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Watch: Out Boston Anchorman Retires after Four Decades

by Kilian Melloy
EDGE Staff Reporter
Thursday May 21, 2020
Out anchor Randy Price's farewell message, complete with retirement cake
Out anchor Randy Price's farewell message, complete with retirement cake  (Source:Screen cap / WCVB / YouTube)

Out anchorman Randy Price has left the airwaves after 38 years. The longtime Boston news personality had to offer Boston viewers his valedictory message from South Carolina, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Boston.com.

"For 38 years, New Englanders have trusted me and my colleagues to bring them the important news and information of the day," an emotional Price said on his final appearance as an anchor with the station's "Eyeopener" morning show. "I thank you for that trust and inviting me into your home."

Price had been with Boston news channel WCVB since 2009, but he had "anchored at all of the major local news stations in Boston," the Boston.com article recalled.

The out anchor gave a shoutout to "the pioneers of the LGBT movement," offering them thanks "for wanting me to be part of something that would forever change the opportunities for millions of people all across this country."

Toward the end of his farewell message, Price showed off a gift from his WCVB coworkers: A retirement cake. "With no one to share it with!" Price quipped.

Watch Price's farewell message below.


Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Assistant Arts Editor. He also reviews theater for WBUR. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.


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