The following excerpt was sent out from the Boston Globe:
Bob Halloran, who has spent more than 20 years as a sports anchor and reporter at Channel 5, announced Thursday that he will retire May 31.
“After nearly four decades doing a job that I’ve loved, in arguably the greatest sports town in the country, I’ve decided it’s time to step away from sports reporting and the tremendous team here at WCVB and spend more time writing, pursuing my passion for music and golf, and most importantly enjoying my incredible family,” said Halloran in a statement.
Halloran, 59, joined Channel 5 in 2003 as a freelance anchor/reporter. He became full-time in 2014.
Prior to Channel 5, Halloran’s broadcast career included stops at ESPN and locally at WFXT (now Boston 25) and WPRI in Providence. During his three years at ESPN, Halloran wrote for ESPN.com as well as anchoring studio shows such as “SportsCenter.”
“I’ve been blessed with a career that has allowed me to not only work alongside some of the best journalists in the business, but to cover some of the most outstanding teams, athletes, and sports legends,” he said. “It has been a thrilling and rewarding journey, and I’ve enjoyed every minute.”