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By adamg - 2/1/21 - 9:19 pm
Harvey Leonard with chart showing 230 inches of snow in North Reading

BOSRocks forwards this screen capture of Harvey Leonard and some snow totals tonight. Why, that's nearly 26 on the Pete Bouchard meter.

Best weather-number video ever.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 12:24 pm
Richardson with a snowball

Channel 5's Rhondella Richardson hefted a snowball of unusual size for her reporter-in-the-snow report in Bridgewater for the noon newscast.

As usual, Channel 7's Steve Cooper provided an epic man-vs-wild report from Woburn: Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 5:00 pm

Sunday's scissor attack on WCVB reporter Ted Wayman in Copley Square is just that latest in a series of unconnected attacks on Boston TV reporters and camerapeople since July. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 12:25 pm
Janet Wu at Castle Island

Somebody called 911 this morning when a woman who said she was with WCVB began going up to the unmasked and asking why and videoing them with her camera. One person took exception and snapped her right back and then posted about "this lady [who] says she works for channel 5 and is provoking citizens." Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/20 - 11:55 am

Randy Price announces next chapter

The Boston TV veteran broke some news of his own this morning.

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By adamg - 3/17/20 - 7:01 pm
Just three reporters on screen at once at WCVB

Steph Liu snapped WCVB's "three-box" on the Tom Brady story this afternoon. Compare to the 16 reporters WCVB had on screen at the same time for a snow storm on Jan. 4, 2018: Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 2:41 pm

WCVB's Cindy Fitzgibbon reports she's OK after tripping yesterday morning over something next to the green screen where the weather map goes. Also note how quickly a colleague stepped in to finish the report: Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/19 - 5:23 pm
Channel 5 reporter with a snowball

UPDATE, 5:34 p.m. Castiglione reports the Worcester snow is now good snowball snow.

Shortly after 5 p.m., WCVB's Duke Castiglione went live with a handful of snow, which he declared not really snowball-worthy, so he didn't throw it at the camera.

He was one of just five reporters and weatherpeople to flash on screen at 5 p.m, as Channel 5 warms up for the season: Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/18 - 1:27 pm
By adamg - 3/21/18 - 6:17 pm
By adamg - 2/2/18 - 9:24 am

"Chronicle" on Channel 5 tonight will feature a 40th-anniversary look at the Blizzard of '78. Ye humble French Toast scrivener may be on, not to reminisce about his epic battle of survival during the blizzard, but about French Toast. And maybe space savers. Starts at 7:30 p.m.

By adamg - 1/21/18 - 10:12 pm

WCVB tweeted out news of the Patriots' win tonight with a photo of a Patriots player wearing an 81 jersey diving for a ball.

Oops, the station realized pretty quickly - in part because people started wondering why they'd used a photo of Aaron Hernandez: Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/17 - 2:56 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports WCVB has hired Duke Castiglione - son of longtime Sox radio announcer Joe Castiglione - as a reporter and weekend anchor.

By adamg - 11/8/17 - 1:45 pm

Last year, on Nantucket, the former WCVB anchor said today. WBZ reports.

By adamg - 8/4/17 - 7:58 pm

Harvey Leonard on Dickie: 'A great guy in every way'

WCVB reports Albert, who reported the weather for three decades, and who was a Newton native, died of complications from pneumonia.

By adamg - 4/26/17 - 9:15 am

The Herald gets ahold of some glorious memos from a WCVB news exec ordering reporters doing outdoor liveshots to always be walking while they're talking - even if that means walking from "nowhere to nowhere."

By adamg - 4/6/17 - 12:18 am
NBC Boston reporter being shadowed by WCVB truck

PhotogBoston was loving how a WCVB truck kept intruding in one of NBC Boston's live shots Wednesday night.

By adamg - 3/14/17 - 5:29 pm
16 Channel 5 reporters and weather people on screen at once

As we've been breathlessly reporting all day, some local TV stations have waged a relentless battle today to see who could get the most on-air personnel on a screen at one time. Channel 7 threw down the opening gauntlet with an "8-box" (i.e., 8 reporters in little boxes at once), Channel 25 briefly got in the action with a 9-box, but then Channel 7 knocked them out with an 11-box - before Channel 5 topped them with a 12-box. Channel 7 caught up, but now it really looks like WCVB is determined to end this thing once and for all: Around 5 p.m., Channel 5 Executive Producer Scott Isaacs posted this screen capture of a screen-dominating 16-box display.

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