Veteran reporter and anchor Jim Boyd will be inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame this week for his exceptional work in journalism.
Boyd has been in the news industry for 36 years. He began his career in public television working in the mailroom at WNET-TV in New York in 1961. He went on to cover public affairs and produce the Emmy Award-winning news program “News in Perspective.”
In 1972, Boyd began working as a reporter for the newly launched WCVB-TV in Boston. He became anchor of weekend and early morning newscasts, and eventually co-anchored mid-day newscasts with Susan Wornick.
Boyd is responsible for contributing to the earliest productions of WGBH-TV’s “Say Brother,” known today as “Basic Black.”
In 2008, Boyd retired from broadcasting and is now completing a degree in sociology at Tufts University.
The seasoned journalist has volunteered his time throughout his career and has held positions on the boards of The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Youth Enrichment Services and the Roxbury YMCA.
Boyd will be honored alongside Dick Albert, co-chief meteorologist at WCVB-TV; Matt Siegal, the longtime host of “Matty in the Morning” on WXKS-FM (“Kiss 108”) and Jane Christo, former General Manager of WBUR.