NESN has opted not to renew the contract of Naoko Funayama when it expires later this month. The popular Bruins rinkside reporter has been with the sports net since 2007. No word on her next move, though she was lauded by colleagues for her professionalism and knowledge.
‘BZ has brought in former Weather Channel met Eric Fisher to helm the station’s weathercasts. He arrived in Boston last week to assume the Chief Met position, pushing Todd Gutner back to mornings following the departure of Melissa Mack to her native WJW/Cleveland. You may remember Fisher from his pre-Weather Channel stint at Fox25.
Popular Eyeopener traffic reporter Dorothy Krysiuk is leaving NewsCenter5. Krysiuk arrived on 5 TV Place in 2010. An employee of traffic-segment producer Westwood One, she had previously worked at Philadelphia’s WCAU (NBC/10) and Fox25 sister-station WTXF (Fox/29). No word on her next move or her replacement, though her last day was Tuesday.