Update: Frances Rivera will be leaving WHDH to join WPIX, New York’s affiliate of The CW. She will be anchoring the PIX 11 Morning News. ‘PIX tells TVSpy, “Frances’ experience and talent will be great assets to our award-winning morning newscast, we’re looking forward to having her join the team later this summer.” Incidentally, WPIX is owned by Tribune Corp, who formerly owned 7 sister-station WLVI.
Frances Rivera, lead anchor at WHDH, announced today that she will leave the station next month. She tells the Boston Globe that the decision to leave 7 and 56 was “bittersweet.”
“For me, this isn’t a professional move. This is a personal move,” she tells the Globe, “It was great to be in Boston in the position I was in. I get to check that off in my career bucket list.”
Rivera has been the lead anchor at channel 7 since 2006, and has been with the station for ten years.