Pam Cross Moving On

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Pam Cross, an anchor and reporter for WCVB in Boston for 35 years, has announced she is leaving the station to “open the door to new challenges.”

Cross joined WCVB in 1981 after working at WFSB in Hartford for five years. While at channel 3 she made her mark as a serious, competent street reporter and it is fair to say she was loved by the channel 3 audience. Given her long tenure at WCVB, it’s reasonable to conclude the audience in Boston responded the same way.

Cross is a native of Norwalk, Connecticut and her journalism career began at radio stations WSTC in Stamford and WDRC in Hartford. That particular career path is no longer an option for most aspiring television journalists, because most radio stations simply don’t gather news. When Cross started out, the competition between radio newsrooms was as intense as competition between newspapers and television stations.