Mathieu will join the WGBH newsroom in June to begin training and reporting, and is expected to take over on-air duties in August.
"We're thrilled to welcome Joe to our rapidly growing local newsroom. As a talented broadcaster and outstanding journalist, he will help us to take Morning Edition to the next level of high quality reporting," said Phil Redo, General Manager for Radio.
"After seven years hosting the show, Bob Seay has left his mark. As Bob shifts his focus to enterprise reporting and guiding the show, we'll all be grateful to take greater advantage of his editorial skills and experience."
Mathieu will replace veteran Morning Edition host Bob Seay, who will shift his focus to reporting and writing while remaining a critical member of the Morning Edition team. During Seay’s seven-year tenure Morning Edition’s audience grew 180 percent.
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Prior to joining WBZ, Mathieu worked in Washington, D.C. where he served as program director of P.O.T.U.S., Sirius XM’s news and talk channel dedicated to covering U.S. politics, a program which he developed and launched in 2007. He also worked as a news anchor and editor for two commercial stations in Washington, D.C. and spent seven years as the managing editor and anchor for CBS MarketWatch.