Longtime NewsCenter5 weatherman David Brown will be leaving the station for a new role at the Forsyth Institute. The seventeen year veteran will become the new Chief Advancement Officer at the independent oral health research institution.
‘CVB General Manager Bill Fine remarks in a press release, ”David Brown has ably served Channel 5 and the Boston marketplace with great dedication through a variety of roles,” while News Director Andrew Vrees added, “David’s skill and unflappable style during major weather events has made him highly valued by viewers. David’s talents—across many aspects of our business—will be sorely missed.”
The popular meteorologist joined Channel 5 in 1995 from Hearst sister station WISN in Milwaukee. After floating through several roles, Brown remarked, “I’m leaving WCVB with mixed emotions. It has been my honor to have worked alongside the finest in broadcasting at the nation’s top station. I’m leaving to pursue an exciting opportunity at the Forsyth Institute, another Boston institution. I’m so grateful and thankful to all our viewers who have made me feel so welcomed in their homes.”
No word yet on his last day at the station, or his replacement.
Former ‘BZer Kathy Curran will be joining NewsCenter5, according to a statement released on their website. Curran, who left the CBS-owned duopoly earlier this year, will be joining Team 5 Investigates.
Channel 5 brass remarked excitedly upon announcement of the news. General Manager Bill Fine remarked, “We are excited to have such a talented and hard-hitting investigative journalist join our team,” while News Director Andrew Vrees commented, “Kathy’s track record of uncovering abuses of the system makes her a natural addition to our award-winning investigative group.”
Curran joins NewsCenter5 on August 14th.
NewsCenter5 has been selected as the recipient of the Large Market category of the 2012 Edward R. Murrow award. The winning entry, a report about the 2011 tornadoes that afflicted western Massachusetts, was selected from a pool of dozens of nominees.
‘CVB GM Bill Fine remarked in a press release, “I know the depth of effort and quality of our news programming is exceptional, and viewers have rewarded WCVB with their loyalty to NewsCenter5. This award, bestowed by peers, is the greatest honor we could receive and emblematic of our core mission to serve New England every day.” His colleague, News Director Andrew Vrees, remarked, “Our entire news team has done an amazing job covering the major news stories affecting New England. Each day we strive to provide quality reporting to the Boston community and this is a testament to our success”.