NBC Boston announces updated anchor lineups
By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links
NBC Boston has announced a slate of anchor changes, including a new weeknight co-anchor hire.
The NBC-owned station has hired Priscilla Casper from KVOA in Tuscon, Arizona, to anchor at 6 and 11 p.m.
She will replace Shannon Mulaire, whose name and bio was also removed from the station site around the same time Casper’s hiring was announced, though WBTS has yet to confirm her status.
Casper will appear alongside Glenn Jones at 6 and 11 p.m. as well as Colton Bradford at 4 p.m.
Bradford has been hosting “The Hub Today” with Maria Sansone and will remain in that role as well as co-anchoring the midday news with Melody Mendez.
“The additions of Priscilla and Colton strengthen our stations’ impact in the Boston community,” “said Kirsten Wolff, vice president of news for NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN, said in a statement. “Priscilla’s trustworthy approach for delivering breaking news and exclusive interviews, combined with Colton’s natural ability to engage loyal and new audiences, positions NBC10 Boston as the favorite across all of our station’s news platforms. I am proud to welcome Priscilla and Colton into the NBC10 Boston family.”
WBTS recently hired Cory Smith as 5 and 7 p.m. co-anchor as well as forecaster Tevin Wooten for the 4 and 7 p.m.
Jones started has role at the station Nov. 1, 2021.
That station’s news director, Ben Dobson, also abruptly left the station in the fall of 2021.
WBTS became an NBC-owned station in January 2017 and launched its local news at the same time. It took the NBC affiliation from Sunbeam-owned WHDH as part of a complex history between the network’s run-ins with WHDH management and desire for an owned station in the market.
WBTS has struggled to find its footing in the local news ratings since then, despite hiring away some of the region’s top talent from rivals. It regularly trails the station’s ABC, CBS and Fox affiliates as well as WHDH.
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