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Byron Barnett announces retirement from 7News – Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts 2021-06-11 10:26:09 –


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“After telling a story for 44 years to make a living, I’m just telling a story.”

Veteran reporter Byron Burnett announced his retirement from broadcast news on Friday, sharing it as the last day on 7News.

“That’s it for me,” he wrote on Twitter. “After telling a story for 44 years to make a living, I’m just telling a story.”

Barnett has been with 7 News for 38 years, starting on Twin Cities’ KSTP TV and then joining the Boston newsroom.

During his decades in Boston, Minneapolis natives have covered many major local and national stories, from the 1984 riots in Lawrence to the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City. The Emmy-winning reporter also hosted the public relations show, Urban Update, while focusing on issues and controversies affecting Boston.

“I did a great job at the job that gave me a fun and exciting life,” Barnett wrote on Instagram. I look forward to turning the page and starting the next chapter.Many thanks to all my colleagues and everyone for years [the] Those who welcomed me into their lives and left me to talk about them … good or bad … happy or sad. Thank you for walking that road. “



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