New England One reports reporter investigative reporter Lauren Leamanczyk is leaving for a job on a Minneapolis station's equivalent of WBZ's I-Team. She's the 18th newsroom staffer to leave Channel 4 in a little more than a year.
WBZ traffic reporter Kristen Eck discusses her transition from Scott Eck.
Channel 4 has fired News Director Gary LaPlante, about a year and a half after it hired him away from Channel 25.
WBZ reports on Chayet's 10,000th "Looking at the Law" episode, which aired today.
News One reports on the WBZ (and previously WFXT) reporter, says he's leaving for a job that will give him more time with his family.
Mark Katic, who started at WBZ in 1999 by filling in on sports reports, then moved to news reporting and anchoring, died today, colleagues say.
Lana Jones, a fellow NewsRadio reporter, tweeted:
Remembering a warm, generous man who brought insight and unbridled enthusiasm to the WBZ newsroom. Rest in peace, Mark Katic.
He leaves his wife and daughter.
Neumeier, who spent 20 years at WBZ before moving to CSNE, is in the hospital today after a stroke Wednesday night, WBZ reports.
The station wishes them well. Shortsleeve had been with the station for 20 years.
WBZ reports Williams, who has been with the station for 39 years, will continue to serve as a substitute anchor and will continue his work on "Wednesday's Child."
WBZ announces it's giving Jen Brien the mike between midnight and 5 a.m.
"The Jen Brien Show" will be a mix of pop culture, current events, politics, and the comings and goings of people in New England. Brien replaces Steve LeVeille who retired last year.
Maybe the same person who thought it would be a good idea to have Williams and Lisa Hughes anchor the news while standing outside in the station parking lot. Williams, being a man's man, of course, just stood there without a hat. They finally got him back inside, and by the looks of things just in time - his face was bright red.
WBZ announced today that the longtime overnight talk host is retiring at the end of the week. In a statement, WBZ NewsRadio Director of News and Programming Peter Casey said:
Steve called yesterday and informed me of his decision. Although it came as a surprise, I do know Steve enjoys his time in Maine and had always thought that he would retire there sometime. I just didn't think it would be this soon. Steve has been a tremendously creative broadcaster and friend to the overnight audience here at WBZ, and he will be missed.
Michael Page alerts us that CBS is getting ready to smush all its Boston stations (Channel 4, WBZ 1030, Channel 38 and 98.5) into a single CBS Boston site with local news, sports and service-y type stuff all wrapped up under an emphasis on the CBS-ness of it all - four years after Channel 4 started calling itself WBZ again instead of CBS 4 Boston.
LeVeille isn't on WBZ 1030 this week and some anxious fans are wondering.
UPDATE: Just heard from one of those people in A Position to Know, who says there's nothing sinister going on: LeVeille had a cold last week and now he's on vacation: "He hasn't been purged again!"
The Globe reports.
Glick talks to Sal from Peabody:
Dave Maynard drops in on Glick:
Three more samples of Glick's work from Northeast Air Checks (requires RealPlayer):
Bruce Wall is now all but promising some excitement on Friday, Feb. 27, when Lovell Dyett supporters show up on Soldiers Field Road to demand Dyett be moved to a time slot where most people are awake enough to hear him. He's claiming WBZ has told him he and his followers are not welcome on its property and that:
Pastor Wall is concerned that his planned peaceful rally could turn ugly and this is not what he wants his people to encounter. He does not want people to be hurt if the WBZ security and Boston Police start to haul people away.
Because, you know, there's absolutely no nearby public space, like, oh, a public park and parking lot where protesters could show WBZ their feelings.
This morning, the Mouth that Roared declared that nobody cares what he's doing every minute of the day. And I couldn't help but agree: I don't care what he's doing every minute of the day.
Of course, Keller said that in the context of being roughly the 74,000th media pundit to sneeringly declare his disdain for people who use Twitter, because if he doesn't get it, there's obviously something wrong with it.
Twitter this, Mr. Keller.
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