Longtime WCVB-TV and NECN news anchor Chet Curtis died Wednesday, Jan. 22, after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 74.
Curtis, along with his former wife and long-time local co-anchor Natalie Jacobson, were once huge news stars, whose fame seemed bigger than the TV station they worked for, WCVB-TV (Channel 5).
His trajectory from megastar anchor to Sunday host mirrors the ongoing transformation of local television news.
Here is his story.