Joe Shortsleeve is chief correspondent for WBZ-TV News weekdays at 5:00PM, 6:00PM and 11:00PM on WBZ-TV. A native of New England, Shortsleeve is an award-winning journalist who joined the station in September 1990 as a general assignment reporter and back-up anchor. A classic “working anchor,” Shortsleeve was thrown into the national spotlight during the coverage of the tragic small plane crash that killed JFK Jr. in 1999 when he reported live for CBS News from Martha’s Vineyard within hours of reports that the plane was missing. He continued as the reporter on the scene for CBS, WBZ-TV News and CNN throughout the week’s events.
Prior to joining the WBZ-TV News evening news team, Shortsleeve was co-anchor of News 4 This Morning, the station’s live morning program from September 1994 to August 1998. Before that he worked at WLVI-TV in Boston as weekend anchor of “The News at Ten,” and as a reporter since 1984. He also worked as executive producer and anchor for Cablevision News 12 in Westport, Connecticut from 1983 to 1984.
Shortsleeve began his broadcasting career as weekend anchor, reporter, and producer at WHBF-TV in Rock Island, Illinois from 1979 to 1980. From 1980 to 1981 he was the primary anchor at WITN-TV in Greenville, North Carolina, before returning to New England.
Shortsleeve was named Best TV Reporter by Boston Magazine in 1994. He received the prestigious Ohio State Award in 1988 and the Gannett Corporation’s General Assignment Reporter of the Year Award in 1987. In 1986 he received a United Press International Award and a New England Emmy Award.
Raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Shortsleeve graduated from Boston College High School and went on to earn a bachelor of arts from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester in 1979. Shortsleeve lives with his wife and three children in the Greater Boston area.
You can email Joe at email@example.com.
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