Nine major figures in radio and television will be inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame at its annual Induction and Awards Luncheon on Sept. 27, at the Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel.
They are Marjorie Arons-Barron, the retired long-time former WCVB-TV, Boston, director of editorials; WCVB’s founding president and general manager, the late Robert Bennett; WBZ-TV Boston meteorologist Barry Burbank; Boston TV38’s former "Movie Loft" host Dana Hersey; Boston 7News former political reporter/commentator Andy Hiller; WBZ Boston Radio sports reporter Jonny Miller; Lisa Mullins, the voice of All Things Considered on NPR’s Boston affiliate, WBUR Radio; retired general manager Bill Pepin of Springfield’s WWLP-TV; and Richard Chase, retired from WBZ-TV after 40 years as a news photographer. Chase will be honored with the Hall of Fame’s Pioneer Award, which is presented to individuals or organizations who fundamentally contributed to broadcasting.
"Our class of 2019 represents some of the true treasures of broadcasting," Hall of Fame President and former WBZ-TV News Director Peter Brown said. "This group of outstanding professionals has been recognized for their enduring commitment and deep dedication to their craft. Their body of work is a testament to their talents and their passions for bringing to their audiences the very best in news, information and entertainment. They are the leaders who set forth the path that future generations will follow. Let us welcome them as they join more than 150 others who can proudly state they have been inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters of Fame."
The Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame's mission is to honor the broadcast industry's most noteworthy members from Massachusetts, commemorate their achievements and contributions to broadcasting and preserve their work for future generations.