“We’re always on the lookout for strong anchors and reporters with ties to Boston and Phil fits the bill perfectly,” WCVB general manager Bill Fine said in a statement. “We envision him taking on an important role on both the anchor desk and in the field with his experience and connection to this city.”
Before joining WABC in 2006, Lipof was a weekend anchor at WHDH, the NBC affiliate in Boston. He began his journalism career as a WCVB intern.
“I’ve moved from Idaho to Miami to New York City for work, but my heart has always been in Boston,” Lipof said. “To come home now, with my family, to my family, is beyond words. And to come to WCVB, Boston’s news leader, is a dream come true.”
It is not immediately known which newscasts Lipof will anchor. In a press release, WCVB said he “joins Ed Harding, Heather Unruh, Randy Price and Bianca De La Garza as a principal anchor” at the station.
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