Emily Riemer is on the move to Boston. The now-former political reporter at Columbus, O.H.’s ABC-affil WSYX will be heading to WCVB to co-anchor the weekend edition of NewsCenter5 Eyeopener with Steve Lacy.
According to TVSpy, Riemer built quite a reputation in Columbus, even landing an interview with President Obama last year. In addition to her new anchoring role at Channel 5, Riemer will also cover general assignment reporting, leaving her former beat in Ohio. Returning to Boston is coming full-circle for Riemer, who began her career as an intern at WCVB while in college.
As we reported earlier, former weekend Eye co-anchor Shiba Russell left WCVB for an anchor job at NBC flagship WNBC. Reimer begins at NewsCenter5 on March 26th. Incidentally, crosstown rival and 7 News Today in New England co-anchor Anne Allred also worked at WSYX.