2014 Award Winner: BEST Sportscaster (Runner-Up)

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Mike Lynch

Nominated for: BEST Sportscaster

Mike Lynch Boston MA

Mike Lynch has been the principal sports anchor at WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston since September 1985. He reports Sunday through Thursday on NewsCenter 5 at 6 and 11 PM. He joined Channel 5 full-time in April 1983 as weekend sports anchor after working part-time for the station for one year.

In 1985, Lynch initiated ?High Five,? a weekly NewsCenter 5 report highlighting the achievements of high school scholar-athletes. The unique segments have been lauded by critics and received numerous honors for his continuing commitment to coverage of high school athletics. Lynch is also instrumental in the annual production of ?High 5 Salutes Thanksgiving Heroes,? WCVB?s live, half-hour wrap-up program of all the traditional high school football rivalries across the Bay State.

In 2009, Lynch was voted Massachusetts ?Sportscaster of the Year? by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. He has been recognized with this honor 15 times during his career. In 1987, SportsCenter 5 won the United Press International Award for ?Best Sports Reporting? in the country.

From 1995 through 2008, Lynch hosted the weekly sports program ?Patriots All Access,? a behind-the-scenes look at New England?s NFL franchise, and served as a broadcast commentator during Patriots pre-season games. He has also done play-by-play coverage for the Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, and college football. For 11 years, he hosted the Boston College weekly football coach?s show ?Eagles Preview? on Channel 5.

Prior to coming to WCVB, he was sports director for Boston?s WMRE Radio, formerly WITS, from 1977 to 1983. During this time, Lynch was responsible for the station?s Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins pre-game shows. In addition, he hosted a weeknight sports talk show and was the radio voice of Harvard University?s football broadcasts. Lynch?s broadcasting career began in 1974 at WLYN Radio in Lynn, where he served as a color commentator for high school football and basketball broadcasts.

Lynch grew up in the Boston suburb of Swampscott. He graduated from Harvard in 1977. While in college, he quarterbacked and kicked for the Harvard team that won the 1975 Ivy League Football Championship. He also played first base for the Crimson baseball team.

Lynch resides in Winchester, MA, with his wife Mary Ellen and their three daughters: Kelly Ann, Molly and Katey.



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Stephanie B. on July 31, 2014

Has always been a favorite in this Boston house

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jude hutchinson on July 30, 2014

Wonderful sense of humor! Good local sports reporter!

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John M. on June 26, 2014

Great sportscaster really passionate about it

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Mary T. on July 14, 2013

great

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Kathy M. on July 6, 2013

Love Mike!

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Joe M. on July 6, 2013

Mike knows his stuff!

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Tom P. on July 2, 2013

I like Mike!

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Margie G. on June 8, 2013

Mike Lynch!

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Ted L. on July 26, 2012

The one to watch.

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David L. on June 30, 2012

I like Mike, Not Felger

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