BOSTON (CBS) – WBZ NewsRadio 1030 afternoon co-anchor Anthony Silva announced his retirement Monday, after almost 36 years of service at the station.

Silva, who anchors the afternoon newscasts with Diane Stern and is also the station’s business editor, said he will step down in June, when he turns 65.

“Anthony has been a significant player in WBZ’s success and awards over the years. He deserves (and has) our admiration and thanks for a job well done,” WBZ’s Director of News and Programming Peter Casey told his staff in a memo Monday.

“He sits comfortably with the other legendary voices/names we all think of when reminiscing about the people who greatly contributed to the well-earned reputation that WBZ has established in Boston Broadcasting.”

Casey said the loss of Silva’s “voice, experience, and his gentlemanly manner will be a challenge for us to replace.”

Silva produces 50 New England Business Reports each week which are heard weekday mornings and afternoons on WBZ. It’s the only broadcast series in Boston that exclusively focuses on business, technology, and medical developments in the region.

Anthony Silva in the 1990's. (Photo credit: Peter Casey-WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Anthony Silva in the 1990’s. (Photo credit: Peter Casey-WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

He also puts together the daily WBZ “MarketWrap,” providing the closing stock numbers for the largest employers in Massachusetts, “The New England Small Business Report,” and the daily “Money Matters” segment with Certified Financial Planner Dee Lee.

Silva is also well-known for his WBZ Business Breakfast Series. For more than 20 years, he’s hosted for the open discussions with featured speakers including Sir Richard Branson, Jack Welch, Katie Couric, George Stephanopoulos, John Henry and many others.

He has won several awards including the Champion Media Award for Economic Understanding, The Small Business Administration’s Reporter of the Year, the Ohio State Award, and numerous AP and Tom Phillips Awards for best newscast, best breaking news story, best feature and best reporter.

For more about Anthony, visit his biography page.

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