WCVB Channel 5 announces new and expanded anchor

WCVB Channel 5 announces new and expanded anchor

Erika Tarantal will expand her role to become a regularly contributing Reporter/Producer for Chronicle while continuing as the franchise reporter for “5 for Good.” Tarantal will continue to co anchor NewsCenter 5 Midday, now with Antoinette Antonio.

Antoinette Antonio, co anchor of the weekend EyeOpener newscasts, will now join the weekday NewsCenter 5 EyeOpener team as an anchor as well as co anchor of NewsCenter 5 Midday with Erika Tarantal.

Shayna Seymour will become the weekend EyeOpener co anchor with Doug Meehan beginning Saturday, December 3, and she will continue her role as a Reporter/Producer for Chronicle.

Janet Wu will step back from a full time reporting role, and will continue through the 2018 Election season as co anchor of WCVB’s Sunday morning political show On The Record and as a consultant to NewsCenter 5 on politics in the Bay State.

Julie Loncich; long time, local journalist and Massachusetts native, is returning to WCVB as a reporter for NewsCenter 5 beginning Tuesday, November 15.

“These expanded anchor and reporter assignments are a testament to the depth of talented local journalists at WCVB,” said Bill Fine, WCVB President and General Manager. “Local viewers will benefit as we maximize and integrate the resources and expertise of our extraordinary journalists across all newscasts and Chronicle.”

“No other station in Boston has this large a compliment of multi talented journalists who can tell stories with local insight and perspective the way our team can,
WCVB Channel 5 announces new and expanded anchor
” said Andrew Vrees, WCVB News Director.

“We are very fortunate that we have such a strong team whose contributions enhance both news and Chronicle,” said Chris Stirling, Chronicle Executive Producer.

“We wholeheartedly welcome Julie Loncich back to NewsCenter 5,” added Fine. “I only wish we had a full time job available a few years ago when she was working freelance here at WCVB, but I am thrilled Julie is returning ‘home’ now.”

“Having had the chance to work with Julie previously, we know first hand what a strong reporter she is,” continued Vrees. Monahan Ben Simmoneau, Chief Meteorologist Harvey Leonard, and Sports Anchor Mike Lynch

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Co anchors Maria Stephanos Ed Harding, Chief Meteorologist Harvey Leonard, and Sports Anchor Mike Lynch

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Co anchors Maria Stephanos Ed Harding Chief Meteorologist Harvey Leonard, and Sports Anchor Mike Lynch

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Co anchors Maria Stephanos Ed Harding Chief Meteorologist Harvey Leonard,
WCVB Channel 5 announces new and expanded anchor
and Sports Anchor Mike Lynch