Randy Price Biography
Randy Price is an American television newscaster with WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts, after being the lead anchor at WHDH-TV from 1998 to 2009. He considered the U.S.’s first openly gay newscaster. Randy anchors live news coverage weekday mornings on WCVB Channel 5, WCVB.com and WCVB mobile apps.
Randy Price Age
Randy was born on January 19, 1950, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on the 19th of January yearly.
Randy Price Height and Weight
Price’s information about the exact height she stands at is not yet available but once confirmed it will be updated as soon as possible.
Randy Price Education
Price attended Louisiana State University, where he began his broadcasting career in college radio, which continued with a stint in the U.S. Air Force, with Price working for the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service.
Randy Price Family
After doing our research, details about his parents are not available and it is also not known if he has any siblings.
Randy Price Partner and Gay
Price is openly gay and on January 3, 2007, he married his longtime partner Mark Steffen in a ceremony on the steps of the Massachusetts State House in Boston, Massachusetts.
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.
Randy said he and his husband, Mark Steffen, feel they have won a battle in their continuing effort to get the town to reduce the assessed value of their house. Now they are assessing whether to rest on their laurels or fight another day.
Randy Price To Retire on May 20, 2020 , Randy recently stated that his last day at the WCVB station will be Wednesday, May 20, 2020. This is his decision after working for more than four decades as a journalist.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute of my more than 10 years anchoring the EyeOpener newscasts here at WCVB; now I’ve decided it’s time for me to step back from my career in news and start a new chapter. I look forward to enjoying different adventures in my life,” said Price.
Randy Price WCVB-TV, Channel 5
Randy began his broadcasting career in college radio, which continued with a stint in the U.S. Air Force, with Price working for the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service.
He worked in television in Bakersfield, California (KERO-TV) and Toledo, Ohio (WTVG), before moving to Boston WBZ-TVin 1983 where he anchored for 12 years. However, he left WBZ in 1995 due to alcohol problems which included a drunk driving conviction.
Also, he joined WHDH-TV in 1996 as a freelance reporter, and in 1997 was made a full-time anchor. Later moved into the morning anchor chair and then promoted to anchor the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. On February 6, 2009, Price let go from WHDH-TV. His last newscast was on Wednesday, February 4, 2009. On February 7, 2009, The Boston Globe quoted Price that station owner, Edmund Ansin, had told him “we need to move in different directions.”
On June 2, 2009, Price named morning anchor at WCVB-TV, Channel 5 in Boston. Also, well known to New England civic and philanthropic communities. He helped raise awareness and millions of dollars for causes important to him and his viewers – autism, veteran causes, Scouting (he 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
Randy honored with numerous humanitarian and professional awards including the broadcast news industry highest honor — a national Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast in a large television market. As a longtime viewer favorite, Randy also featured in Boston Magazine as “Boston’s Best News Anchor”.
WCVB Channel 5 anchor Randy Price injured in a bike mishap
Channel 5 morning news anchor Randy was hospitalized in New Hampshire after a bicycle accident. Price posted two photos of himself at Portsmouth Regional Hospital with a bloodied face. Also, he said the injuries were the result of a “bike mishap’’ that happened near his house on Saturday.
“I am tremendously thankful for my neighbors, my husband, Mark [Steffen], friends, paramedics with American Ambulance and the great emergency room team at Portsmouth Hospital,’’ Price posted to Facebook Saturday evening.
Randy Price Salary
WCVB news anchor salaries range from an average of $48,774 to $112,519 a year. However, these figures may vary substantially according to the level of seniority of the employee in question. At the moment, we do not have the exact salary and net worth of Price but we’ll keep tabs and update once it is available.
Randy Price Net Worth
Randy has not revealed his net worth. He is a simple person and never likes to attract public attention by publicly displaying his wealth. However, this section is under review, we will update you when details about his net worth are revealed.