Bob Halloran

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Bob Halloran is the Friday and Saturday nights news anchor and sports anchor for WCVB Channel 5, an ABC affiliate located in the Boston, Massachusetts media market.

He is the author of Irish Thunder: The Hard Life and Times of Micky Ward, a boxing biography on "Irish " Micky Ward, published in 2007 by Lyons Press. Paramount Pictures has retained Bob Halloran as a technical consultant for the producers of the upcoming film The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg as Micky Ward and Christian Bale as Micky's brother Dicky Eklund.[1]

In 2004, Halloran wrote Destiny Derailed, a book on the collapse of the Boston Red Sox 2003 playoff run. His new book, "Breakdown: The Story of Gang Warfare, High School Football, and the Coach who Policed the Streets" was due out August 4, 2010.

Halloran is an adjunct faculty member teaching news journalism courses in the communications department at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts. He has also been a regular contributor as a sports columnist for the Boston Metro newspaper.

Halloran has worked as an anchor for ESPNews, writer for, a sports reporter for WFXT Fox 25 News in Boston, a co-host of a sports talk radio show for 890 ESPN in Boston, and as a news anchor on WCVX TV58 Cape Cod in the Early 1990s. A native of New Jersey, he is a graduate of Washington and Lee University.