Introducing our 2018 Gala Emcee: Randy Price, Anchor, WCVB Channel 5
As one of Boston’s best-known TV journalists, Randy Price has helped millions of viewers get a jump start on their day. Randy anchors live news coverage weekday mornings on WCVB Channel 5, WCVB.com and WCVB mobile apps. Newscenter 5’s EyeOpener is New England’s most watched morning news program.
Randy has been honored with numerous humanitarian and professional awards including the broadcast news industry’s highest honor — a national Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast in a large television market. As a longtime viewer favorite, Randy has also been featured in Boston Magazine as “Boston’s Best News Anchor.”
Randy is also well known to New England’s civic and philanthropic communities. He’s helped raise awareness and millions of dollars for causes important to him and his viewers – autism, veteran’s causes, Scouting (he’s an Eagle Scout), alcohol and substance abuse, animal welfare and LGBT issues. As the nation’s first openly gay TV news anchor, Randy is regularly invited to speak to a wide variety of audiences. He has been a keynote emcee at countless LGBT events. And he has been honored to be the Grand Marshal of Pride parades and celebrations in Boston, Worcester, Provincetown and Salem, MA. He also serves as the Grand Marshal of the annual America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade in Plymouth, ranked the #1 Thanksgiving parade in the nation by AOL.
As a native of Louisiana, Randy began his broadcast career in college radio at Louisiana Tech University and then Louisiana State University in his home city of Baton Rouge. As a member of the U.S. Air Force, Randy moved into television with the American Forces Radio and Television Service. After his military duty, Randy became the lead anchor at television stations in Bakersfield, California, and Toledo, Ohio, before coming to Boston. He has anchored at all of the major network-affiliated stations in the city as well as hosting TV specials from time to time. At one time he even had his own nightly magazine program which was the first of its type to include daily news coverage, feature reporting and popular culture.
Randy and his spouse reside in Kittery Point, Maine where they have been breeders of world-renowned champion American Cocker Spaniel dogs. As a result, they are involved in a variety of rescue groups and the region’s larger animal welfare organizations. They are also avid gardeners and often open up their gardens and home for fundraisers.