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Retired WCVB anchor fulfills dream of getting degree

Over a span of 45 years, Jim Boyd built a successful career in broadcast television, starting in the mail room at a public station in New York and eventually finding a home in front of the camera.

He traveled around the world to cover stories and met a producer who became his wife. He went on to become one of the first African-Americans to become a regular local news anchor in Boston, at WCVB-TV, where he was known for his personable, straightforward style.

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