Boston University News Release

18th December, 2006

Channel 5's David Boeri to Join WBUR-FM

(Boston) – Veteran Boston TV reporter and award-winning journalist David Boeri will depart WCVB-TV after 15 years to join WBUR-FM on January 1 as a special correspondent and host for Boston’s NPR News Station, announced WBUR Group General Manager Paul La Camera. Boeri will help develop and host a new weekly local news magazine.

“We are delighted that a journalist of David’s high caliber will become a member of our team,” said La Camera. “He is an outstanding professional with top-notch investigative experience, extraordinary versatility and extensive local knowledge.”

Boeri, who has covered Greater Boston as a television reporter since 1986, recently earned recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Headliner Awards, the Associated Press and the Radio and Television News Director's Association (RTNDA) for his continuing investigative reporting on the FBI and the bureau's former top-echelon informant and fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger. He was also recognized for his coverage of the September 11 hijackings that emanated from Boston's Logan Airport.

“I'm thrilled,” said Boeri. “It's the opportunity to do the kind of in-depth reporting, story-telling and outreach that I've been looking for and always been committed to.”

Before joining WCVB-TV, Boeri reported news and public affairs for WGBH-TV (Channel 2) as well as PBS. In addition to local news, he covered the war in El Salvador and traveled to James Bay and Hudson Bay, Canada, to report on the world’s largest hydroelectric project and its impact on native Cree Indians and Eskimos. For his coverage of these stories, and of political scandal in Massachusetts, he received numerous Emmy awards, Edward R. Murrow awards and Boston Magazine's designation as "Best Political Reporter in Boston."

Boeri’s first TV reporting job was at KTCS, the public television station in Seattle. Boeri’s initial reporting assignment was covering Hubert Humphrey in the final days of the 1968 presidential campaign for his college radio station.

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Boeri also holds a master's degree in forestry and ecology from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has taught marine education and commercial fisheries at the University of Alaska and journalism courses at Boston University and in Romania. He has traveled extensively, in Kosovo, Russia, Albania, the Republic of Georgia, Central America and Great Britain, his wife's homeland. He resides with his family in Petersham, Mass.

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