WCVB-TV veteran reporter Jack Harper is retiring after 35 years with the station, according to The Boston Globe.
Andrew Vrees, Channel 5 news director, announced Harper’s departure in a memo obtained by the Globe:
“In my book, reporters fall into a few different categories: ‘Story-Breakers,’ ‘Story-Chasers’ and ‘Story-Tellers.’ Then there’s Jack Harper who falls into a category all of his own. For the last 34 years Jack has made us laugh, scream, and mostly cry. His extraordinary ability to turn the mundane into TV gold has been a gift to this television station and to our viewers. Jack is retiring for all the right reasons. His last day will come at the end of May. Of course, we’ll all take time before then to celebrate a talented colleague and legend in Boston television.”
According to WCVB-TV’s website, Harper joined the station as a freelance reporter in 1981, working as a reporter for WEEI radio in Boston before that.