Friday, May 3, 2019

WCVB Boston Sports Anchor Mike Lynch To Semi-Retire

Mike Lynch
WCVB Channel 5’s longtime, principal Sports Anchor, Mike Lynch, has announced his plan to retire from anchoring SportsCenter 5 in August.

However,  Lynch isn’t leaving the Channel 5 family and will transition to part-time as a special, sports correspondent. Lynch, who is fondly referred to as “Lynchie” by his fans and colleagues, was named the Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year an unprecedented 16 times and has been an integral part of WCVB’s SportsCenter 5 team for more than 37 years.

“After nearly forty years at WCVB, I’ve decided it’s time to step away from the daily anchoring of SportsCenter 5. But it’s not goodbye…I’m looking forward to remaining in the sports mix at the station, working on special assignments, major sporting events, ‘High 5,’ and the annual ‘High 5: Salute to Thanksgiving Heroes,” said Lynch when making the announcement. “In my new role as a correspondent, I very much look forward to bringing the same energy and enthusiasm to all of these assignments. Working in the greatest sports town where I grew up, and covering so many memorable championships and iconic moments for SportsCenter 5, has been a true privilege and a career I will always treasure.”

“Mike is unquestionably the Dean of Boston sports broadcasting, and it’s difficult to imagine WCVB’s sports coverage without Lynchie at the helm,” said Bill Fine, WCVB Channel 5 President and General Manager.

“Mike is a legendary sports journalist in Boston who brought unmatched access, expertise, and insight as SportsCenter 5’s principal anchor,” said Paige Harrison, WCVB Channel 5 News Director.

Lynch joined WCVB Channel 5 as weekend sports anchor in March 1982, and he was promoted to principal Sports Anchor in September 1985 and has led the SportsCenter 5 team ever since.

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