WBZ 1030 names new morning news co-anchor
CBS Radio Boston's news/talker WBZ 1030 has named a replacement for Ed Walsh who retired four months ago(BRW 11/4/10), it was announced this afternoon. Joe Mathieu will take over morning drive co-anchor duties in early May according station's program director Peter Casey who made the announcement via the following press release :
JOE MATHIEU NAMED WBZ NEWSRADIO 1030 MORNING ANCHOR
New England Native Returns to Anchor Mornings on WBZ-AM
Boston, MA – April 4, 2011 - WBZ NewsRadio 1030 is pleased to announce veteran radio news anchor, Joe Mathieu, will return to his professional home town and assume the morning radio news anchor duties at the top-rated, award-winning WBZ NewsRadio 1030 beginning in early May (Monday-Friday 5:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m.), it was announced today by Peter Casey, WBZ NewsRadio News & Programming Director. WBZ programming can be heard on-air and online at www.cbsboston.com.
With more than 20 years of radio news experience, Mathieu joins WBZ from Sirius XM in Washington, D.C. where he spent four years as Program Director of P.O.T.U.S., Sirius XM’s news and talk channel dedicated to covering the politics of the United States. In fact, it was Mathieu who developed and launched the popular P.O.T.U.S. channel in 2007. Mathieu’s radio news career in the nation’s capital began in 1998, working as a news anchor and editor at Metro Networks, and delivering morning news on stations including DC101 and WASH-FM. He spent seven years as managing editor and anchor at the CBS MarketWatch Radio Network, providing updates and analysis on the economy and financial markets to stations including WBZ NewsRadio 1030 in Boston, 1010WINS in New York, WBBM in Chicago, and WTOP in Washington.
Before Washington, D.C., Mathieu worked as both an anchor and reporter in several markets throughout the country including here in Boston where he spent time at WRKO as part of that station's '96 New Hampshire Primary coverage team. Mathieu was also one of the youngest news directors in the country while working at the Boch Broadcasting radio group in Hyannis, Mass. He was the morning drive news anchor on Boch stations including WXTK and WCOD, covering news stories central to the Cape and Islands region and the state of Massachusetts.
Upon being named WBZ’s morning anchor Mathieu said, “I couldn't be more thrilled to accept the morning anchor position at WBZ NewsRadio. Having grown-up listening to Gary LaPierre every morning and later delivering business reports on the station, I have long considered WBZ to be the gold standard in radio news. I'm excited to bring my wife and daughter back home, set my alarm clock, and play such an important role in the local community.”
“I’ve known Joe for more than a decade and watched him grow as a broadcaster and journalist,” said Casey. “The time is right to bring him home to New England and WBZ where he’ll bring his Washington experience in covering news from the national perspective and combine that with his knowledge of Boston and New England.”
Mathieu is a 1996 graduate of Emerson College with a degree in mass communications/radio broadcasting. He is a graduate of the Pomfret School in Pomfret, Conn. His extended family lives in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Mathieu will settle in the Boston area bringing his wife, Slone, and their daughter, Bella.
Mathieu replaces Ed Walsh who retired in November.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030 is owned by CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation.