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Sports broadcaster Mike Dowling leaving Channel 5

Mike Dowling.

Stu Rosner/file 2004

Mike Dowling.

Veteran sports reporter Mike Dowling is leaving WCVB-TV Channel 5 on Feb. 21 after 28 years at the station, according to the ABC affiliate.

Dowling joined Channel 5 in 1985 and reported on over 20 championships during his career covering Boston’s professional, collegiate, and high school sports teams, according to the station.

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Dowling has received two Edward R. Murrow regional awards, an Emmy, and recognition from the Associated Press and UPI.

“After over 33 years in the business, I want to spend more time with my family, to which I’m looking forward while pursuing some interests that I’ve been thinking about for a while,” Dowling told Channel 5 in an article posted to the outlet’s website.

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