WBZ NewsRadio 1030 AM has hired veteran TV and radio anchor Josh Binswanger as morning drive anchor. He’ll work alongside WBZ’s Deb Lawler. Binswanger began his career in broadcasting when he was 14 years old. From 1990-1995 Binswanger hosted and produced WBZ’s Kid Company, a live weekly two-hour radio talk show for kids 8-15. In 1993, Kid Company won a Peabody Award. In 1994, while continuing his work on Kid Company, Binswanger joined the News at Noon on WBZ-TV.
In 1995, Binswanger relocated to New York as an on-air host for FX. He then moved back to news as an anchor and reporter for Dow Jones Television in 1997. In 1998, he became the anchor of Fox Morning News from the nation’s capital. Binswanger has filled-in as a co-anchor of ABC’s World News Now, as well as The Early Show on CBS in New York.
WBZ Director of News and Programming Peter Casey said, “This is a homecoming that’s a perfect fit for WBZ and for Josh. He brings a wealth of local knowledge and national news experience, and needs no tutorial on how to pronounce Gloucester or Worcester.”
“I look forward to digging into the daily process of providing great journalism on the radio every day,” added Binswanger. “In an era of news ‘anytime anywhere’ I’m thrilled to be able to be a part of that on WBZ.”