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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.

Boston (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Boston’s Two Biggest Pothole Trouble Spots

The I-Team has learned that during the past couple of years, there are just two spots in the city of Boston that are causing a lot of damage.

04/28/2014

Veterans Community Foundation (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Mass. Bans Charity Claiming To Help Veterans

The I-Team found one charity collecting thousands of dollars in donations for veterans, but so far providing no services to them.

04/24/2014

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Arrest Prompts Changes To Boston Marathon Security

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says patrols will be stepped up because of Tuesday night’s incident.

04/16/2014

The city's building inspector believes the Beacon Street brownstone can be saved. (WBZ-TV)

Malden Welding Company Linked To Deadly Beacon Street Fire

Sparks from a welder’s torch are believed to have ignited the blaze which claimed the lives of two Boston Firefighters.

04/08/2014

Fisher College in Boston's Back Bay. (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Family Says College Duped Them Out Of $40,000

A college in Boston took over a smaller Back Bay school and then dropped the program entirely.

04/03/2014

Former State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy will run in the Boston Marathon for team MR8. (WBZ-TV)

Retired State Police Sergeant Running Marathon For Martin Richard

He will always be remembered as the state police sergeant who took those grisly photos of accused marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He calls them the real face of terror.

03/31/2014

South Huntington Ave in Jamaica Plain. (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Boston Residents Want Dangerous Street Fixed

Residents are scared to walk on the adjacent sidewalk, and they think they know what is to blame for the crashes.

03/25/2014

Sewer (WBZ-TV)

Wayland Residents Faced With $23,000 Sewer Bills

About three dozen homeowners and just as many businesses are facing astronomical sewer bills.

03/18/2014

Tom Menino. (WBZ-TV)

Cancer Specialist Outlines Challenges Ahead For Menino

Over the weekend we learned Menino, 71, is battling an advanced form of cancer.

03/17/2014

Chemist at State Crime Lab. (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: State DNA Crime Lab Explains Delays

Defense attorneys and crime victims say long delays are impacting justice.

03/12/2014

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