Exceptional live coverage of a major breaking news story over the course of five days
WBZ-TV’s coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings was television journalism at its very best – informative, level headed in a time of crisis, and visually arresting. The station was broadcasting live coverage of the Boston Marathon when the two bombs went off, just seconds apart on April 15, 2013. From its very first report of the explosions, this coverage was fact-filled and measured. WBZ-TV dedicated considerable resources to the reporting. After the bombings, the killers were at large and people were afraid. In the face of that concern, the anchors and reporters stayed calm. They kept their viewers up-to-date on fast-moving events. Through all the dramatic events, reporters dug deep to find sources and information not being released by government officials.
Barry Burbank, Steve Burton, Kerry Connolly, Paula Ebben, Jonathan Elias, Todd Gutner, Lisa Hughes, Kate Merrill, Dan Roche, Bobby Sisk, David Wade, Jack Williams, anchors; Karen Anderson, Jim Armstrong, Paul Burton, Sera Congi, Beth Germano, Christina Hager, Jon Keller, Lauren Leamanczyk, Ken Macleod, Michelle Roberts, David Robichaud, Michael Rosenfield, Didi Salcedo, Bill Shields, Joe Shortsleeve, Bree Sison, Jim Smith, reporters; Jackie Connally, Rob Gati, Joe Giza, Jim Harrington, Kelly Isenor, Debbie Kim, Debbi Klein, Jessi Miller, Elsie Nolan, Kevin Osgood, Scott Sullivan, Seth Szilagyi, Ken Tucci, Jonathan Wells, producers; Dominick Aielli, Natalie Bentley, Paul Buscemi, Russ Chasse, Matt Colson, Bryan Foley, Ken Stiles, Pat Geiler, Chris Gobielle, Al Goebel, Ralph Griswold, Rick Hertzler, Nate Isenor, Rick Macomber, Chuck Manning, Tom Matteo, Terry McNamara, Tom McNamee, William Meservey, Ron Mitchell, Chris Remavich, Aaron Strader, Mo Tate, videographers; Stephanie Innis, Kristin Keefe, James Murphy, James O'Donnell, Evan Scruggs, Therese Signaigo, editors; Julie Eich, Matt Geagan, Seth Graham, Michael Hurley, Katie Katzman-Curley, Dean Reddington, Steve Saleeba, Mike Toole, web team; Arne Jensen, Gary Stout, Lindsey Devine, Ron Wilhelmsen, Bill Ritchotte, design; Candace Almeida, Ronald Anderson, Warren Aulenback, Phillip Billings, Ronald Bogatowski, Peter Brennan, Lisa Bumbaca, Marc Carbone, Michael Cusack, William Daley, James DeWitt, Alex Dina, John Downey, Robert Florio, Brian Gallagher, Brian Gentry, Bill Gibbs, Brooks Habersham, Joseph Hughes, Dalinda Ifill, Mary Beth Lambert, Ethan Lawless, Simon Lockwood, Charles Lucci, Marc Maynard, John Montgomery, John Nemec, Steven Obreza, Alison Parnes, David Peabody, Eric Pearson, Theodore Pollack, Greg Raso, Joe Rogers, Ann Scalcione, Harold Sealls, Daniel Shapira, Kari Solomon, Nicole St. Germain, Matt Stead, Kenneth Vedder, Tisha Wilson, Robert Yankowitz, engineering; Andrea Courtois, Joe Couture, Amanda Howes, David Rothstein, assignment editors; Elisabeth Bagemihl, Joanne Bemis, Steve Bognar, Sarah Burke, Bob Dumas, Terry Eliasen, Greg Nickerson, Paul Pabis, Theresa Rooney, Peter Wilson, managers; Mark Lurd, general manager; John Verrilli, news director.
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