Latest Layoffs: WCVB/Boston Cuts Jim Morelli

Reporter Jim Morelli, who’s been at WCVB/Boston for five years, was told Friday he’ll be out of work effective April 7, according to “The Scoop” on bostontvnews:  “Jim tells me, “For me, far greater than the loss of income, will be the lost opportunity to spend my working hours with the many friends I’ve made at Channel 5. That is what will stand out for me when I look back on these five years: the wonderful friendships.”

Morelli’s an experienced reporter and anchor, who’s pulled gigs in Atlanta and at CNN.  He’s also a published author, and before becoming a journalist worked as a pharmacist and poison control specialist.

Jim Morelli

Morelli’s departure comes as Boston local newsers are still reacting to the sudden departure of WHDH main anchor Randy Price, who apparently anchored his last newscast in 7’s Newsplex on Wednesday, had a meeting with station owner Ed Ansin on Thursday, and was out of the building Friday.

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