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WBZ’s Jack Williams to step down as nightly anchor

Jack Williams

Jack Williams

Channel 4 anchor Jack Williams is not retiring. He says he’s just going to reduce his workload so that he can spend more time with his family. “After 39 wonderful years, I’ve decided to step away from the anchor desk, but I’m absolutely not leaving WBZ-TV News,” Williams said in a statement put out by the station on Monday. Williams will step down as nightly anchor Sept. 1, but will still serve as a correspondent and substitute anchor for WBZ. He will continue to work on the Jack Williams’ Endowment for Wednesday’s Child, which helps find adoptive families for special needs children. Williams began the “Wednesday’s Child” segment back in 1981, helping more than 800 children find homes and raising over $10 million for special needs adoption. “Jack Williams is a true legend of broadcasting,” Mark Lund, president and general manager for CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV and myTV38, said in a statement. “We are grateful for all he has done and everything he will continue to do as a member of the WBZ-TV family and the New England community.”

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