Thursday, June 4, 2009

With Price, WCVB aims to take back the morning

Randy Price will coanchor WCVB's morning newscast with Bianca de la Garza. He left WHDH recently, a station whose news values he has criticized.
Boston Globe: Longtime Boston newsman Randy Price is returning to TV at a time when there are fewer viewers and advertisers. But can Price's 25 years of experience help WCVB-TV (Channel 5) win the morning news race? Price thinks so.

"We are going to be putting more muscle into the program," said Price from the offices of Channel 5, where he begins coanchoring the morning newscast with Bianca de la Garza on Monday. "You are going to see a difference."

The arrival of Price, who joins WCVB after abruptly departing from WHDH-TV (Channel 7) in February, after 12 years, runs counter to a trend in TV news that de-emphasizes personalities and experience in favor of youth and more of a team approach to covering the news.