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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.”

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