WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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With President Trump leading the demonization of "the media," Bill adamantly clarifies his point of view that, "There is no such thing as 'the media' that we can all be lumped together as the same. We are not one monolithic entity. In fact, WCVB competes with every television, radio, newspaper, and digital organization that delivers the news." Family Man Bill and his wife, Gail, live in Wellesley. Out and about in their home- town, Bill appreciates that he is best known as "Gail's husband." Gail received her BA in elementary education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and then worked for many years as an ele- mentary school teacher in the Wellesley Public Schools before join- ing Simmons College as supervisor of interns. In 2006, Gail became involved with the Ellie Fund, a non-profit that provides support ser- vices to breast cancer patients and their families. She assumed the role of executive director in March of 2015. The Fines have a grown daughter and two grown sons. "My daughter, Ali, follows in her mother's footsteps, working for a non-profit. She is 10 Things Bill Fine Loves About WCVB Boston, "Boston's News Leader" 1. The station got its start in 1972 with a promise to air more local programming than any other Boston television station and continues this legacy of localism under Hearst ownership 2. Steadfast commitment to helping non-profits, including Home Base Veteran and Family Care, The American Red Cross, The Home for Little Wanderers, among many 3. 35-year-old Chronicle, the nation's longest running and top-rated locally produced news magazine 4. Talented staff, many of whom have made a full career at WCVB 5. The Modern Family comedy series 6. Ellen DeGeneres loves Boston and WCVB, she even rode in a Duck Boat Parade to announce The Ellen DeGeneres Show replacing The Oprah Winfrey Show 7. Pioneered the 7:00 p.m. news in Boston, aware that many commuters are still traveling home during the traditional 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. timeslots for news 8. 5 for Good campaign that showcases local heroes and much-needed good news, nominated for a regional Emmy 9. Monday Night Football with the New England Patriots and the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals 10. Continuity — there have only been four general managers of the station over the last 45 years, and Bill has worked for, and learned from, the other three an interview with bill fine W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 7 74

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