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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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Former Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez Charged With Murder

For most of the day, Boston stations have been in continuing coverage of the of arrest of NFL player Aaron Hernandez, who has been charged with murder of a 27-year-old semipro football player was found close to Hernandez’s home. The New England Patriots tight end was dropped by the team shortly after he was arrested at his home around 8:45 a.m.

On WCVB, Bianca de la Garza and Susan Wornick anchored coverage. The ABC affiliate had investigative reporter Kathy Curran reporting from the newsroom, Pam Cross reporting from the Attleborough courthouse and John Atwater at the North Attleborough police station.

On WHDH, Kayna Whitworth and Tim Caputo anchored coverage. Sportscaster Rhett Lewis reported for the NBC affiliate from Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots. Byron Barnett reported from the courthouse, with Alexandra Field at the police station and Victoria Warren at Hernandez’s house.

CBS O&O WBZ had Kate Merrill and David Wade anchoring in the morning and Paula Ebben and Jonathan Elias anchoring in the afternoon. Bill Shields reported from the courthouse and Michelle Roberts reported from Gillette Stadium.

Shannon Mulaire and Gene Lavanchy anchored on Fox O&O WFXT in the morning, and Maria Stephanos and Mark Ockerbloom took over in the afternoon. Crystal Haynes reported from the North Attlebourough police station and Sharman Sacchetti was live from the courthouse.

WFXT Expanding Morning, Weekend Newscasts

Boston Fox O&O WFXT is expanding its local newscasts beginning next month, VP-GM Gregg Kelley announced today.

Beginning in July, WFXT’s morning newscast, anchored by Gene Lavanchy and Shannon Mulaire, will launch a half-hour earlier, at 4 a.m. The station will also launch a weekend newscast at 6 p.m. The weekend newscast will launch July 7, and the 4 a.m. morning newscast will debut on July 9.

“This additional expansion reflects our ongoing commitment to covering news for the viewers wherever and whenever it happens,” Kelley said in a statement.

Sorboni Banerjee to Join WFXT Morning Newscast

It’s official: beginning next month, Sorboni Banerjee will join the WFXT morning newscast, the Boston Fox O&O announced today.

News of Banerjee’s move was first reported in April. She joins WFXT from rival WHDH, the NBC-affiliate, where she has been a reporter and weekend anchor since 2006.

“Sorboni is one of the most recognizable and respected journalists in Boston and her talents and energy are a welcome addition to the FOX25 Morning News team,” WFXT vice president and news director Paul McGonagle said in a statement.

Banerjee will start at WFXT on June 11. She will serve as an anchor and reporter for the morning newscast, which also is co-hosted by Gene Lavanchy and Shannon Mulaire.

Sorboni Banerjee Leaving WHDH for Rival WFXT

Sorboni Banerjee is leaving Boston’s WHDH to join rival WFXT, the Boston Herald reports.

WHDH news director Linda Miele announced the news to station staffers yesterday, calling the anchor “a bright smile and bright mind in our newscasts,” according to the Herald. Banjerjee, a reporter and weekend anchor at WHDH, joined the NBC-affiliate in 2006.

Sources at WFXT tell TVSpy that Banerjee will join the Fox O&O’s morning newscast alongside Shannon Mulaire and Gene Lavanchy.

Heather Hegedus Joins WFXT From WFSB

Heather Hegedus is joining WFXT, Boston’s Fox O&O, from WFSB, the CBS-affiliate in Hartford.

Hegedus will start at WFXT on Tuesday, according to a Fox spokesperson. She will be the weekend evening anchor, replacing Shannon Mulaire, who is moving to weekday mornings.

Hegedus joined WFSB in 2009 and has been the weekend morning anchor since 2009. Her last day at the station is today.

Shannon Mulaire Promoted to Mornings at WFXT

Shannon Mulaire has been named morning anchor at Boston Fox O&O WFXT.

Mulaire joined WFXT in 2010 as a weekend anchor and weekday reporter. She replaces Kim Carrigan, who was cut loose from the station earlier this month, as Gene Lavanchy‘s co-anchor on the morning newscast.

“I’m delighted that Shannon is joining our morning team,” WFXT vice president and news director Paul McGonagle said in a statement. “Her New England roots and strong reporting skills are an asset to the station and we look forward to the new energy she’ll bring to FOX25 Morning News.”