Anthony Everett is the Emmy Award-winning anchor of WCVB Channel 5’s nightly newsmagazine, “Chronicle.” He joined the program in September 2005. He has also served as co-anchor of NewsCenter 5 at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11PM.
Everett has been honored with multiple Emmy Awards, including Emmys in 2016 for his reporting on Education, and for his reporting on the high incidence of cancer among Boston Firefighters. In 2019 and 2015, he received Emmy Awards for his reporting on Alzheimer’s as a societal concern. He also received the Emmy for hosting a special on Holiday Lights in 2015 and for a special on the Boston Pops 125th anniversary in 2011. His work as host of “Chronicle” was recognized with an Emmy in 2010. He also was honored with Emmys for his reporting on the recycling industry in 2009, and for a report on special education in 2008. In 2015, Everett received a first place National Headliner award for Health and Science reporting. Also in 2010, The Improper Bostonian magazine named “Chronicle” Boston’s Best Local TV Program.
Everett has served as WCVB’s senior correspondent for major national events and breaking news and has regularly contributed to special reports for all WCVB newscasts. His strong reporting skills have helped WCVB garner multiple prestigious awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Awards for News Series and News Documentary in 2013, the Associated Press Awards for Investigative Reporting and Documentary Reporting in 2012, and the National Headliner Award for Breaking News in 2003.
Everett previously served as co-anchor of the station’s Midday, 6 and 11 PM weekend newscasts. During this period, Everett twice received recognition from the National Headliner Awards in the category of “Spot News.”
In 2000, Everett shared the “Best Newscast” award from the Associated Press for his work in the early evening. Also in 2000, readers of The Improper Bostonian magazine voted Everett “Best Newscaster” in Boston. He has won numerous additional awards, including the 1996 National Headliner Award and Massachusetts Broadcasters Association First Place award for spot news coverage. In 1993, the RTNDA recognized him with the “Continuing Coverage” award and in 1991 he received an award from the Associated Press in the same category.
Everett’s dedication to charitable work has led to collaborations with organizations such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Habitat for Humanity, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, the Boston Ballet, the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, the Home for Little Wanderers, Derby Academy, and more. As a longtime advocate, volunteer and board member for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Everett was honored with the Public Education Award in 1992, and in 2006 received one of the Society’s highest honors, the Partners in Progress Award.
Everett is a graduate of Tufts University in Medford, MA. He has taught journalism classes at Tufts and currently serves as a guest lecturer in their Film and Media Studies Program. He has also lectured and spoken at Boston College, Harvard Business School, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and many other educational and community groups throughout New England. Everett is an FAA-certified and licensed drone pilot and enjoys aerial photography, skiing, cycling, boating, and fishing as hobbies.