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Joe Shortsleeve

WBZ-TV's Joe Shortsleeve 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 jmshortsleeve@wbztv.com.

Tobin Bridge tolls. (WBZ-TV)

Local Authorities Now Required To Pay Tolls

The State of Massachusetts is shutting off hundreds of transponders that let some vehicles go through the tolls for free.

12/10/2013

Day care program (WBZ-TV)

Boston Child Care Centers Say They Are Threatened By School Program

Child care providers blame an innovative program started by the Boston Public Schools.

12/09/2013

(Town of Winchester)

Winchester Considers $130M School Renovation

Voters in Winchester have a $130 million question to answer next week.

12/02/2013

St. Mary's Junior Senior School in Worcester. (WBZ-TV photo)

Worcester Catholic School Fighting For Survival

Facing escalating costs and declining enrollment, the Bishop of Worcester has given a small Catholic school until the end of January to raise $500,000 or shut the doors in June.

11/25/2013

National Grid crew. (WBZ-TV photo)

I-Team: Thousands Of Gas Leaks Across Mass.

By one estimate, there are more than 20,000 gas leaks across Massachusetts at this time. The leaks not only present a public safety concern, but one for ratepayers as well.

11/22/2013

Open sign (WBZ-TV photo)

I-Team: Sex Trafficking In The Suburbs

Prostitution arrests are being made in communities that don’t usually see that type of crime.

11/21/2013

A rendering of what Wynn Everett could look like. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz)

Questions Raised Over Wynn Land Deal For Possible Everett Casino

Questions are being raised over a land deal for a possible casino in Everett.

11/21/2013

David Perdios (WBZ-TV photo)

I-Team: Milton Town Official Only Working Half Of The Time

Most town officials are working hard these days to make ends meet, but the I-Team followed one well-paid town department head and found he was hardly working at all.

11/14/2013

Kratom an herb related to the coffee plant.  (WBZ-TV photo)

I-Team: Mass. Lawmaker Files Bill To Outlaw Kratom

The I-Team discovered the herb is sold in many stores and experts say it can have a powerful and gripping effect on the brain.

11/13/2013

Danielle Kwatcher (WBZ-TV photo)

Local High School Student Fights ACT Cheating Allegation

In cases involving standardized tests, the student is guilty until proven innocent.

11/12/2013

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