By - 2/9/15 - 10:17 am

Channel 7 reporter Byron Barnett, doing his live reports from some street in Somerville, finished up one report, then helped push a New Yorker having trouble getting his car down the street.

Apparently he wasn't the first, however. Jim Lokay at WCVB tweeted:

Please. I did that 2 wks ago on Boylston. And 400 others did it before me. Now, if BB could melt

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By - 2/2/15 - 7:16 pm

Grizzled WCVB reporter Jack Harper has been covering snowstorms since probably before some of his younger colleagues - the ones who don ski goggles and shoot snowball crossbows and pretend to shovel snow - were even born.

And Harper is nearing his breaking point. At one point last week, after his roughly 87th hour reporting live...Read more

By - 2/5/14 - 9:33 am

While most of her outdoor colleagues were busy with rulers and snow brushes and snowballs this morning, WCVB's Antoinette Antonio just stood in the snow and reported what she saw around her.

Antoinio, who arrived in Boston a few months ago from Albuquerque, explains her reticence to get up close and personal with the white stuff:

Why ... you already know what snow

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By - 1/23/14 - 8:39 am

WCVB reports on his death at 74 from pancreatic cancer.Read more

By - 1/5/14 - 11:35 am

This just in from Channel 5 about a breaking-news alert sent out to users of its mobile app and to its Twitter followers:

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By - 7/11/13 - 7:24 am

WCVB this week sued Aereo, which recently began a service to let people watch Boston TV stations, charging the company is ripping off the station's valuable local programming.

In its suit, filed in US District Court, WCVB says other companies that rebroadcast its programs do so only after paying a fee.

Aereo's service undermines the purposes served by the Copyright Act by exposing copyright

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By - 2/6/13 - 8:48 pm

Somerville Stop & Shop bread

Frank Solensky photographed the bread aisle at the Somerville Stop & Shop this evening.

Meanwhile, Channel 5 reporters tonight warmed up for their team coverage of Snowpocalypse '13. With no snow on the ground to fashion into a...Read more

By - 11/30/12 - 7:58 am

News folks at other stations in town are fuming over the way WCVB's Susan Wornick got first dibs on video from an interview with Tom Menino at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. As one newsie at another station tells us (on condition of anonymity, natch), Channel 5 didn't score some great scoop - the mayor was just gracing them for its live coverage of the...Read more

By - 10/29/12 - 1:37 pm
Uh, oh: Ed Harding just put his glasses on

Yes, it's bad out there - Ed Harding at Channel 5 just put his glasses on.Read more

By - 10/29/12 - 8:40 am

On Channel 5, Bianca de la Garza just advised people not to go down to the beach to look at the angry sea - right after John Atwater checked in from Scituate, where he stood by a seawall, looking at the angry sea.Read more

By - 1/28/11 - 10:05 pm

While watching ABC tonight, I caught the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" commercial for Sunday's episode. The show goes to Texas to help a family who lost their daughter because she was texting and driving. Justin Bieber comes on the show to sign a pledge the family created to bring awareness to the cause. It's a touching moment when the dad says that his daughter may...Read more