It’s been more than three decades on the air in the Boston market for Randy Price, and now it’s time to try something new.
The Boston media legend is ending his run at WCVB, the Hearst-owned ABC station, on May 20 as morning anchor after a decade at that particular property.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute of my more than 10 years anchoring the EyeOpener newscasts here at WCVB, and now I’ve decided it’s time for me to step back from my career in news and start a new chapter. I look forward to enjoying different adventures in my life,” Price said in a statement. “It’s truly been a privilege to work with the most talented journalists in the business, both on the air and behind the scenes, here at Channel 5. … They will all always be my family. And I couldn’t be more grateful to our wonderful and loyal viewers for making the EyeOpener the most watched morning newscasts in the market. … Thank you!”
General manager and president Bill Fine said the following after learning about Price’s plans to retire: “Not only is Randy a media legend here in Boston, but he’s always been a respected leader and very positive presence in the Channel 5 newsroom. It’s hard to fathom starting our days without his trusted, and extremely recognizable, voice every morning. We’re all very grateful to Randy for his countless contributions to the station’s outstanding journalism and also for his great wit and friendship.”
Price has spent time anchoring at all the major network-affiliated stations in the city. He’s been honored with various awards including Boston Magazine’s Boston’s Best News Anchor.
He began his television career after serving in the U.S. Air Force.