Rod Fritz

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Rod Fritz is an anchor/reporter for WBZ and can be heard anchoring the news Mid-Days, Monday thru Friday from 10:00 until 3:00. Fritz, a veteran of over 35 years in radio news, began his career in Boston in 1976 at WHDH-AM as News Director. Rod coordinated the entire radio stations efforts during the Blizzard of ’78 and won a number of Associated Press and United Press International awards for local coverage during his tenure.

Rod then spent two years working at KIMN in Denver, CO. Rod returned to his roots in Boston in 1980, as New Director of WROR-FM. He then moved on to anchor and Assistant Director of News and Programming at CBS owned all news WEEI. In 1986 Rod was named morning news anchor and News Director at WMJX-FM/WMEX-AM and coordinated efforts and won awards for the coverage of the Presidential campaign of 1988, as well as an award from the Massachusetts Teachers Association on the 25th Anniversary of Man’s Landing on the Moon. Fritz spent a year in Bristol, CT at ESPN Radio, as national sports anchor during the early years of the network’s operation.

Rod spent 7 years supervising the news division of WRKO, from 1999 to 2006. He also produced and anchored major news events and breaking news stories, including complete Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the Shuttle disaster, the Rhode Island Night Club fire, Worcester cold storage fire, and local and state election results. He was on the air when the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001. Rod has been honored three times as Best Newscaster in Massachusetts by the Associated Press. Fritz also worked as a Network News Anchor on Fox News Radio, heard on over 600 radio stations as well as Satellite Radio.

Rod is a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and Psychological Operations (PSYOPS). He is a graduate of Leland Powers School of Radio, TV & Theater in Boston and a graduate of Natick High School.

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