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“At that, the man sitting beside him rushed out the door in pursuit,” Rooney wrote. In the early hours of Monday, October 19, 2020, social media was awash with fond memories of the late journalist who has been heavily described as a “hard-working young man and an inspiration.” user = "features"; “They are still putting out pictures of anchorpeople, but it’s promoting the total product rather than focusing on the anchorpeople.”.

. Such was their stature during the golden age of local television news that mail sent to their WCVB-TV offices was often addressed simply to “Chet and Nat, Boston, MA.” For nearly three decades, beginning in the 1970s, Chet Curtis and Natalie Jacobson, married partners and boldfaced-name celebrities, formed a ratings-winning anchor team for whom viewers developed a strikingly familial affection. The foundation is located at 1347 Main St., Waltham, MA 02451. Even after the couple’s marriage came apart in 1999, followed by their on-air partnership, and Mr. Curtis moved to New England Cable News, where he anchored newscasts and hosted a nightly business show, he remained a revered figure in the broadcast news profession and a mentor to many journalists. “Back then, it was like going to work for Google,” recalled former Channel 5 news director Charles Kravetz, now general manager at radio station WBUR-FM. Parsons also joined the CBC to anchor CBUT's 90-minute early evening newscast, CBC News: Vancouver, resulting in him flying to Victoria after that program to anchor CHEK's 10:00 p.m. newscast. CHEK-DT, virtual channel 6 (UHF digital channel 16[1]), is an independent television station licensed to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, serving the southwestern part of the province (including Metro Vancouver). A Canadian news anchor is speaking out after receiving a message from a viewer urging her to “dress appropriately.” Kori Sidaway, a video journalist with CHEK News in Victoria, B.C. “He was always fair. Singing, in fact, would become a lifelong passion of his, along with sailing and piloting airplanes. A humble soul. “He had a thing that transmits from the studio to the living room and people locked onto that. On June 15, 2012, Parsons relinquished his duties on the 10:00 p.m., while remaining lead anchor of the 6:00 p.m. half-hour of the CBUT newscast; a rotation of anchors and reporters temporarily replaced Parsons as 10:00 p.m. Longtime news anchor Hudson Mack left CHEK in 2004, after 19 years at the station, following his appointment as news director at CIVI effective September 1 (Mack later became anchor of that station's 5:00 p.m. newscast the following month on October 11). [9][10][11][12] Shortly after the announcement was made, CHEK employees announced a proposal to acquire a 25% interest in the station and find local investors to acquire the remaining 75%,[13] and organized a campaign to support the plan and save channel 6. He and Wagner separated in 1973 and divorced a year later. By Joseph Kahn Globe Staff, January 23, 2014, 5:59 p.m. Boston Globe. A real reporter, too, who always put the self-important nature of TV news in perspective.”. In 1975, when the two were married – each for the second time – at the Old North Church, it was front-page news in Boston. Initially, the radio and television stations shared staff such as Andy Steven (who was CHEK's first news director) and Kieth MacKenzie (who served as its sports director). took to social media to share screenshots from a viewer email criticizing her on-air appearance. Copyright © 1994 - 2020 GhanaWeb. Beloved former Global News anchor Christine Crosbie dies after battle with cancer. “It was Walter Cronkite.”. CHEK-DT presently broadcasts 14½ hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with 2½ hours each weekday and an hour each on Saturdays and Sundays); in addition, the station also produces news updates between entertainment programs at the top of each hour between 1:00 and 3:30 p.m. each weekday.

After Mr. Curtis and Jacobson announced their separation in December 1999, their ratings began to slide further, leading to speculation that viewers were uncomfortable watching them work together under the cloud of personal turmoil. Our hearts are heavy today but we take comfort in knowing that he will live on in the hearts, eyes and smiles of all who knew and loved him.”.

He was low-key, with a wonderful sense of humor and journalistic ethics. Until his demise, Pius Amihere Eduku worked with Accra based Citi FM as a business reporter. Unlike most news-producing television stations in major Canadian markets, the station does not broadcast a late evening newscast on weekends (its only weekend newscast is a one-hour 5:00 p.m. newscast). Mr. Curtis, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, died Wednesday night, according to his family.

CHEK was the only local television station that operated on Vancouver Island for many years, until CHUM Limited signed on CIVI-TV (channel 53) in October 2001. Pius Amihere Eduku, a renowned journalist and news anchor of Citi FM, has reportedly died after battling with an undisclosed sickness. Punish those who assault journalists – MFWA Boss, Election 2020: GJA secures GH¢20 million insurance package for journalists, Judicial pronouncements against journalists not personal – Chief Justice, Journalists who have been harassed, arrested under Akufo-Addo administration, Whatsup News editor’s arrest ‘unconstitutional’, ‘affront to democracy’ – GJA.

A colleague wondered if they should give chase. Sad day! Longtime CHAN anchor Tony Parsons joined CHEK on March 15, 2010, as anchor of CHEK's 10:00 p.m. newscast;[23] Parsons had earlier stepped down as anchor at CHAN after a 35-year run as anchor of its News Hour supper hour broadcast on December 16, 2009. Jim Lehrer, the legendary journalist who helped set a high bar for TV journalism via his long-running program on PBS, died on Thursday at his home, according to the network.