Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Randy Price joins NewsCenter 5

Says the Boston Globe:

WCVB-TV (Channel 5) said it has hired longtime Boston newscaster Randy Price as a morning anchor.

Price, who was previously an anchor at WHDH-TV (Channel 7), parted ways with Channel 7 several months ago, according to Globe story from February.

"One of the most respected journalists in broadcast television, Price will begin co-anchoring the EyeOpener newscast with Bianca de la Garza Monday, June 8," WCVB said in a press release. "He will also contribute to breaking news and major event coverage for WCVB, the market’s news leader."

The press release included a statement from WCVB president and general manager Bill Fine.
“Randy is the consummate journalist - dependable, experienced, and universally respected," Fine said. "As a competitor, I have always admired him and am thrilled he is returning on the air as a member of NewsCenter 5. Randy is a great fit for WCVB and NewsCenter 5. Adding him to our already strong team of journalists will further enhance the quality of news we deliver to New England viewers."

In an interview with his new station that was posted on WCVB's website, Price said he was eager to return to “the best station in the business.”

“I am totally excited about getting back to work," he said. "I miss the news business, you know. Sitting at home watching the news is not the same as being there and participating in the process.”