Award-winning journalist Gary LaPierre
Gary the anchor of The WBZ Morning News on Boston's WBZ NewsRadio 1030 for over 40 years
is now offering commercial voice overs, narration talent, personal endorsements and hosting talent.
If there is such a thing as "the" Voice of New England, it is the voice of Gary LaPierre. For more than 40 years, Gary LaPierre was informing, reassuring and many times, warning the listeners of the 6 state region on every aspect of their lives. His rich, comfortable voice was there to let the people know the news stories of the day, whether it was local and national elections, international conflict or just another major New England snowstorm or a huge traffic mess somewhere out there in radio land.
LaPierre joined WBZ News radio as general assignment reporter In the early 60's. Two years later he took over the morning news anchor desk and in the course of 40 years, LaPierre did it all, including anchoring WBZ-TV noon news, spent 15 years as the stations chief investigative reporter. During his tenure won dozens of local, regional and national news awards including Associated Press National for "Best Radio Feature", several Edward R. Murrow Awards for "Best Radio Newscast" and in the late 80's, LaPierre was honored by the International Radio Festival of New York City as "Best Newscaster" of the year. LaPierre has been awarded the San Francisco State Award for Best Investigative Journalism, and in 2006 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-TV News Directors Association, Associated Press. In February 2007, Gary LaPierre became the inaugural member of the WBZ Radio Hall of Fame. The bronzed plaque bearing his likeness and tribute is attached to the entrance of the CBS radio and television headquarters in Boston. See plaque here
On the academic front, Gary become Doctor LaPierre when Emerson College in Boston bestowed an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, class of 1998.
LaPierre's ability to "communicate" is legendary in the broadcast industry, at the local and national level. Plus, he has on several occasions anchored the daily broadcasts for Paul Harvey News and Comment, which elevates all of the above to the "international" stage.
LAPIERRE COMMUNICATES with world leaders, including one-on-one with more than a half-dozen for Presidents of the United States. He covered Presidential politics dating back to 1968, anchored coverage of the Princess Diana funeral in London and considers his biggest communication challenge ever, "being on the air live (CBS-Boston) when terrorists staged the deadliest attack in history on this country, September 11, 2001".
Prior to launching LAPIERRE COMMUNICATES, Gary culminated his 4 decade career as the daily "Voice of New England" and on that day in 2006, Governor Mitt Romney proclaimed it "Gary LaPierre Day" in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Mayor Tom Menino officially proclaimed it "Gary LaPierre Day" in the city of Boston.
WBZ radio 1030 website, Click here
Read about Gary broadcasting from Florida in Boston Globe, Click here
Gary LaPierre Farewell Video from WBZ broadcasting spanning 30 years on YouTube.com, click here
Television anchorman story , Gary LaPierre, click here
|Over the years of Gary LaPierre, click on pictures below for larger photos|
|Gary 1990||With Mrs. "L"||Convention
|Spare Time||Brief NHL Career||Mayor of Boston||Gary 2006||Gary & Ted