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.