Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Yeah...I was definitely hoping this was temporary

As layoffs and early retirements alter Boston's television newsrooms, the traditional anchorman is becoming a minority and newscasts are getting female makeovers.

Men have been leaving their anchor jobs because of budget cuts forced by the recession and changes in direction at the stations, and women are being elevated to more prominent roles.

At WHDH-TV (Channel 7) the marquee anchor duo is Frances Rivera and Kim Khazei.

Ed Ansin, owner of WHDH, had been trying out the team of Rivera and Khazei since Price left Channel 7 last month and made the duo permanent yesterday.

Ansin said he paired them because he wanted to make his stations stand out against the traditional anchor format.