Mass(achusetts) Exodus: Lorch Out at 7

Another round of departures has rocked the Boston TV landscape.  Matt Lorch, currently the 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. anchor at 7 News, has accepted a job at KCPQ in Seattle.  The Fox affiliate and former WLVI-sister station announced today that Lorch will begin anchoring at 5 p.m. on September 12th.

News director Jon Brady told TVSpy that “We are very excited to welcome Matt Lorch home to Seattle,” adding that “We’re all looking forward to having him on the team.”

Lorch, a native of Washington, has been anchoring at channel 7 since 2006.  Prior to that, he was an anchor at Miami’s WPLG.  No word yet on his last day at WHDH.  Lorch is the latest in an exodus from the Boston market that includes 7 primary anchor Frances Rivera, 25-er Sara Underwood, NewsCenter5 weekender Steve Lacy, and channel 4 veteran Peg Rusconi.

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2 Responses

  1. maxbtvn says:

    Yet another departure from WHDH has been announced – this time it’s Matt Lorch, who’s leaving to anchor the 5pm newscast for the Fox station in Seattle.

    Boy, this puts the cat among the pigeons! (My outside bet to replace Frances Rivera is now Reed Cowan who just left WSVN)

  2. jdemeo6898 says:

    Here’s a link to TV Spy’s story of Lorch leaving:

    It will be interesting to see who replaces Lorch. They never replaced anyone on weekend night’s either if I’m not mistaken. I wonder if 7 will give the reporters and anchors a union contract now.

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