Boston Sports Anchor Signs Off, Reflects on Time at WEEI

By Andrew Gauthier 

Boston Globe

Butch Stearns was saying his goodbyes last night, signing off for the final time from Channel 25 after 10 years, the last eight as sports anchor. If all goes according to plan, he’ll be saying hello from a different venue in the Boston market soon.

“Whatever name recognition I have is in this market,” said Stearns, who confirms he has had discussions with other local outlets and continues to contribute at WEEI. “I’m living in the house I grew up in. I have a wife and three daughters, I coach, I’m dug in. This is home, this is where we want to be, and this is where we will be.”

But even as he endures the process of changing jobs, hes well aware that in the current media landscape, the job he loves is rapidly changing.

“The days when we were growing up and waiting up until 6 and 11 o’clock to get our news on the Red Sox, those days are long gone,” Stearns said. “If you’re waiting until 10 o’clock for the Patriots highlights or to see how many points Paul Pierce scored, you must not have a phone, a computer.” More…