Shayna Seymour Named Co-Anchor of WCVB’s Nightly News Magazine

By A.J. Katz 

WCVB TV’s Shayna Seymour has been promoted to co-anchor of the station’s nightly news magazine program Chronicle with Anthony Everett effective Thursday, May 25.  WCVB president and general manager Bill Fine made the announcement this morning.

“Shayna’s journalistic skills, work ethic and enthusiasm have been an asset to the Chronicle team for more than a decade,” said Fine when announcing her promotion at Boston’s ABC affiliate.  “I’m confident that her unique voice and perspective will enhance her appeal to our viewers as she assumes even more responsibility with the program.”

Seymour has been a reporter and producer for Chronicle for 11 years.  In addition to her role on Chronicle, she has been co-anchor of the weekend EyeOpener newscasts with Doug Meehan.

“Co-anchoring Chronicle is an absolute dream come true,” said Seymour.  “There is simply no better team of journalists and storytellers than my co-anchor Anthony Everett, outstanding reporters Erika Tarantal and Ted Reinstein, and the talented behind-the-scenes group of producers, photojournalists, writers, and editors here at Chronicle…this is the honor of a lifetime.”

Chronicle executive producer Chris Stirling said, “One of Shayna’s favorite sayings is that ‘team work makes the dream work.’  And she demonstrates that daily with her dedication to the program. I am very excited to have Shayna play an even larger role on Chronicle as co-anchor.”

Seymour replaces JC Monahan who will be leaving WCVB at the end of her contract.  Seymour joined Chronicle in April 2006 as a reporter/producer and won an Emmy Award in 2015.  During the last 11 years she’s covered a range of stories: profiling Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres, traveling throughout New England, and tackling topics of teen pregnancy and the disability rights movement. She also anchors Chronicle’s What’s New?, a monthly report on the latest attractions in food, fashion, and fun in the Boston area.

A native of Amherst, MA, Seymour received a B.A. in Sociology from Spellman College and M.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse.