBZ broke the news at 11:26 a.m, with political reporter Jon Keller sharing his insights into the mayor’s life and legacy.

FOX affiliate WFXT announced the news at 11:31 a.m., with anchor Gene Lavanchy discussing how Menino had cancelled his recent book tour to spend time with his family.

Look for continuing coverage of Menino from all four stations throughout the day (and night).

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Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren Face Off in WBZ Debate

Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R) and his opponent, Elizabeth Warren (D), squared off last night in their first televised debate, hosted by Boston CBS O&O WBZ.

The debate, moderated by WBZ political analyst Jon Keller, aired live on WBZ and WBZ Newsradio. It was also streamed live on the station’s website.

Brown and Warren debated tax cuts and oil subsidies during the hourlong debate, which Politico described as “testy.” The pair have three more debates before Election Day, including one hosted by Boston’s public television station WGBH on October 30.

Video of the debate is after the jump. Read more

Romney’s Nomination Spurs Boston Stations to Cover RNC Up Close

With former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney accepting the Republican Presidential nomination tonight, Boston TV stations have stepped up their coverage

Many big market anchors and reporters are covering the RNC, but Romney’s ties to Massachusetts makes it especially relevant to Boston TV. Reports the Boston Herald:

“Locally, it’s a big story. Obviously, Mitt Romney, being a former governor, is a big story at the RNC for us,” said Channel 4 news director John Verrilli. And Gov. Deval Patrick and U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, Verrilli added, are slated to have big roles at the DNC. “I looked at it from the perspective of it being an important national and local story – and thought that it was definitely important to go,” Verrilli said.

Last presidential election cycle WBZ was absent from the conventions, this time political analyst Jon Keller has been doing live reports for the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts as well as taped pieces for the morning and noon shows.

The rest of the stations have followed suit with ABC affiliate WCVB‘s Janet Wu, Alison King from regional network NECN, Dan Hausle reporting for NBC affiliate WHDH and Sharman Sacchetti from FOX affiliate WFXT either reporting live or sending back taped pieces for the days newscasts.

 

Rick Santorum Walks Out on WBZ Reporter

Coming off a near-win in the Iowa caucus, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is having his share of problems as he campaigns in New Hampshire.

After being booed during a speech at a local college over his views on gay marriage, Santorum had a run-in with WBZ reporter Jon Keller, who was all too eager to press the conservative candidate about his Catholic faith.

Keller confronted Santorum this week about his views on the sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests. Santorum wasn’t pleased with Keller’s questioning. Video inside… Read more