Mike Lynch has been the principal sports anchor at WCVB-TV, Channel 5 in Boston, since September, 1985. He reports weeknights on NewsCenter 5 at Six and the 11PM NewsCenter 5 Tonight.
Lynch joined Channel 5 full-time in April, 1983, as weekend sports anchor after working part-time for the station for one year. Since 1984, he has hosted the Boston College football coach’s show Eagles Preview, aired on Channel 5 each fall. Lynch has also done play-by-play coverage for the Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, and college football teams.
In 1985, Mike Lynch initiated “High Five”, a weekly NewsCenter 5 report highlighting the achievements of high school athletes. He also hosts the annual WCVB High Five special.
Prior to coming to WCVB, Mike was Sports Director for Boston’s WMRE Radio, formerly WITS, from 1977 to 1983. During this time, Lynch was responsible for the station’s Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins pre-game shows. In addition, he hosted a weeknight sports talk show and was the radio voice of Harvard University’s football broadcasts.
Lynch’s broadcasting career began in 1974 at WLYN Radio in Lynn, where he served as a color commentator for high school football and basketball broadcasts.
For seven consecutive years, Mike Lynch has been voted Massachusetts “Sportscaster of the Year” by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. In 1987, SportsCenter 5 won the United Press International Award for “Best Sports Reporting” in the country.
Mike Lynch was brought up in the Boston suburb of Swampscott. He graduated from Harvard University in 1977. While in college, he quarterbacked and kicked for the Harvard team that won the 1975 Ivy League Football Championship. He also played first base for the Crimson baseball team.
Lynch resides in Massachusetts, with his wife Mary Ellen and their three daughters Kelly Ann, Molly and Katey.