Thursday, March 02, 2006

Chet Curtis: Crooner

Back in my TV days I worked at Boston TV powerhouse WCVB-TV, also known in this market as "Newscenter 5." I worked there during interesting times, as the Louise Woodward trial came to a head, long-time on-air reporter Kirby Perkins died suddenly, and the venerable team of Chet Curtis and Natalie Jacobson was broken up, first by marriage, then professionally.

Chet has always been a class act. Here's a guy who knew how to enjoy life, gave a sense that he knew how lucky he was to be working in a career he loved, and would spend nights in the newsroom with those writing his copy, not holed up in an office somewhere out of sight.

He also would regularly ask to see pictures of my son and talk politics, sports or anything else. I just can't say enough about Chet the Person.

So you should check out Mark Jurkowitz's feature in the most recent issue of the Boston Phoenix. It's nice to see that he is still the same Chet, just in a different chair.

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