City Council recognizes long-time Boston reporter Chris Lovett
Chris Lovett, joined by his wife Natasha Fedorova, producer Adam Boyajy, and colleague Rich Rosenthal, was honored by the Council and presented with a resolution recognizing his 34 years of dedication to reporting in the City of Boston. The Council also declared September 29, 2021 as “Chris Lovett Day” in the City of Boston.
Born in Dorchester, Lovett is a graduate of Boston Latin School and Columbia University, where he earned a BA in Comparative Literature. He served as a reporter, editor and photographer for Dorchester Argus-Citizen from 1976 to 1987.
In 1984, he joined Boston Neighborhood Network News as a freelancer and later became a full-time employee of BNN as a news anchor. He was also a freelance reporter and photographer for the Dorchester Reporter and Bay State Banner.
Lovett has interviewed many elected officials in Boston throughout his career as a reporter. “One of the things I am so appreciative of Chris for is that he delves into the deep specificity of the news of what we do each and every day, and more often than not, he is the only reporter that is doing so,” said Council President Pro Tempore O’Malley.
Last Friday, Lovett announced at the end of his program that he would be leaving his position as the lead anchor of Boston Neighborhood Network News. According to the Dorchester Reporter, Lovett “plans to continue to contribute to local journalism, but has decided that it’s time to step away from the grind of producing a nightly news program.”
“This is quite an honor coming from the Council, because I felt that we shared a mission, both in our show and what you do here in this Body. The job is to engage people, create more transparency and just to have exchange. This Council represents all kinds of people in Boston and we need to talk to each other,” said Lovett after accepting his resolution.