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WBZ Morning News Anchor Ed Walsh Signs Off

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Ed Walsh anchoring the WBZ Morning News

Ed Walsh anchoring the WBZ Morning News

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BOSTON (CBS) – WBZ Morning News co-anchor Ed Walsh anchored his final newscasts Tuesday as he retired after a long and distinguished career in radio.

He had anchored the morning drive newscast at WBZ since 2006.

Listen: Ed Walsh Says Goodbye

He is leaving to spend more time with his family, which now includes nine grandchildren.

Read: Jon Keller’s Salute To Ed Walsh

Walsh joined WBZ News Radio in 2006 from CBS RADIO sister station WCBS News Radio 880 in New York. He followed in the footsteps of long time news anchor Gary LaPierre, who retired after more than forty years at WBZ.

WBZ-TV’s Paula Ebben Reports

A search for Walsh’s replacement is underway.  LaPierre will fill in next week.

Walsh was born in Somerville, raised in Natick and Wellesley and graduated from Wellesley High School and Holy Cross College, with a degree in economics.

He served in combat as a naval officer in Vietnam.

Walsh and his wife Chris have been married for 41 years. They are the parents of a son and three daughters. They will split their retirement time between Florida and Maine.

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