Boston CBS announcements anchor changes to fill gap left by layoffs
Boston’s CBS owned stations have announced anchor changes that start Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.
Martin anchors the station’s 5:30 p.m. newscast and 10 p.m. news on sister station MyNetworkTV affiliate WSBK.
The changes will, notably, give the stations two female anchors at 5:30 and 10 p.m.
Martin replaces Chris McKinnon, who was laid off from WBZ in May 2020, amid a sweeping set of staff reductions across CBS and other properties (Merrill’s bio on the station website still lists McKinnon as co-anchor though his bio has been scrubbed entirely).
No changes were announced for other timeslots.
The team chatted about the changes — from socially distant locations — Aug. 20, 2020.