Susan Wornick

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Susan Wornick (born December 31, 1949) was the mid-day news anchor at WCVB-TV in Boston. Since May, 2014, she and ex-husband Bob Lobel "are pairing up to serve as the "faces" of MeTV Boston, WCVB's digital channel 5.2, announced Bill Fine, WCVB President and General Manager."[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in the Bronx, NY and raised in Natick, Massachusetts, she graduated from Emerson College in 1971 [3] with a BA. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Degree from Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts.[4] She said “the only reason I went to college at all is that my parents wanted me to be the first in my family to get a degree.“[5] She intended to major in speech pathology and audiology but ended up majoring in psychology with minors in English and History.[6] She credits two Natick High School teachers with her success.

Career[edit]

From 1979 to 1981, she was a reporter and anchor at WHDH Radio. She also worked at WBZ radio, winning AP and UPI awards.[4]

With WCVB since 1981, she was named midday anchor in February 1989 until she stepped down in March 2014. She "was named a member of Team 5 Investigates, WCVB's investigative unit, in 2006" and was the station's consumer reporter.,[1][4]

Wornick has been a vocal supporter of a Massachusetts law to shield journalists when they try to protect confidential sources. She was almost jailed for refusing to name her sources in the mid 1980s while working on a story alleging corruption within the Revere, Massachusetts Police Department.,[7][8][9]

Awards[edit]

Her awards include three regional Emmy Awards, the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association (ABA) (1991), the Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the "Embracing The Legacy (of Robert F. Kennedy) award at the Kennedy Library in recognition of her work in protecting children" [4] She will be inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame September 12, 2014.[5]

Charitable work[edit]

Charities she has supported include Rosie’s Place, Catholic Charities, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, the Natick VNA and Rodman Rides for Kids.[5]

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