Beth Germano

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Emmy award-winning Beth Germano is a general assignment reporter for WBZ-TV News.  Born and raised in Massachusetts, Germano has been a New England-based reporter for more than 15 years.  She joined WBZ-TV as a freelance reporter in 1996 after reporting for several local television stations including WCVB-TV, New England Cable News, Monitor Cable Channel, WLVI-TV, and WGBH-TV.

Germano also anchored and reported for several radio stations in the region including WRKO-AM and WBUR-FM, the National Public Radio affiliate in Boston, WHJJ-AM in Providence, Rhode Island, WGIR-AM in Manchester, New Hampshire and WLNH-FM/WKZU-AM in Laconia, New Hampshire where she got her start in news.

During her broadcasting career, Germano has been honored with several awards.  Most recently, she received a New England Emmy Award as part of WBZ-TV’s Outstanding Team Effort, covering the September 11th attacks on New York City.

She was awarded first place from the Rhode Island Associated Press Broadcasters Association, the Tom Phillips UPI New England Broadcasting Award, and several honors from the New Hampshire Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

Germano received a bachelor of arts degree in English and Journalism from the University of New Hampshire, where she graduated magna cum laude.  She lives in the Greater Boston area with her husband Lucas and daughters Regina and Anne.

Methuen Man Dies, Wife Hospitalized With CO Poisoning From Generator

A Methuen man has died after police say he was overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning from two generators he had running in his basement.


Newburyport In The Dark After Nor’easter

Downtown Newburyport was like a ghost town as power to nearly the entire town went out leaving dozens of businesses closed.


Sandwich Homes Surrounded By Floodwater, Debris

It’s the kind of flooding Sandwich residents say doesn’t happen too often.


Student Charged After Tewksbury School Placed In Lockdown For Threats

A 14-year-old male freshman at Tewksbury High School has been arrested; No firearms or other threats were found.


Off-Duty Firefighter Rescues Woman From Burning Car

An off-duty firefighter and three other passersby stopped to help drivers who were trapped after a fiery crash.


Andover High School Hockey Coach Cleared Following DCF Investigation

The Andover High School hockey coach says he has been cleared for a return to the bench after a pair of investigations cleared him of any wrongdoing.


Supporters Of “Extreme Risk Protection” Gun Law Rally On Beacon Hill

A rally for stricter gun laws, that was planned before the school shooting in Florida, took place at Beacon Hill Thursday. 


Police Officer In Drunk Driving Crash Must Avoid Victim’s Family

Prosecutors say Domenic Columbo, 39, was drunk and speeding when he crashed into another car and seriously injured the driver.


Bankrupt Zoots To Re-Open For One Day For Customers To Get Clothes

Bankruptcy trustee David Madoff says he still can’t guarantee employees will be paid for checks that bounced last week. 


Elderly Man Wearing Only A Gown Abandoned In Hospital Lobby

A Stowe family is outraged that their father was “kicked out” of the hospital and made to wait in a lobby dressed only in a hospital gown to wait for a ride home.


Man Charged With Inappropriately Touching 13-Year-Old Girl In Walmart

Officials said a 21-year-old man inappropriately grabbed a 13-year-old girl from behind at a Walmart.


Churchgoers Take Precautions As Flu Cases Spike In Massachusetts

The sign of peace usually involves a handshake at Catholic Mass. But during services at St. Anthony’s Shrine in Boston there were a lot of waves of recognition.


Mother, Daughter Burned In Lawrence Fire

The fire trapped the women before they made it out.


2 Dead, 3 Wounded In Separate Boston Shootings

Boston Police say two people are dead after three shootings just miles apart.


Woman Robbed While Leaving Apartment With 10-Year-Old Son

Police are searching for a man who robbed a woman while she left her apartment with her 10-year-old son.


Winthrop Couple Rescued By Front End Loader After Icy Water Floods Home

Many residents in Winthrop are spending another night in the cold as the storm wreaked havoc on seaside neighborhoods.


Frozen Pipes Thaw, Burst In Milder Temps Wednesday

Temperatures in one woman’s home got down to the thirties and allowed ice to build up in the pipes in some baseboard heaters and crack.


Boston Officer Accused Of Lying To Police After Fatal Shootings

Investigators say Lance Holloman called police officer Monicka Stinson three times after two fatal shootings in Boston.


Police Use Bait Packages To Try And Catch Thieves

It’s the kind of crime police say will be on the rise particularly in the final days before Christmas.


Families Scramble As Boston Area Nursing Homes Close

Six nursing homes and an assisted living facility in Massachusetts plan to close within the next few months.


Senate President ‘Shocked And Devastated’ By Sex Assault Allegations Against Husband

Stan Rosenberg said in a news conference he is “shocked and devastated” by reports his husband sexually harassed and assaulted several men.


Water Main Break Floods Winthrop Neighborhood

Residents in Winthrop were trapped in their homes after a water main break on Winthrop Shore Drive.


Police Search For Package Thief After 4 Incidents In 1 Day

Tewksbury Police are searching for a woman they say stole packages off of front porches.


Rainy Commute For Thanksgiving Holiday Travelers

An estimated 50 million people will travel more than 50 miles from home this Thanksgiving.


Billerica Students Targeted By Snapchat User Seeking Inappropriate Photos

Billerica officials are warning the community about someone who is attempting to receive inappropriate photos of young high school girls over Snapchat, and threatening students when they refuse.


No More CharlieCards? MBTA Approves $723 Million Fare System Overhaul

MBTA riders may soon bid farewell to their CharlieCards.


Clinic Bathroom Alarm Helps Prevent Fatal Overdoses

A reverse motion detector signals if there’s no movement in a bathroom for two minutes, alerting medical staff.


Fugitive Bus Driver Charged With Raping Student In 1998 Returns To Mass.

A school bus driver charged with kidnapping and raping one of his young passengers in 1998 was returned to the United States on Thursday.


Puppy Saved By Narcan After Possibly Ingesting Fentanyl

A puppy became sick after apparently ingesting some sort of opioid, and was rescued by narcan.


Woman Pleads Guilty In Drugged Driving Crash That Killed Nurse

A woman accused of driving while on drugs changes her mind and her plea to guilty.


School Apologizes For Photo Appearing To Show Black Girl On Leashes

The Bridgewater-Raynham School District is apologizing for a photo that appears to show a young black girl tied to two leashes.


Salvation Army Donation Bins Set On Fire

Two Salvation Army donation boxes caught fire in Brockton, and firefighters believe the flames were intentionally set.


Woman Dies After Being Pinned Under Car In Market Basket Parking Lot

The Middlesex District Attorney’s office is investigating the death of a woman who was run over and pinned by her own vehicle in a Market Basket parking lot in Westford.


Principal Saves Student In Cardiac Arrest

A high school principal put his training into action when a student went into cardiac arrest.


Troubled Rollout Of New Inspection System Costly For Drivers, Service Stations

The troubled rollout of the state’s new vehicle inspection system has been costly for drivers and service station owners.


Women Who Escaped Las Vegas Shooting Say Lives Are Changed Forever

A group of friends from Massachusetts posed for a picture just as a gunman opened fire on a Las Vegas country music festival.


Woman Rescued From Bell Tower Of Rockport Church After Fall

A structural engineer was injured after she fell while taking pictures in the bell tower of a church in Rockport.


Boston Schools Prepare For Influx Of Children From Puerto Rico

Superintendent Tommy Chang says coordination has begun with agencies throughout the city.


Racist Note Found In Student’s Locker After NFL Anthem Discussion

The Acton-Boxborough school district is investigating an incident at the high school where a racially charged note was left in the locker of a 15-year-old girl. 


Families Desperately Try To Make Contact With Relatives In Puerto Rico

People are desperately trying to contact their families after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.


Body Found In Billerica Being Investigated As Suspicious Death

The Middlesex District Attorney’s office said the death of a man whose body was found early Wednesday morning is being investigated as suspicious.


Boston Common Safety Questioned After Teen Shot

The three teens were taken into police custody after a shooting on Boston Common. They were questioned and released.